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Totentanz. Operationalizing Aby Warburg's Pathosformel

Totentanz. Operationalizing Aby Warburg's Pathosformel
Date
7 June 2017 (17:00-20:00)
Location
Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K.6.29) Strand Campus
Description
Professor Franco Moretti (Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor and Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English (and, by courtesy, of German Studies) at Stanford University) delivers the first of two talks for the Department of Comparative Literature.

Comparative Literature Taster

Comparative Literature Taster
Date
19 June 2017 (10:00-14:00)
Location
Strand Building
Description
If you are thinking about studying literature at university - why not consider a Comparative Literature BA? Comparative Literature at King's embraces 12 languages and six continents, and spans over 2,500 years. How else can you study African literature in English and French alongside Greek modernist poetry, or modern Indian literature alongside the eighteenth-century European novel? Join our taster session to find out more!

Day and Night. On the counterpoint of Western and film noir

Day and Night. On the counterpoint of Western and film noir
Date
21 June 2017 (18:00-20:00)
Location
Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre King’s Building Strand Campus
Description
Professor Franco Moretti (Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor and Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English (and, by courtesy, of German Studies) at Stanford University) delivers the second of two talks for the Department of Comparative Literature.

World Cultures, Global Futures Summer School

World Cultures, Global Futures Summer School
Date
28 (10:00) - 30 June 2017 (16:30)
Location
Strand Campus - King's College London
Description
Cultural difference and attitudes towards cultural difference play a crucial role in the current geopolitical situation. Yet how do we understand that cultural difference? These questions are at the heart of World Cultures, Global Futures, a Summer School hosted by the Departments of German, French, Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, Comparative Literature and Film.

Primo Levi and Jean Améry: Auschwitz and the Possibility of Enlightenment Secular Humanism

Primo Levi and Jean Améry: Auschwitz and the Possibility of Enlightenment Secular Humanism
Date
11 July 2017 (10:00-18:00)
Location
Room S0.13 Strand Building King’s College London
Description
The aim of this one-day workshop is to explore the nature of the (fractured) commitments to, and/or rejection of, secular humanist values on the part of Primo Levi and Jean Améry. Supported by the Centre for Enlightenment Studies at King's and the Departments of Theology and Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, and English.
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