Fred Botting/ Steven Shakespeare/ Sarah Wood
6.30 – 8pm, Tuesday 6 December 2016
Wolfson Theatre, LSE
Fred Botting, Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingston University
Steven Shakespeare, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Liverpool Hope University
Sarah Wood, Reader in English Literature and Literary Theory, University of Kent
Danielle Sands, Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture (Royal Holloway) and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
Why is art preoccupied with monsters? What can we learn about a society from the kinds of monsters it imagines? Today, when traditional ideas of the human cannot account for advances in biology and technology, can monstrous figures help us to better understand our changing sense of ourselves? In this panel, three thinkers examine our ongoing fascination with monsters.