Thursday, September 17, 2009

NYU Postcolonial Colloquium: Wednesday, October 7

NYU Postcolonial Colloquium:
Open to all those with an interest in postcolonial studies

The Structuring Enemy and Archival War: on the Politics of Dead Memory
Allen Feldman (NYU)

Oct. 7 (Wednesday), 6:00 p.m., in the Languages and Literatures Building at 19 University Place, Room 222.

Allen Feldman is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic research on the politicization of the gaze, the body and the senses in Northern Ireland, South Africa and the post 9/11 global war of terror. He teaches visual culture and philosophy of media at New York University. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Formations of Violence: the Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland (Chicago UP 1991) and of numerous essays on political violence as visual and performance culture, on political aesthetics, and political animality. His forthcoming book are Archives of the Insensible: War, Terror and Violence as Dead Memory (Duke UP 2010) and Tracks on the Anthropological Machine: Animality, Natality and Inhumanitas (Chicago UP 2011 ).