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Humanity and Animality in 20th & 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories. An Interdisciplinary Conference

Start: Sep 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 16, 2014 7:00:00 PM

This interdisciplinary conference takes up an important debate in a field of growing importance in the humanities, where animal studies, post-humanism, and eco-criticism have surged in recent years.The definition of mankind seems necessarily to pass through an understanding of what constitutes the animal. Philosophically, what distinguishes, or indeed brings together humanity and animality has been the subject of debate from Aristotle’s understanding of man as ‘zôon logon echon’ and from Kant’s view of man’s treatment of animals as an insight into the true nature of humankind, Derrida’s seminars on ‘the beast and the sovereign’, up to Agamben’s recent theory of ‘bare life’ as the breakdown of the barrier between man and animal.

Italian events...

Start: Sep 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 30, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Events relating to or organised by the Italian department at UCL will be posted here.
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