13/13 Seminar Series

Uprising 13/13: The Body and Trouble

Thursday, February 1, 2018  6:15pm - 8:45pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

9/13 | THE BODY AND TROUBLE

Zethu Matebeni (Institute for Humanities in Africa) (invited)
Sanford Biggers (Columbia University) (invited)
Katherine Franke (Columbia University)
Jack Halberstam (Columbia University)
Moderated by Patricia Dailey and Bernard E. Harcourt

The purpose of this seminar series is to explore various modalities of uprising, disobedience, inservitude, revolt, or other forms of political contestation. Instead of including them all under the name of “revolution”—a term that has become conceptually and historically fraught—the seminar will consider how specific experiences and discourses articulate new forms of upheaval or reformulate well-known ones. By focusing on this conceptual, historical and political problematic, we intend to shine a light on experiences and manifestations that take place at the local and at the global level, as well as at the subjective and the collective level. The idea is to articulate how critical political practice is expressed and understood today.

Uprising 13/13 will look much like the two previous CCCCT seminar series, namely Foucault 13/13 and Nietzsche 13/13. At each session, two or three guests, from different disciplines, will be invited to present on the themes of the seminar. Each seminar will host specialists from across the disciplines, from Columbia University and from outside campus. With two exceptions—Breaking Silence, which will be held in the Nave of Riverside Church, and Disobedience, which will be hosted at Columbia Global Centers—Paris, all seminars will be held at various locations around Columbia University. Visit the series website for more details on the readings, guests, and themes of each seminar and the series as a whole.

The seminars will be open to all. If you are interested in attending, please email Anna Krauthamer at [email protected]

Participants

  • Speaker

    Zethu Matebeni

    Senior Researcher

    Institute for Humanities in Africa

  • Speaker

    Sanford Biggers

    Associate Professor of Visual Arts

    Columbia University School of the Arts

  • Speaker

    Katherine M.  Franke

    Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law

    Columbia University

  • Speaker

    Jack Halberstam

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Columbia University

  • Moderator

    Patricia Dailey

    Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Columbia University

  • Moderator

    Bernard E.  Harcourt

    Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Director, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought,

    Columbia University

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