Cruelty and Compassion: Postgraduate Conference
We are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Classics at Leeds.
Date: 19-06-2017Time: 09:00 - 17:00
We encounter references to both cruelty and compassion on a daily basis: in current affairs, literature, film, art, historical accounts and even in our day-to-day lives. How we address evidence of cruelty and compassion is dependent upon the individual and on the accepted norms within society. Our views on cruelty and compassion centre on how we define both concepts, the context in which they appear and the cultural, psychological or social impact they may have. This year, we have taken the opportunity to invite delegates, if applicable for their area of research, to offer performance pieces instead of traditional papers.
The conference aims at an Interdisciplinary approach, allowing for conversation across departmental and institutional lines. As such, we request that speakers ensure their papers are accessible to a non-specialist audience, and, if applicable, provide any foreign language texts with a corresponding English translation.
Dr Marta Cobb, University of Leeds: A Special Connection to the Afterlife?: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory in the Visions of Medieval Female Mystics.
Dr Bev Back, University of Leeds: Feminist Pedagogy (title TBC).
For more information and details on how to register, please see the Conference webpage.
Please direct any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you, and to welcoming you to Leeds!