Recent scholarship has reconceptualised violence taking into account two aspects unrecognised in the liberal/empiricist paradigm. First, scholars have extended analysis to the different forms of violence - psychological, structural and physical (in for example Zizek’s work). Second, scholars have investigated how the different ‘experiences’ of violence might find adequate forms of representation, without doing to damage to these traumatic experiences. And what might be the implications of this for an understanding of violence more generally? This research will engage with this body of critical theoretical scholarship, seeking to refine both the conceptualisation of violence, and the relationships between this conceptualisation and an ethics of violence.
School: School of Humanities
Campus: Grand Parade, Brighton campus