Literature and the Humanities in an Age of Autocracy
University of Bristol
24 March 2017
10am – 6pm
This third and final workshop in the ‘Ethics, Affect and Responsiblity: Global Citizenship and the Act of Reading’ will take place on 24 March 2017 at the University of Bristol. With the theme ‘Literature and the Humanities in the Age of Autocracy’, sessions will focus on literature as a site of resistance; affect, empathy and social justice under a state of emergency; authoritarianism and revolutionary thought; and literary activism through publishing.
We are particularly delighted that Professor Derek Attridge (York) will be giving a keynote lecture on the writing of J.M. Coetzee and challenges to philosophical ethics. Other confirmed speakers include Dr Carolyn Pedwell (Kent), Professor Radhika Mohanram (Cardiff), Dr Joe Ford (Durham), Dr Charlotta Salmi (Birmingham) and Dr Micheal Burns (UWE), and Annie Webster (SOAS). The event will conclude with a public poetry reading.
The workshop is free and open to all. To register, please email Dr Madhu Krishnan (email@example.com) with your name and any access or dietary requirements by 17 March 2017.