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The Tragic: A One-Day Symposium with Simon Critchley

Date: 29 May 2013 Time: 9.00 am-6.00 pm

Venue: Cavendish Colloquium Room

The Tragic:

A Symposium with Simon Critchley


9.30am - Opening Plenary

'Jesus and Tragedy' - Terry Eagleton

10.45am - Tea and Coffee Break

11.15am - Panel 1

'After Tragedy: Bush, Blair and the Baroque' - Michael Dillon

'Tragedy and the State of Ceremony: Macbeth - Alison Findlay

'Corpus Mystical Anarchism' - Charlie Gere

12.30pm - Lunch

2pm - Panel 2

'Orpheus/Transmitting: The International Necronautical Society's Death Trip' - Brian Baker

'Touching the Tragic in Elizabethan England' - Liz Oakley-Brown

'Thereness and Whereness in Wallace Stevens' - Tony Sharpe

3.15pm - Tea and Coffee Break

3.45 - Keynote Lecture

'The Hamlet Doctrine'

Simon Critchley (Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, The New School of Social Research, New York).

5pm - Round Table Discussion on Tragedy

Simon Critchley

Michael Dillon

Terry Eagleton

Alison Findlay

Chaired by John Schad (Professor of Modern Literature, Lancaster University)

This event is free but registration is required. Please contact Michael Greaney at


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing


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