"Rethinking Allegory", The Warburg Institute, 30 October 2015

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 30, 2015
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Classical Studies, Humanities, Intellectual History, Literature

Over the past several decades allegory has emerged as a prominent subject across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Allegory is all that traditional scholarship has said it is: a rhetorical figure, a mode of literary and artistic representation, a religious as well as secular hermeneutic practice. It is, however, much more than that: a protean cultural force which has left a deep imprint on the Western tradition, and whose full impact is only beginning to come to light. Hosted by the Warburg Institute, one of the key sites for the study of the allegorical tradition, this colloquium aims to showcase some of the most exciting research in contemporary allegory studies and further the vibrant current debate on the subject.

Speakers: Andreas Beyer (Basel), Matthias Bruhn (Humboldt University Berlin), Jason Crawford (Union), Brenda Machosky (Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu), Anthony Ossa-Richardson (Southampton), Kristen Poole (Delaware) and Michael Silk (King’s College London).

Organisers: Karen Lang and Peter Mack (Warwick), and Vladimir Brljak (Cambridge).

Programme and registration details: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2015-16/rethinking-allegory.

Contact Info: 

Karen Lang, Karen.Lang@warwick.ac.uk

Vladimir Brljak, vb276@cam.ac.uk

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Categories: Conference
Keywords: Allegory, conference