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CRITIQUE Lecture Find Our Mothers: Chantal Akerman’s Camerawork as Motherwork, with Lori Marso (Union College) – 14 April 2021, 3 pm

In Jeanne Dielman (1975), From the Other Side (2002) and No Home Movie (2015), Belgian/French filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s camera does motherwork by creating spaces where characters and spectators encounter, hold, and work through discomforting feelings, events, and fantasies.  Informed by black feminist thinking on motherwork and fabulation, I explore how Akerman’s films acknowledge harmful fantasies and norms that structure the way we identify mothers, while also creating cinematic spaces where new practices of mothering and motherwork can be experienced and imagined.  Reading Akerman’s […]

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CRITIQUE Professional Development Series Publish Your Dissertation with Nicola Ramsey, Head of Editorial at Edinburgh University Press – 10 March 2021, 10 am

Nicola Ramsey is the Head of Editorial at Edinburgh University Press, as well as the publisher for EUP’s highly-regarded Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies list. She has worked in the academic publishing industry for over 20 years, and is joining us to share ideas about getting a PhD thesis published […]

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CRITIQUE Virtual Author Meets Critics: Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future with Danielle Celermajer (Sydney) – 25 February 2021, 10 am

Virtual Author Meets Critics with Professor Danielle Celermajer, Sydney University Writing the unfolding climate catastrophe presents a dilemma for scholars. Our habitual modes have us writing ‘about’ the objects of our analysis. Academic conventions require that we offer a series of performative markers to render our analysis legitimate: citations, arguments, […]

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CRITIQUE Lecture Darwin’s Travels: Liberal Evolutionism in Colonial India with Inder Marwah (McMaster) – 26 January 2021, 6 pm

A virtual CRITIQUE Lecture with Inder Marwah, McMaster University. Charles Darwin’s influence in political philosophy has, at best, a checkered past given its historical association with eugenics, various strands of social Darwinism, and race ‘sciences’ often marshalled to justify colonialism and imperialism.  And yet, Darwinian evolutionism’s conceptual utility in the […]

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