Dignity and the Novel Since 1948

admin - 1st July 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10:30am to 5:30pm

St Cross Building, Oxford

The Cube

A one-day interdisciplinary symposium to launch the Fiction and Human Rights Network at TORCH. Booking is essential, and registration will open 24th June. Lawyers, literary scholars, philosophers and political theorists discuss the relationship between the modern novel and the discourse of human rights in legal theory and practice. This one-day symposium brings together an eclectic range of thinkers to analyze the ways in which the genre of fiction might or might not contribute to debates about the nature and role of dignity in human rights.

Keynote speakers:  Professor Stephen Clingman (UMass., Amherst); Philippe Sands QC on Louis Begley’s Wartime Lies (1991); Dr Zoe Norridge (KCL) on Véronique Tadjo’s The Shadow of Imana: travels in the heart of Rwanda  (2002)

Further speakers and chairs include:  Elleke Boehmer; Mark Damazer; Jonathan Herring;  Michelle Kelly; Helena Kennedy QC;  Marina MacKay; Kate McLoughlin; Dana Mills; Ankhi Mukherjee; Natasha Simonsen; Carissa Véliz

Detailed programme to follow shortly.

This event welcomes members of the general public as well as academics and students in all disciplines and at all stages of their careers.

Cost: £25 full price; £15 student /unwaged. Please click here for registration.

Price includes lunch, tea and coffee and a drinks reception after the event at Mansfield College, kindly hosted by Baronness Helena Kennedy QC.

Contact the symposium convenors: tessa.roynon@ell.ox.ac.uk; natasha.simonsen@law.ox.ac.uk

Fiction and Human Rights

Contact name:  Tessa Roynon

Contact email:  tessa.roynon@ell.ox.ac.uk

Audience:  Open to all


TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

Humanities Division, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG, UK

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