Month: November 2017

Judith Butler on her Brazil Travails

Here. I posted on Twitter last week about an odd attack at the airport. By happenstance I was just watching her give an interview for the 2015 movie Vita Activa (on Arendt), where she says (I’m paraphrasing), “I speak in favor of plurality. And I’m attacked. Who could be against that?” Then she gives this knowing laugh since on the face it is absurd, yet the forces of reaction (yelling “Trump” at her in Brazil) are there.

Society and Space forum on Social Reproduction

Lots of good stuff here:

Forum Contributions

A. Queering Social Reproduction 

Queer Social Reproduction: Co-Opted, Hollowed Out, and Resilient
Nathaniel Lewis

Queering Social Reproduction, or, How Queers Save the City
Max Andrucki

The political economy of gay sex under homonormativity: bareback, PrEP and welfare provision
Cesare Di Feliciantonio

Queering the maternal?: Unhinging supremacist geographies of the Machine, markets, and recreational pleasure
Heidi J. Nast

Queering Social Reproduction: UK Male primary carers reconfiguring care and work
Eleni Bourantani

B. Paid and Unpaid Labor 

(Re)production: Everyday life in the workers’ dormitory
Hannah Schling

Charity? Ally-ship? Solidarity? Exploring racial tensions in collectivized caregiving
Sarah Stinard-Kiel

Unionizing for the Necessity of Social Reproduction
Yui Hashimoto and Caitlin Henry

“Ain’t no life for a mother!” Racial capitalism and the crisis of social reproduction
Carrie Freshour

C. Health and Nature – available after November 14, 2017

Worms and workers: Placing the more-than-human and the biological in social reproduction
Will McKeithen and Skye Naslund
“Re-wilding” the Body in the Anthropocene and Our Ecological Lives’ Work
Chelsea Leiper
Making fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) work: Multiple temporalities and social reproduction in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Tara Cater
Paul S.B. Jackson

Events at MUN this week

The philosophy colloquium continues this week with Dr. Aaron O’Brien giving a talk entitled “On Truth and Artistry in the Second Treatise of Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality.” Thursday 16 November 4:30-5:45 pm in Science 4078.
Tonight, the 13th annual Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue takes place. The topic is “Are Faith and Science Compatible?” Sean McGrath will be moderating a dialogue among Dr. Mahmoud Haddara (President of Muslim Association of NL), Dr. Michelle Rebidoux(Queen’s College) and Dr. Michale Katz (Chemistry, MUN).
7:30-9:30 pm in the Bruneau Centre (IIC) 2001. Free parking in Lot between IC and SUB.

Derrida Today CFP

6th Derrida Today Conference 2018 – CFP

The 6th Derrida Today Conference will be held at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada from May 23-26th 2018. The Conference is being co-organised by Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University), Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University) and Stella Gaon (Saint Mary’s University).

Keynotes: *Tom Cohen (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA) *Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers University, USA) *Alexander Garcia-Düttmann (Berlin University of the Arts, Germany) *Ginette Michaud (Université de Montréal, Canada) *Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, USA).

The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of  academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will consider papers and panel proposals on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics and contemporary issues. For further information download the CFP.

Elden’s Two Foucault Books reviewed in the Nation

Bruce Robbins in  The Nation reviews  Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power. My own review of the two works at 3:AM Magazine is here and I led a discussion concerning the late Foucault in “Foucault’s Last Decade: An Interview with Stuart Elden, Eduardo Mendieta and Dianna Taylor“  for Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 20.2 [2016]: 181-211.