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Seminar 22// 13, 14, 15 May 2010 // Guest presentation - Dr. Stephen Morton // London

Seminar 22// 13, 14, 15 May 2010 // London

1. Thursday: Baths, Laurie Grove. Discussion of upcoming trip to Portugal and progress on plans for trip to India Close reading of Gayatri Spivak's "Righting Wrongs" with Irit Departmental lecture - Fareed Armaly

2. Friday: Room 312 main building. Seminar with Jean-Paul, Irit and guest presentation.

3. Saturday: Santa Cruz conference trial run Further information about the sessions can be found below:

Thursday: Baths, Laurie Grove. Discussion of upcoming trip to Portugal and progress on plans for trip to India Close reading of Gayatri Spivak's "Righting Wrongs" with Irit Departmental lecture - Fareed Armaly

11.00 Baths, Laurie Grove. (for those without a Goldsmiths Card, Irit will be at Loafers in the main building a few minutes before and we can go together). Discussion of upcoming trip to Portugal and progress on plans for trip to India (Grant has made considerable progress with this and we will discuss in detail how to proceed). Close reading of Gayatri Spivak's "Righting Wrongs" with Irit: This is a very long and laborious text, but I think worth the effort as it sets up a classical model of post colonial conditions of study and intervention. Please make sure you go through it, as even with a very long session it will be difficult to cover. I want to take a close look at three sections and I suggest that you come with recommendations for other short passages in the text that you think deserve scrutiny. Click for Spivak text

5.00 Departmental lecture - Fareed Armaly American artist whose practice develops projects ranging from D.I.Y. music/culture journals (“Terminal Zone”, 1988) to large-scale, exhibition-based (“From/To”, Witte de With, 1999 / Documenta 11, 2002) and programming at the institutional level (Artistic Director, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 1999-2003). coercing constellations My approach considers the open definition of artistic practice as itself the medium by which to render new correspondences from issues pertaining to a politics of representation, and project onto changing institutional frameworks. This began with my interest in the play of identity represented by the emerg- / submerging hyphen in ‘Arab-American’ and the new semiotic spirit of a ‘recording-culture’ generation. In terms of this, my talk will focus on the inbetween space of processing by a few artifacts, whose vexed construction offered a starting point from which to develop a ‘script’ for projects such as “From/To”.

Friday 14 MayRoom 312 main building, seminar with Jean-Paul, Irit and guest presentation

11.00 Guest presentation - Dr. Stephen Morton , University of Southampton. "Postcolonial Studies and Sates of Emergency" ,will present current research on colonial states of emergency in literature and law in relation to questions we were discussing around travelling theories, provincialising European thought, and finding modes of articulating the singularity of decolonisation and its aftermath (as framed in The Short Century exhibition) . Texts for Stephen's presentation : Neil Lazarus "Postcolonial Studies After the Invasion of Iraq'

Click for Lazarus Text

Achille M'bembe "Necropolitics"

Click for M'bembe Text

Our second invited speaker, Prof. Sanjay Seth from the Department of Politics at Goldsmiths will not be able to make it. We are looking into one other option. However, there is also the following possibility. At tate Britain there is a lecture by Bruno Latour , which will open a conference on the exhibition as research and which does not look very inspiring. I suspect that a 1 hour talk by Latour may be more of a conference opener than a real discussion of his current thinking but... we might try and call them to see if they can reserve seats for us. Dinner together - at Irit's.

Saturday May 15 The Showroom

We have not heard from you about readings and as we said several times in our discussions, this is your forum and not taking it up means that there is no program for it. My suggestion would be, that those who are presenting papers virtually at the Santa Cruz conference, do a trial run on us during the day, since the presentations with 8 hour time difference, will surely be in the evening. I know that Doreen, Ines and Aneta are presenting and that Cihat will be in Santa Cruz for the conference. this maybe useful to hone the actual paper and delivery + it would interest us to know what will be said there.

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Seminar Dates: 
Thu, 13/05/2010 - 21:00 - Fri, 14/05/2010 - 21:00