'Animate Objects, Inanimate Bodies' is a postgraduate conference aimed at students studying literature, particularly English literature.
What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?
The papers at the conference deal with the relationship between objects and disabled bodies, the hybridity of objects and bodies, objectification and power, amongst other topics. The keynote speaker is Dr Santanu Das.
The conference takes place for one day on Monday 21st May 2012 and is free to attend. The conference is supported by the English department at King's College London and will be held at the Strand campus.
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