[CONFERENCE] Register by June 13 for THE USES OF UTOPIA (Clare College, Cambridge)
THE USES OF UTOPIA
an interdisciplinary symposium on the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia
26 June 2016 Clare College, Cambridge
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In Archæologies of the Future, Fredric Jameson wonders: “can we invent a way of reading Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) so as to recover something of the shock and freshness of its elegant new Latin for the first European readers?” This symposium is both an interdisciplinary investigation provoked by this question, and a celebratory reading for the 500th anniversary of More’s text.
Scholars from architecture, geography, history, law, literature, music, and politics will share their insights into and thoughts on this seminal work and its interpretations.
Thirkill Room, Clare College, Cambridge
10 am – 5:30 pm
Registration £ 40 / 20 — register here by June 13
Fee includes symposium talks, lunch, and evening concert
- David Bell (Sheffield)
- Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway)
- Jonah Coe-Scharff (Cambridge)
- Davina Cooper (Kent Law School)
- John Guy (Cambridge)
- Nicholas Johnson (visual artist)
- Sarah Lohmann (Durham)
- Edwin van Meerkerk (Radboud)
- Laura Scallabrella Spada (University College London)
- Cam Scott (poet and sound artist)
- Cathy Shrank (Sheffield)
- Tessa Smith (Humboldt)
- Andrew Zurcher (Cambridge)
Four visual artists will be joining us throughout the conference, and participating in the day’s events. In response to the conference, they will produce artistic reflections that respond both to the investigations generated by the conference, and to More’s original work.
- Jonny Briggs
- Jane Hayes Greenwood
- Declan Jenkins
- Nicholas Johnson
If you have any questions about the day or the registration process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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