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Philosophy at the Showroom - February

The Lobster (2015)

Thursday 28 February 6pm, Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX

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Enquiries, E: Robert Stern r.stern@sheffield.ac.uk

Theme: Totalitarianism and eros

Introduced by Tony Eagan

In the uncanny world The Lobster depicts, the government has mandated that all citizens maintain a relationship of monogamous and reciprocal erotic love. Solitary citizens are sent to the ‘Hotel' and given thirty days to find a partner among the other guests; failure to meet this deadline results in the guest's metempsychosis into an animal of his or her choosing. These measures lead to the development of an insurgent forest-dwelling counter-party which prohibits love and romantic contact between its members. By exploring the interplay between totalitarianism and eroticism within the narrative, I would like to discuss The Lobster as a satire on political polarization and the hypocrisies of moral enforcement.

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