24 Feb 2020
Nature and Its Others. The Invention of a Political Force
The moderns have invented a ‘nature’ and made it one of their most important political institutions. The talk will revisit this very singular adventure through which a number of local inventions, gestures, and operations, namely within experimental systems, have given birth to a new political force.
10 Mar 2020
Hashtag Confessions: What Can Psychoanalysis Say About #MeToo?
Public feminism today travels by way of a technological update of collective speech acts of avowal and confession understood as already constituting political action — a practice familiar from 1970s feminism.
14 Mar 2020
15 00 - 18:00
Is it possible to approach accounts of divine or supernatural encounter on their own terms without sharing the beliefs of those who have claimed such experiences?
14 Mar 2020
Many characters die twice in the nineteenth-century novel, with protracted and repeated death scenes marking the profundity and inescapability of death, its communal nature, and the deep sentimentality associated with the loss of a beloved other. But what happens when communal forms shape a quintessentially modern novel?
16 Mar 2020 17 Mar 2020
Critical Inflections on (Neo)Extractivism in Latin America
The symposium seeks to examine and question the different modes of extractivism that have marred and marked the histories of Latin America and the Caribbean.
24 Mar 2020
Haunted Futures: The Utopian Margins
Focussing on items held by the Hawthorn Archive, the talk invites consideration of the utopian margins where running away, marronage, vagrancy, rebellion, soldier desertion and other often illegible forms of escape, resistance, and alternative ways of life predominate.
25 Mar 2020
11 00 - 14:00
Writing and Archiving with Avery Gordon
The Hawthorn Archive, named after the richly fabled tree, has long welcomed the participants in the various Euro-American social struggles against slavery, racial capitalism, imperialism, and authoritarian forms of order.
25 May 2020
Thinking on Film with Arendt and Cavell
This talk connects the writings of Hannah Arendt and Stanley Cavell to questions of thinking: what it is and how it appears in the world and on film. For both, thinking may be understood as a form of leave-taking, roaming, even of straying; the mind wanders while the body stays put.