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''Bites Here and There'': Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines

One-day Interdisciplinary Conference

17th November 2018

Keynote speaker: Professor Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds)

Talks will take place in rooms located on the ground floor of the Westwood Teaching Centre
Organised by Giulia Champion
Funded by the Humanities Research Centre and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Conference Programme is Available Here

Please check the schedule regularly in case there are changes to the programme, starting time or venue

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 and international conference will explore the evolution and the different uses of the tropes and figures of cannibalism across both time and disciplines.

The papers accepted focusing on either literal and metaphorical anthropophagy, and at times both, include presentations exploring the following subjects and areas of study:

  • Antiquity and Classical Literature
  • Medieval Culture and Literature
  • Renaissance Studies, Drama and Travel Writing
  • Visual Studies from History of Art to Film Studies and Video Games
  • Psychology
  • Folklore and Fairy Tales
  • Speculative Fiction and Global Crises
  • Queer Studies in Literature and Film
  • Contemporary Literature and Sociopolitics
  • Brazilian Antropofagia

Please follow this link to register your attendance to the conference, after reading the Terms and Conditions 

Conference Fees:

External Full Rate: £20.00

External Unwaged/Student Rate: £10.00

Warwick Staff/Students: £8.00

Following the conference, delegates will be invited to submit their work for publication with the Warwick Series in the Humanities (with Routledge)

Please Find the Publication Call for Papers Here  

 soup noodles

 by Enrique Chagoya 

"Só a Antropofagia nos une. Socialmente. Economicamente. Filosoficamente."

Oswald de Andrade - Manifesto Antropófago


Abaporu - Tarsila do Amaral 


#AnimalCannibal & Zoological Cannibalism

Please read the Terms and Conditions  before booking.


Saturno devorando a su hijo - Francisco de Goya