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Derek C. Maus
The State University of New York College at Potsdam

Visiting Scholar, Centre for interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University

Blackness and the Border: Comparing Contemporary African American and African Canadian Fiction in Terms of Racial Identity

Thursday, November 22, 2018

1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in H1120

Public Lecture. All are welcome.


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A special workshop being put on in conjunction with the Natalie Loveless series, Sensing the Anthropocene.

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Series Description: Sensing the Anthropocene

In a time of unprecedented climate catastrophe and ecological genocide we are in desperate need of robust and creative responses to global warming. In addition to technological innovation and political and economic reorganization, social and cultural shifts are needed that help us move beyond our toxic ways of doing life under petro-capitalism. This lecture series argues that artistic practices and forms have a role to play in achieving these goals. Art seeds the critical and speculative imaginations needed to trouble our current ways of living and dying. What art contributes at this critical historical moment is skill in creating aesthetic and affective spaces within which we not only reflect on what is so but to work on imagining and modelling things otherwise in ways that are both integrative, in terms of transforming the materiality of daily life, and excessive, in terms of reaching beyond what we currently know to be possible.

Talks in this series are co-sponsored by Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture and the Centre for Sensory Studies. Dr. Loveless will also be available during her time at Concordia to meet with graduate students working on theoretical theses on art and the Anthropocene or developing research-creation projects on any theme.

First Talk: Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Form

Wednesday, November 7, 2-4pm, Milieux Seminar Room: EV 11.705 - see Talk #1 poster for more details

Second Talk: Aesthetic Attunement in an Age of Urgency

Wednesday, November 28, 2-4pm, Hall Building H-1120 - see Talk #2 poster for more details



Rupert Cox, Director of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at Manchester University, and Editor of Visual Anthropology Review (VAR)
Monday, December 10, 2018, 2 p.m.
Milieux Seminar Room: EV 11.705

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