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Slowness and Agitation - Dr. Mel Y. Chen

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, MFC3119, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Mishana Garschi   (847) 467-7114

Group: Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
History Department
Comparative Literary Studies
Religious Studies Department
Critical Theory

Category: Academic


The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents a talk by Dr. Mel Y. Chen (University of California, Berkeley).

The event will take place on March 1st, 2018 at McCormick Foundation Center (MFC3119) - Northwestern University - at 12pm.

This year the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) focuses on the multiple modes of being entangled. The theme attends to global genealogies of colonial conquest, racial slavery, racial capitalism, and binaries of gender and sexuality which converge to maintain empire. The task is to assess entanglement and its correlates, such as intersection(ality), coalition, assemblage, inter/intra-action, and (un)relation. Entanglement also reveals how the past is tied together with the present and the future. Ultimately, the program aims to complicate the lines often drawn between violence and pleasure, resistance and passivity, bodies and technology, as well as embodied experience and structural position – highlighting these binaries as not always discreet, but rather as entangled.

Co-sponsored by: Department of African American Studies, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art History, Comparative Literary Studies Program, Department of Communication Studies, Critical Theory Cluster, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, The Graduate School’s Mellon Cluster Programming Catalyst Grant, Department of History, Latina & Latino Studies Program, Department of Performance Studies, Poetry and Poetics Cluster, Department of Radio/Television/Film, Department of Religious Studies, Science in Human Culture Program, & Screen Cultures Program

The CED is co-coordinated by Mishana Garschi (African American Studies) and Mlondi Zondi (Performance Studies).

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