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09:00 - 19:00 10 January 2014
Tintin at 85
Roberts Building |
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom
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Dr Eric Langley, Keynote, Royal Holloway, University of London, Dr Eric Langley's book, Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, was published by Oxford University Press in November 2009. Understanding self-love and self-slaughter in terms of self-reflexivity and aggressive isolationism, the book considers the rhetoric of introspection and period conceptions of individualism, reading the narcissist and suicide in relation to Renaissance ocular theory, the pastoral tradition, Ovid, classical influence, and religious text. Current research considers Shakespeare and other early modern authors in relation to period anxieties concerning plague and infection, metaphors of transmission, the nature of poison and medicine (pharmaceutical rhetoric), the figure of the parasite, and notions of hospitality/hostility. Other recent or ongoing research considers Renaissance erotica, friendship essays, early modern letters, suicide notes, illegitimacy, and Herge.
This one-day symposium brings together scholars and Tintinologists to discuss The Adventures of Tintin from their first appearance in Le Petit Vingtième to the recent Hollywood film. In keeping with Hergé’s commitment to children’s causes, we intend to donate conference proceeds to children’s charity, The Art Room.
Image - © Hergé-Moulinsart 2014
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