BRAKC Seminar – Narrating the Community: 15 November 2017 2pm

15 November 2017
“Narrating the Community”

Professor Rémi Astuc
(Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France)

Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community

Can community be narrated ? Can it be verbally articulated, when community is above all a feeling? Many leaders (and maybe artists?) have longed for those magical words that would unite people.

Using what anthroplogy teaches us, especially in magic and rituals, we will consider the possibility of finding communal energy again and of putting it into practice in today’s world. From ancient myths to contemporary literature, art has undoubtedly had an essential role to play in the quest for narratives that could unite humanity.

Rémi Astruc is Professeur de littératures francophones et comparées at Université de Cergy-Pontoise, where he was also Director of the Department of Literature. He is an expert on representations of identity and community in literature, comedy and the grotesque, and the anthropological function of literature, and is the author of numerous books and articles on these themes.

Time: 2pm – 3pm
Place: 43 Gordon Square, room 323

Booking details: Free entry; first come, first seated

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