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English Research Forum Event: Literature and Philosophy‏, Thursday 6 December 2012

Posted on 04/12/2012

Royal Holloway's English Research Forum is a friendly and informal student led discussion group aimed at postgraduates and staff working in the humanities, and the second event organised by ERF takes place this week, focusing on 'Literature and Philosophy':

English Research Forum: Literature and Philosophy

Thursday 6 December 2012, 5-7 pm
Room F1, 11 Bedford Square WC1E 6DP
All welcome! (wine and nibbles will be provided)

This term’s English Research Forum talks are dealing with the connections between literary studies and other fields, and this week’s session on Literature and Philosophy will feature two speakers: Dr Nigel Mapp (University of Westminster) and Dr Charlotte Keys (Royal Holloway, University of London).

Nigel Mapp is a Lecturer in the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster. His publications include: 'William Empson: The Critical Achievement' (1993) and 'Adorno and Literature' (2006), volumes for which he was co-editor. A monograph, 'Paul de Man: Rhetoric, History, Aesthetics' is forthcoming from Polity Press in 2013 and another, 'Early Modern Disenchantments', is in preparation. Nigel’s writing currently concerns, mainly, Shakespeare, Herbert, Milton, Marvell, and Adam Smith, and examines aspects of experience’s necessary embodiment – especially those raised by consideration of the media of artworks, verbal or non-verbal. His talk is entitled 'Early Modern Disenchantments: Sceptical Currents in Criticism, with Some Paracritical Remarks on Agency and Affect in Herbert and Shakespeare'.

Charlotte Keys has just finished her PhD at Royal Holloway on Shakespeare's existentialism. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer in English Department at Royal Holloway and an English Language Tutor at Royal Holloway International. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for Exegesis, the academic e-Journal based at Royal Holloway. Her interests include, besides Shakespeare, other Renaissance thinkers such as Montaigne, Donne, Pico. Charlotte's talk is titled, ''The Right Popular Philosopher': Shakespeare and the Literary Nature of Philosophical Thought'.

Please email Timo Uotinen with any enquiries and to confirm your attendance - to make sure there are enough refreshments to go around!


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