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Fragile Realities: Intersecting Interpretations of the Real - SELCS Postgraduate Conference

ThoughtsForward - Postgraduates from the School of European Languages, Culture and Society, UCL.

Friday, 6 July 2012 from 08:45 to 18:15 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

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While it is free to attend the conference, registration is essential. Please bring a print-out of the ticket confirmation to the registration desk for entry.

Ticket includes conference pack, all refreshments, and lunch.

Conference programme available here: http://fragilerealities.wordpress.com/conference-schedule/ 


Inaugural Thoughtsforward/SELCS Postgraduate Conference 2012

Friday 6 July 2012,  London

UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society

Supported by the European Institute and Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies


Keynote Speakers

Dr Matthew Beaumont

UCL English Department and The City Centre

Author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England and Editor of A Concise Companion to Realism.

and

 Assoc. Prof. Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

 Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University

Project member: Reality, Realism and the Real in Visual Culture. Co-editor of Globalizing Art: Negotiating Place, Identity and Nation in Contemporary Nordic Art.

The conference features papers by UK-based postgraduate students across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines on perspectives relating to studies of reality. In particular, these are papers that interrogate ideas of the real in an interdisciplinary manner and explore the critical possibilities of the theme.


We invite graduate researchers working in fields connected to European languages, cultures & society to respond to this critical interrogation, and in doing so, reflect on how concepts of reality operate in different theoretical contexts, and whether interconnections between various fields may be achieved.


The conference will be organised as chaired panels dealing with specific themes under the broader umbrella of Reality. The tentative panel titles here are arranged broadly along the lines of literature, politics, history, and critical theory:

  • Representing Reality – Political and Media Discourse,

  • Mirroring Reality – Perceived and Constructed Self-image,

  • Tracing European Identities – Nation and Migration.


Additionally, a selection of papers from the conference will be published online and in a special print edition of Opticon1826, the multidisiplinary peer-reviewed academic journal based in UCL.

More details can be found on http://fragilerealities.wordpress.com.

Do you have questions about Fragile Realities: Intersecting Interpretations of the Real - SELCS Postgraduate Conference? Contact ThoughtsForward - Postgraduates from the School of European Languages, Culture and Society, UCL.

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Lecture Theatre G10
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
London
WC1N 1PF

United Kingdom

Friday, 6 July 2012 from 08:45 to 18:15 (BST)


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ThoughtsForward - Postgraduates from the School of European Languages, Culture and Society, UCL.

University College London

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