CfP “Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines

17th November 2018
University of Warwick

Funded by the Humanities Research Centre and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
Deadline: 17th July 2018
Keynote speaker: Professor Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds)

Since Antiquity, eating practices have helped regulate human differences, and anthropophagy served as a marker of difference across cultures in order to underline improper diets, as well as to metaphorically describe inappropriate relationships between people from the nuclear family to wider spheres of socio- political structures. This one-day interdisciplinary conference exploring the evolution and the different uses of the tropes and figures of cannibalism aims to understand and deconstruct the fascination with anthropophagy and its continued afterlife, as well as to promote discussions and connections on this subject across disciplines and institutions.Cannibalism Conference CFP