Workshop: Queer (Non)ontology, 24 Jun 2019, 16:00
ICI Berlin, Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin
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The Work of brWorld Literature

The Work of
World Literature

Symposium, 20-21 Jun 2019

Literary studies today tries to reckon with and transcend the parochialism and Eurocentrism of its tradition by adopting transnational, transhistorical, transcultural, translocal perspectives and by exploring the potential of the term ‘world literature’

Organized by Francesco Giusti and Benjamin Lewis Robinson

Derek brAttridge


Lecture, 20 Jun 2019, 19:30

There are strong arguments for considering the world’s speech practices as a continuum rather than as a series of discrete languages, the establishment of the latter very often being a political as much as a linguistic process.

The lecture is part of the symposium The Work of  World Literature.

Queer br(Non)ontology


Workshop, 24 Jun 2019, 16:00

Traditionally understood as the philosophical study of being, ontology, especially as it has been taken up in more recent critical
theory, has tended to privilege notions of existence, presence, and affirmation.

Organized by S. Pearl Brilmyer, Filippo Trentin, and Zairong Xiang

Registration required

KV Fleshly Spectacles

Fleshy Spectacles
and Broken Hearts

Lecture, 24 Jun 2019, 19:30

This presentation by Juana María Rodríguez explores the creative vision of Xandra Ibarra’s mobile community performance, ‘The Hookup/Displacement/Barhopping/Drama Tour’, to think about urban queer spaces, minoritarian belonging, and trans-temporal world-making.

Organized by Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen and Michelle Ty

Against brPresentism


Discussion, 26 Jun 2019, 19:30

Thinking about technological changes or ‘revolutions’ is often marked by a presentist, ahistorical mode of thinking and debate. The tropes mobilized in contemporary discussion about ‘digitalization’ and its technologies are usually technicist, innovation- or even disruption-oriented, both in their affirmative and in their critical guises.

Organized by Centre for Digital Cultures of Leuphana University Lüneburg in cooperation with the ICI Berlin

Openness in brMedieval Culture

Openness in
Medieval Culture

Symposium, 27-28  Jun 2019

This interdisciplinary symposium interrogates the presuppositions of open/closed distinctions in Medieval culture with a view to exploring the semantic field of openness through such related notions as inclusivity, vulnerability, unfinishedness, permeability, excess, profanity.

Organized by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum
An ICI Berlin and Somerville College, Oxford Event

Registration required

Affective Ecologies, brAnarchic Fragments

Affective Ecologies,
Anarchic Fragments

Workshop, 1 Jul 2019, 17:00

The current unfolding of the Anthropocene has brought with it a widespread loss of habitats, a poisoning of land, water, air, and food, all of which is now amplified by the general effects of climate change.

Organized by Umut Yildirim

Registration required

An Errant Glossary


Luca Di Blasi
Beiträge zur Religion der Philosophie im
20. Jahrhundert


Frédérique brAït-Touati


Marie brKolkenbrock


Emily brApter