Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now – 24 September 2016

Please see the programme for the forthcoming Redefining Allegory Conference.

Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now – Saturday 24th September 2016

Queen Mary University of London

Lecture Theatre, Arts 2 Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

This one day conference aims to provide a platform to address issues surrounding the more recent definitions of allegory. What could the defining features of allegory be? Are there any possible benefits of the later definitions for more traditional historical led discussions of allegorical art? And finally, can there be a unified definition fit for interdisciplinary cross-cultural application that is both relevant to allegory and the allegorical in theory?


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Conference Programme

10:00 ­­­– 10:30: Registration + coffee

10:30 – 10:40: Welcome + introduction

10:40 – 12:00: Keynote 1 Michael Silk

12:00 – 13:00: Panel A: Allegory and the Modern (Vladimir Brljak  + Sam Quill)

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch + coffee

14:00 – 15:00:Panel B:  Re-reading Benjamin’s Allegory (Karlien van den Beukel  + Vittoria Fallanca)

15:00 – 15:20: Coffee

15:20 – 16:20: Panel C: Metaphor and world making (Jessica Yeung + Boyarkina Iren)

16:20 – 17:20: Keynote 2 Jeremy Tambling

17:20 – 18:20: Wine reception