The annual Battle of Ideas conference took place on the 29th and 30th October at the Royal College of Arts. It is known as a two day event of thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Institute of Ideas:
On Sunday 30th October from 12:30-1:30pm in the Henry Moore Gallery there was a lunchtime panel debate entitled ‘Rebirth of the Author?’ which discussed the question of authorship, intention and their places in interpretation. The speakers were: Vittorio Pelosi (founding Intentist), Dolan Cummings (convenor, Battle for Politics; associate fellow, Institute of Ideas; editor, Culture Wars; editor, Debating Humanism), John Sutherland (Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of English Literature, University College London; author, The Lives of the Novelists), and Dr George Szirtes (reader in creative writing, UEA; poet; editor; translator; author, The Burning of the Books and Other Poems (nominated for T.S. Eliot Prize 2008).
For more details see: http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/index.php/2011/session_detail/5750/
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