Culture and politics of vengeance to be explored at conference

Topics ranging from revenge porn and terrorism, to vengeance in exploitation films, will be discussed at ‘Reflections on Revenge: a conference on the culture and politics of vengeance’ on Friday 4 September 2015 at the University’s award-winning College Court Conference Centre and Hotel.

This conference will, for the first time, bring together expertise from an array of disciplines to discuss complex and controversial issues relating to revenge. Talks at the conference will consider revenge in diverse contexts from South Africa to Romania to Pakistan, in literature and poetry, and through history to contemporary issues such as organised crime and school bullying.

Organiser Dr Sarah Hodgkinson (pictured) from the Department of Criminology said: “This interdisciplinary conference will explore who seeks revenge and why, how it is done, how it is justified, how it is represented, how it feels to get revenge or be on the receiving end."

The conference will also form a multimedia event that contributes to the production of a documentary on revenge by award-winning film-makers Rex Bloomstein, also a Leicester honorary graduate, and Justin Temple.