Friday, October 21, 2011
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Ethical Considerations in Project Art and Collaborative Anthropologies: November 11
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
"Bourgeois Universality & Anthropological Differences"
at La Maison Francaise
16 Washington Mews
There will also be a presentation/discussion with Jacques Lezra on Professor Balibar's new book from puf publications: Citoyen sujet et autres essais d'anthropologie philosophique (Citzen Subjects and Other Essays of Philosophical Anthropology).
Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Comparative Literature and La Maison Francaise.
BEYOND THE SUPER-SQUARE:
At the Corner of Art & Architecture
October 28-30, 2011
Beyond the Super Square: At the Corner of Art & Architecture is a three-day conference designed to draw attention to an important historical period of modernist architectural production in Latin America and the Caribbean that, 50 years later, continues to resonate among contemporary artists. Held on October 28–30, 2011, the conference strives to contextualize the impact of modernist architecture throughout the Americas through a series of panels and presentations by architects, urban planners, and contemporary artists.
Conference events are free with registration, except where noted. For more information and registration visit www.bronxmuseum.org
Friday October 28, 2011
THE ARCHITECTURE CHALLENGE! & RECEPTION
Conceived by artist Pedro Reyes
The New School | Tishman Auditorium | 66 W. 12th Street | New York NY
Beyond the Super-Square inaugurates with The Architecture Challenge! In lieu of a traditional opening night lecture, our conference speakers will come together as contestants to test their knowledge of modernist architecture in a playful game show style competition. Our charming hosts, Eva Franch i Gilabert (Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture) and Terence Gower (artist) will grill conference participants on the most obscure architectural facts.
This evening of game and celebration is conceived by artist Pedro Reyes and organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.
Saturday October 29, 2011
BEYOND THE SUPER-SQUARE SYMPOSIUM
The Bronx Museum of the Arts | 1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx NY
Beyond the Super-Square Symposium brings together architects, artists, scholars, and urban planners for a daylong series of panels to explore the varied and dynamic exchanges between Latin America’s vanguards of modern architecture and contemporary art. Masterworks by modernist Latin American and Caribbean architects such as Mathias Goertiz, Lina Bo Bardi, Max Borges, Mario Pani, and Carlos Raul Villanueva, among others, will be evaluated through the unique perspective of contemporary artists to offer a broad critical understanding of the transformative environments that hailed Latin America’s transition into modernity.
Sunday October 30, 2011
MODERNISM IN THE BRONX STUDY TOUR
Various Sites | Meets at Lexington & E. 59th | $30.00 includes lunch
Discover New York City’s overlooked modern architectural heritage in the Bronx. A bus tour led by architectural historian Matthew Postal will cover various sites in the Bronx including two university campuses, government offices, and high-rise structures designed by renowned architects Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, and Paul Rudolph, among others.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
The Foucault Society, NYC
2011 Colloquium Series: New Research in Foucault Studies
Devonya N. Havis, Ph.D. "Arts of Resistance: Locating Black Women's Philosophies"
We are delighted to announce our first colloquium of this academic year. Please join us for an evening of critical dialogue and light refreshment.
Friday, October 21, 2011
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5409
New York, NY
This paper works through Foucault to examine the parameters within which Black women's lived experience can be intelligible as philosophy. Toni Morrison characterizes the condition of Black women in the US as one in which they have "nothing to fall back on; not maleness, not whiteness, not ladyhood, not anything." It is at the juncture of self-invention, which simultaneously contests and resists imposed categories, that Black women's philosophies emerge. As opposed to a static set of philosophical principles, Black women's philosophies are more aptly described as philosophical strategies that perform ethico-political interventions--doing philosophy from the posture of critique. In evoking the notion of "doing philosophy," the project calls attention to philosophy as a practice, or process of habituation, whereby one develops an active critical posture in which theory and action are necessary linked. My account enlists Foucault's analytic of subjugated knowledges, takes up his elaborations on genealogy (as outlined in Society Must Be Defended), and explores his discussions of critique and the "Aesthetics of Existence."
Devonya N. Havis (Ph.D., Boston College) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Her research engages contemporary continental philosophy with critical race theory to promote social justice. Her current work develops a conception of auditory identity as a counter to the longstanding philosophical emphasis on the visual. Recent articles include "Blackness Beyond Witness" in Philosophy and Social Criticism (2010). Courses she teaches range from introduction to traditional Western philosophical concepts to explorations of the political implications of Hip-Hop theory. She is the Conference Site Coordinator for the Foucault Circle's 2012 Annual Meeting, taking place in Buffalo on March 30-April 1.
About the Colloquium Series:
The Foucault Society's Colloquium Series provides a forum for new research and works-in-progress, and offers an opportunity for both junior and senior scholars to share new work with a friendly and supportive audience of colleagues.
Open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. E-mail: email@example.com.
**As part of our on-going fundraiser, we will have Foucault's The Government of Self and Others: Lectures at the College de France, 1982-1983 (Palgrave, 2010) available for purchase.**
About the Foucault Society:
The Foucault Society is an independent, nonprofit educational organization offering a variety of forums dedicated to the critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984). All of our events are open to the public. We welcome new participants who have an interest in Foucault's work and its impact on diverse areas of inquiry, including critical social theory, philosophy, politics, history, culture, gender/sexuality studies, and the arts.
For directions to the CUNY Graduate Center, please see: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-
2nd Call For Papers: Queering Paradigms IV
As in the previous conferences, we use the term ‘queer’ to refer to an indefinite, borderless domain of non-normative genders, sexualities and bodily practices that is also affiliated with critical analytic approaches, while recognizing that the term does not resonate globally as it emerged from Western experience. ‘Queering’ thus questions, contrasts, challenges and destabilizes heteronormativity, but is not restricted to it: homo-, class-, religion-, race-, ethnic-, scientific- and academic-normativity are also part of its scope of analysis.
The aim of the conference is thus to analyze the status quo and the future challenges of Queer and LGBTIQ Studies from an ample, inter/multidisciplinary perspective, in order to problematize/destabilize (i.e. to queer) essentialized discourses and totalizing paradigms. Our intention is to bring together researchers from many countries in an exploration of queer and LGBTIQ social practices, presenting from disciplines as diverse as, but not limited to, anthropology, sociology, language studies, theology, political science, law, social medicine, philosophy, geography and social psychology.
Proposals for Papers and Panels:
Paper and panel proposals are invited on any aspect of Queer or LGBTIQ Studies. They shall be grouped into the following areas:
· Queering ethics
· Queering institutions
· Queering language practices
· Queering art and literature
· Queering media practices
· Queering races and ethnicities
· Queering epistemologies and methodologies
· Queering activism
· Queering temporalities and geographies
· Queering bodies, embodiment and identities
The proposals will undergo a peer-review process by our international board of reviewers and should be submitted through our website: http://www.alab.org.
· Proposals for individual papers: These should take the form of abstracts with a minimum of 1500 and a maximum of 3500 characters, followed by three keywords.
· Panel proposals: Panels may have between four and six participants, one of whom shall be the organizer. The submission must include a panel rationale of between 1500 and 3500 characters followed by three keywords, as well as four to six paper abstracts of the same length, each also including three keywords. The organizer is responsible for writing the panel rationale, collecting the participants’ abstracts, and submitting everything together through our website.
Proposals may be submitted, and papers may be presented, in English, Portuguese or Spanish, but due to the international nature of the conference, the use of English is highly encouraged. Abstracts should be written in the intended language of presentation. For those who use English as a second/foreign language, please note that what matters for our conference is not a so-called near-native level fluency, but rather the ability to communicate ideas clearly, which may be further enhanced by visual props such as slides. Papers may be single- or co-authored. Potential participants may submit up to two proposals.
The proceedings of this conference will be prepared for peer-reviewed publication in the Queering Paradigms Series, made available by the international academic publishers Peter Lang.
Requests for further information can be sent by email to: queeringparadigms4@gmail.