October 17, 2007

The Weird


The Weird

Room RHB 309,
Goldsmiths University of London
Saturday 1st December
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 and 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/ Amsterdam) – 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.

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