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18:00 - 20:30 29 November 2016

Figures of solitude and resilience


G11 | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Dr Florian Mussgnug, Reader in Italian and Comparative Literature, UCL
Professor Simona Corso, Associate Professor of English Literature, University of Rome III
Professor. Alessandro Grilli, Associate Professor of Classical Philology, University of Pisa

Robinson, Ripley, Revenant… survivor fictions enjoy great success across different media and at all levels of cultural production. This symposium considers narratives of ‘last men’ or ‘final girls’ against the grain of established cultural conventions. We examine survival narratives as pre-traumatic symptoms and wish-fulfilment fantasies and explore how they relate to ideas about gender, the nature of human compassion and our relationship with non-human life.


Dr Florian Mussgnug
+44 (0)20 7679 7024 | f.mussgnug@ucl.ac.uk


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