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Language and Violence: Literary Mediations in the Age of the Anthropocene

An international conference at the University of Vigo exploring the way in which violence appears to have impregnated contemporary literary discourse. The destruction of the environment, animal cruelty, social and gender brutality, amongst others, are some of the most obscene manifestations of human violence. This conference aims to identify the discursive codes that perpetuate violence through notions of subalternity, oppression, hegemonic power and class struggle.

Provisional programme

Thursday 16 January

Friday 17 January

Papers are in either English, Spanish, Galician or Portuguese. For further information, including registration, please see the conference website or contact malonsoalonso@uvigo.es.

In partnership with the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. Supported by a Language Acts and Worldmaking Small Grant.