Jo Applin/ Tina Chanter/ Sophie Russell

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Disgust is deceptively simple: physical repulsion to something revolting or potentially contagious. Behind this straightforward exterior, however, lies the ‘rich universe of the disgusting’ (William Ian Miller). Within this universe dwell questions about ugliness and beauty, the animal and the civilized, even life and death. We delve deep into disgust and the many ways it has shaped our thought, our art, and our sense of self.

Speakers
Jo Applin, Reader in the History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Tina Chanter, Professor of Philosophy and Gender Studies, Kingston University
Sophie Russell, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Surrey

Chair
Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London

 

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