Updated Conference Programme

Being Non/Human

Please note that there have been some last-minute changes to the conference programme, as Thomas Harmsworth has withdrawn his paper. The new schedule is:

9.00 – Registration   (Room 4.2)

9.20 – Welcome and Introduction   (Room 4.2)

9.30 – 11.00 Session 1:

Panel 1: Photography, Corpses and Dolls: Non/Human Imprints   (Room 4.1)

Chaired by Sophia Wilson (King’s College London)

  • Framing the Corpse beyond ‘Humanity’

Lauren Summersgill (Birkbeck College, University of London)

  • Discussing Dolls: Horror and the Human Double

Sandra Mills (University of Hull)

  • ‘An infinite Number of leaf-like skins’: Balzac and the Skin of Mimesis

Polly Dickson (University of Cambridge)

Panel 2: Forming Connections in a Non/Human Environment   (Room 4.2)

Chaired by Briony Wickes (King’s College London)

  • Charles Avery’s The Islanders: Nonhuman Witnessing and the ‘Blind Spot’ of Humanism

Irina Chkhaidze (University College London)

  • Transformations and Transgressions in the Later Poetry of Thomas Hardy

Adrian Tait (independent scholar)

  • A Window on Imagined…

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