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One-Day Symposium with Simon Critchley
Date: 29 May 2013 Time: 9.00 am-6.00 pm
Venue: Cavendish Colloquium Room
A Symposium with Simon Critchley
9.30am - Opening Plenary
'Jesus and Tragedy'
Terry Eagleton (Distinguished Professor of English, Lancaster University)
10.45am - Tea and Coffee Break
11.15am - Panel 1
'Unbearable Life: Tragedy, Sovereignty, Biopolitics'
Arthur Bradley (Reader in Comparative Literature, Lancaster University)
'After Tragedy: Bush, Blair and the Baroque'
Michael Dillon (Professor Emeritus of Politics, Lancaster University)
'Critchley versus Cavanaugh'
Charlie Gere (Professor of Media Theory and History, Lancaster University)
12.30pm - Lunch
2pm - Panel 2
'Touching the Tragic in Elizabethan England'
Liz Oakley-Brown (Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Studies, Lancaster University)
'Wallace Stevens: Reinventing the Real'
Tony Sharpe (Senior Lecturer in English, Lancaster University)
'Orpheus/Transmitting: The International Necronautical Society's Death Trip'
Brian Baker (Lecturer in English, Lancaster University)
3.15pm - Tea and Coffee Break
3.45 - Keynote Lecture
'The Hamlet Doctrine'
Simon Critchley (Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, The New School of Social Research, New York).
5pm - Round Table Discussion on Tragedy
Chaired by John Schad (Professor of Modern Literature, Lancaster University)
Who can attend: Anyone
Organising departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing
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