Otros eventos en el mundo 2013

 

Italian Biopolitical Theory: Immanence and Subjectivity

 

24th – 25th May 2013
ZRC Atrium, Novi trg 2, Ljubljana.

 


Friday 24th May:

 

10.00
Marco Piasentier and Boštjan Nedoh: Opening Remarks

10.30
Laura Bazzicalupo: Fold of the Governmentality

11.45
Marco Piasentier: Where Critical Theory and Evolutionary Biology meet

13.00
Davide Tarizzo: Foucault and Us

 

Lunch Break

 

16.00
Alvise Sforza Tarabochia: Communitas, Immunitas, and the Empty Subject.
Subjectivity between Biopolitics and Psychoanalysis

17.15
Lorenzo Chiesa: Biology Soul-loves: Lacan contra Darwin

18.30
Alenka Zupančič Žerdin: Why is Psychoanalysis not a Technology of Biopolitics?

 

Saturday 25th May:

10.00
Boštjan Nedoh: Perversion in Giorgio Agamben’s Biopolitical Theory

11.15
Federico Luisetti: State of Nature. Notes on Biopolitical Primitivism

12.30
Peter Klepec: So What Remains in Biopolitics? The Italian Biopolitics and the Reminder

 

Lunch Break

 

16.00
Jelica Šumič Riha: Hieroglyph of the New Inhumanity

17.15
Roberto Esposito: The Metapolitical Structure of the West

 

 

For more information please visit the website:
http://italianbiopoliticaltheory.wordpress.com/

 

 




 

 

 

Conference CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ZOOLOGY

 

14.-15. June 2013, Hamburg 
Part of Live Art Festival, ZOO 3000: occupy species



June 14th, 2013

A) ANIMAL SPIRITS OF CAPITAL
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


MARX, FOUCAULT AND ANIMAL RESISTANCE TO BIOPOLITICAL COMMODIFICATION
Dinesh Wadiwel, Sydney

ZOOPERAISM: »THE PIGS RESISTANCE WENT BEYOND DEATH...«
Fahim Amir, Vienna (talk in German)

WE ARE ALL POLITICAL ANIMALS
Alastair Hunt, Portland

(lunch break)

B) LEARNING FROM...
BODIES, LABOUR, AFFECTS & THE HOUSE OF (NO)-PAIN: UN / SHARED SUFFERING
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

PARASITIC PEDAGOGIES AND THE MATERIALITIES OF AFFECT
Helena Pedersen, Malmö

GOOD KILLING: THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF PUTTING DOWN
Kerstin Weich, Vienna (talk in German)

(short break)

THE FUTURE IS A PARASITE: INTER-SPECIES HOST(ILITY) AND EMBODIED SUBJECTIVITY IN OCTAVIA E. BUTLER’S BLOODCHILD
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Charlotteville

BODY BARTERING: WOMEN, ANIMALS AND PERFORMATIVE PERIMETERS
Kim Socha, Minneapolis


June 15th, 2013
C) QUEERING THE ANIMAL OR: CAN YOUR PUSSY DO THE DOG?
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

THE WILD: HUMANS, ANIMALS, ANARCHY
Judith »Jack« Halberstam, Los Angeles

»QUEERER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE«. ANIMAL RIGHTS AS THE TEST CASE FOR QUEER ETHICS AND POLITICS
Carmen Dell‘Aversano, Pisa

(lunch break)


D) THE ANIMALS' „OTHERS“
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

PART 1: INSECTS

INSECT MEDIA, ANIMAL THEORY
Jussi Parikka, Turkuu

OUR ASTONISHING, ENCHANTING AND SEX MANIAC LIGHT BEINGS
Werner Pieper, Heidelberg (talk in German)

(short break)

PART 2: WHAT (IF ANYTHING) CAN JUSTIFY ANIMAL STUDIES?

NEW WEAPONS – BIOPOLITICS, DIRECT ACTION AND THE MYTH OF CONSENT
Vasile Stanescu, Stanford

DISCUSSION
(short break)

E) TRANS-SPECIES SOLIDARITY IN POST/COLONIAL WORLDS
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

BECOMING-EEL, BECOMING-IMAGE, BECOMING-MIGRANT: JULIO CORTÁZAR'S REPROGRAMMING OF LITERATURE AND LIFE (1972)
Claudia Leitner, Vienna (talk in German)

NO COLLAR, NO MASTER: WORKERS AND ANIMALS IN THE MODERNIZATION OF RIO DE JANEIRO
Nadia Farage, Sao Paulo

More information:
www.facebook.com/zoo3000
www.kampnagel.de

 

 





INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FOUCAULT

28 June 2013
University of Helsinki, Päärakennus, room 10 



10.15–12.00 Béatrice Han-Pile (University of Essex): Foucault, Normativity, and Critique as a Practice of the Self

12.00-13.30 Lunch Break

13.30–15.00 Martin Saar (Frankfurt University): Subject, Truth, Democracy: Foucault and Political Philosophy

Mika Ojakangas (University of Jyväskylä): Plato and Bio-politics

15.00-15.30 Coffee

15.30–17.30 Sergei Prozorov (University of Helsinki): Biopolitics of Stalinism: Ideas and Bodies in the Construction of Socialism

Jemima Repo (University of Helsinki): Herculine Barbin and the Omission of Biopolitics from Judith Butler's Gender Genealogy

Lauri Siisiäinen (University of Jyväskylä): From Global Vision to Short Sight: Foucault and the Neo/Liberal Turn in Political Optics

Contact:
Johanna Oksala (johanna.oksala@helsinki.fi) & Jemima Repo (jemima.repo@helsinki.fi)

Organised by the Subjectivity, Historicity, and Communality (SHC) Research Network, University of Helsinki

 

 

 



 

 

International Conference “Italian Biopolitical Theory”
24th – 25th May 2013, Ljubljana

 

The enigmatic nexus between sovereignty and biopolitics left opened by Foucault’s seminal work is the starting point of a reflection that has concerned Italian biopolitical thought over the last two decades.  What marks the difference between Foucault’s notion of biopolitics and most recent theorizations? How should we envision resistance without proposing new metaphysical forms of salvation? How has the commodification of life transformed 20th and 21st century biopolitics? Is the “object” of biopolitics the symbolic life of the political body, bare-natural life, or the excess of its immanence?
To thematise the relationship between life and politics means to sit astride the wall that today separates history from nature, human from natural sciences, opening up the possibility of undermining the terms in which this relation has been articulated so far.  What are “politics” and “life”? Are these two terms to be considered as originally distinct or intrinsically linked? What does it mean to develop a philosophy “no longer in opposition with the concept, or better the natural reality, of the bìos” (Esposito, 2011)? Does Italian biopolitical theory give a satisfactory account of the biological inscription of logos into bìos? And finally, does it allow us to think a post-metaphysical notion of subjectivity?
Starting off from these questions, the aim of the present conference is to foster a debate on biopolitics, which will be articulated at the intersection between Italian biopolitical theory and other theoretical approaches.

Speakers: Laura Bazzicalupo, Lorenzo Chiesa, Mladen Dolar, Roberto Esposito, Peter Klepec, Federico Luisetti, Boštjan Nedoh, Marco Piasentier, Jelica Šumi? Riha, Alvise Sforza Tarabochia, Davide Tarizzo, Alenka Zupan?i? Žerdin.

Organized by Boštjan Nedoh and Marco Piasentier.

 

More information: http://italianbiopoliticaltheory.wordpress.com




 

8th Pan – European Conference on International Relations
One International Relations or Many? 
Multiple Worlds, Multiple Crises

Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 September 2013, Warsaw, Poland

Organised by the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations and EISA in cooperation with  the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw and the  Polish Association for International Studies


‘The world in crisis’ is a phrase that we often hear, especially in recent years – be it the eurozone crisis, the global economic crisis after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the crisis of legitimacy for a number of states in North Africa and the Middle East, the crisis of US hegemony, climate change and (un)sustainable development, and so on. Curiously, this has led to remarkably little self-reflection among International Relations communities, especially with regard to two key aspects of the phrase: (1) whose ‘world’ is it that is in crisis, and (2) what is labelled as a ‘crisis’ and what is not.
This forces us to ask why and how this might be the case; in particular, this Call for Papers calls attention to the ways in which contemporary ‘real-world’ crises are frequently viewed as indicative of crises of the paradigms and frameworks promoted by others and not ourselves. As such, this conference asks whether IR is able to respond effectively to the challenges posed to its assumptions and frameworks as such. That is, if international relations is characterised by multiple worlds and multiple crises then what does this say about the discipline of International Relations?
We are particularly interested in the plurality of perspectives that exist within (and can be brought into) IR in order to highlight how these different perspectives allow us to see four things: (1) our view of IR as a discipline; (2) our conception of ‘the world(s)’ that we live in and study; (3) our view of what is important and/or appropriate for IR to study in the world(s) that we live in; (4) our assessment of crises and their significance, which extends to whether we view them as crises or not in the first place (and thus the question ‘crises for whom?’). In other words, are there many rather than one International Relations and does this mean that there are multiple worlds and crises which IR scholars could study? And why and how does this matter?
While participants are especially invited to respond to the conference theme, proposals on all aspects of International Relations will be considered. 

Pinar Bilgin (Bilkent) and Ian Bruff (Loughborough) Programme Chairs

 

More information: http://www.8thpaneuropean.org/





 


Colloquium: Biological Perspectives on Political Animals in Aristotle (April, 29-30, Istanbul)

 

A colloquium on « Biological Perspectives on Political Animals in Aristotle » will be held at the Galatasaray University  (Istanbul) on April 29-30, 2013. This event is organized through the collaboration of the Galatasaray University, the UPR 76 of CNRS (Paris) and the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. 

The program of the colloquium can be viewed at: http://perspectivesbiologiques. wordpress.com/programme/ 

Other details of the colloquium can be reached from the same page. 

Contact: refikg2001@yahoo.com 

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Theme: 

Since the second half of the last century, there has been an increasing interest in Aristotle’s biological works. This interest has led to a “biological turn” in Aristotelian studies, which has resulted in a reevaluation of his theory of science and in a substitution of the question of classification with that of definition. Today, there is high quality literature on the relation between the Metaphysics, the Analytics, and Aristotle’s biological writings. The “biological turn” in Aristotelian studies has also created a similar effect on works on his Politics: every change in the theory of animals has produced a change in the theory of political animals. Researches in this domain prove to be very productive and show rapid development. This is why we believe that this is a favorable time for devoting a conference to the Politics, and for discussing the effects of the “biological turn” on the famous Aristotelian formula that “human being is a political animal by nature.” 

Speakers: 

?mer Orhan Aygün  (Galatasaray University) 
Pinar Canevi (Bo?aziçi University) 
Johannes Fritsche (Bo?aziçi University) 
Annick Jaulin (University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne) 
Manuel Knoll (Fatih University) 
Jean-Louis Labarrière (CNRS Centre Léon Robin) 
David Lefebvre (University of Paris Sorbonne – Centre Léon Robin) 
Pierre-Marie Morel (ENS Lyon) 
Pierre Pellegrin (CNRS) 

Organization and Scientific Responsibility: 

?mer Orhan Aygün (Galatasaray University), Refik Güremen (Lecturer at Galatasaray University), Annick Jaulin (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), Michel Narcy (Jean Pépin Center UPR76, CNRS)