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Unexpected Agents Symposium, registration open (6/24/2011)

Registration is now open for 'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)' at the University of Birmingham on June 24th.

The event is a one-day postgraduate symposium hosted by the English Department which will aim to consider how we might explore and account for agency from unexpected sources. Papers and discussions at this symposium will place the non-human, the object, the supposedly ‘lifeless’ at the centre, with a view to casting new light on and rethinking definitions of human agency and identity from an unconventional, askance perspective.  Our plenary speaker is Dr Sarah Kember of Goldsmiths, University of London.

The symposium cost is £15 for University of Birmingham students, and £30 for students from other universities.

For online registration please visit http://bit.ly/unexpectedagents

For more information, see http://www.english.bham.ac.uk/unexpected or contact us at unexpectedagents@gmail.com.

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