The relationship between the modern city and violence has been an essential one for literature, film, television and other cultural production. ‘‘In the Jungle of Cities’: mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the city’, a one day conference to be held on May 30th 2013 at Chetham’s Library, will seek to interrogate the relationship between violence and urban spaces from an interdisciplinary perspective. Papers will be presented by established scholars, early career researchers, and postgraduate students. The conference will bring together researchers examining this topic from a wide range of different fields including literature, history, architecture, politics and cultural studies. 

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