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High weird in London

From ghooric_zone

It's the same day as Dragonmeet to I guess I'll go for practice rather than theory.


Saturday 1 December 2007
The Weird
Room RHB 309, Goldsmiths, University of London
11 am - 6 pm

The Uncanny and the Fantastic have been extensively theorised, but the Weird awaits conceptualisation. Following the success of the Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Theory symposium earlier this year, this event will aim to discover if a crisp definiton of the Weird can be produced. What makes an object Weird? What examples of the Weird can be found in fiction, film and science?

The event will not follow the format of the standard academic conference. In keeping with the format successfully adopted for the Weird Realism event, no papers will be delivered. Some written materials will be circulated in advance, but the event will be devoted to structured discussions led by participants.

Participants include:
China Miéville - acclaimed author of Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and other tales of the Weird Fantastic. Ray Brassier (Middlesex) - author of the forthcoming Nihil Unbound Benjamin Noys (Chichester) - author of The Culture of Death and Georges Bataille: A Critical Introduction Graham Harman (Cairo) - author of Tool Being and Guerilla Metaphysics.

The event is free but anyone interested in attending should email James Trafford (jamest@solar.fsworld.co.uk) to register.