Online Discussion: Suspending Touch, 20 May 2021, 19:30 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
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TWO INVITATIONS FOR NEXT WEEK
 
Suzanne brConklin Akbari

Suzanne
Conklin Akbari

What Ground Do We Read On?

Online Lecture, 10 May 2021, 19:00

The field of Medieval Studies has undergone a period of reckoning, including a greater awareness of histories of race and racialization, an increasingly fraught relationship of religious and racial identities, and the effects of the ’global turn‘, which has met with varying degrees of success.

Moderated by Elena Lombardi and Francesca Southerden
Organized by Manuele Gragnolati

A lecture on the occasion of the publication of The Oxford Handbook of Dante in cooperation with Équipe littérature et culture italiennes (Sorbonne Université).

Part of the Lecture Series Decentring Dante.

Video-meeting with the possibility of audiovisual participation. Please register on the event page. Public livestream available.

 
Lorna brGoodison

Lorna
Goodison

Going Through Hell

Online Lecture, 12 May 2021, 19:00

Perhaps it was seeing an illustration of Henry Holiday’s painting, ‘Dante and Beatrice’, in a History text book at school in Jamaica, that started my fascination with the Divine Comedy; for I remember as a thirteen year old girl, being haunted by that image of the poet.

Moderated by Jason Allen-Paisant, Francesco Giusti, and Laura Scuriatti
Organized by Manuele Gragnolati

A lecture on the occasion of the publication of The Oxford Handbook of Dante in cooperation with Équipe littérature et culture italiennes (Sorbonne Université) and Bard College Berlin.

Part of the Lecture Series Decentring Dante.

Video-meeting with the possibility of audiovisual participation. Please register on the event page. Public livestream available.

 
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Suspending brTouch

Suspending
Touch

Haptic Skepticism for Life During a Pandemic

Online Discussion, 20 May 2021, 19:30

Dogmatism and skepticism are not simply opposed. Contemporary expressions of cultural skepticism (e.g. towards vaccines or pandemic regulations) are often entangled with the dogmatic attitudes of those who cling to their right to come into touch with others and the world as they please.

Organized by Rachel Aumiller
An ICI event in cooperation with De Gruyter.

Video-meeting with the possibility of audiovisual participation. Please register on the event page. Public livestream available.

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Gary brCestaro

Gary
Cestaro

Dante’s Queer Fathers

Online Lecture, 7 Jun 2021, 19:00

In 700 years of intense commentary, readers of the Comedy—at least professional readers—have almost entirely managed to avoid a crucial inquiry: what did Dante know about classical pederasty? What did he think of it? And most poignantly, did he think about Virgil in this context?

Organised by Manuele Gragnolati

A lecture on the occasion of the publication of The Oxford Handbook of Dante in cooperation with Équipe littérature et culture italiennes (Sorbonne Université)

Part of the Lecture Series Decentring Dante.

Video-meeting with the possibility of audiovisual participation. Please register on the event page. Public livestream available.

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NEW ICI BERLIN PRESS PUBLICATION
 
Materialism and Politics

Materialism and Politics


ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato,
Marlon Miguel, Ayşe Yuva

Cultural Inquiry, 20
Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021

Open Access

Is materialism still relevant to critically think politics? Throughout modernity, the concept of materialism was associated with fatalism and naturalism, when it was not simply dismissed as heresy and atheism. In the nineteenth century, materialism evolved into a central concept of progressive politics, reappearing again in the past decades through renewed Marxist and Spinoza-based approaches, New Materialism, and feminist discourses. This volume inquires these contrasting uses from theoretical and historical perspectives.

Print version (Paperback) 18 €
Print version (Hardcover) 29 €

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