Debates in New Materialisms II: Feminism, Politics, Corporealities, Onto-Epistemologies

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29 Sep 2016

10am to 5.30pm

This one-day event brings together a number of experts to discuss the exciting transdisciplinary field of new materialism in the light of interconnecting theoretical paradigms. Head to Eventbrite to book your tickets. 
Questions to be addressed include but are not limited to:
·       What constitutes a new materialist methodology?
·       How does new materialist thought add new dimensions to: biopolitics, gender, race, global political economy?
·       To what extent is new materialism a development of Marxist concerns? In what way does new materialism develop traditional leftist thought in such a way that it is more inclusive?
·       To what degree is new materialism a critique of representation?
·       What role do digital technologies play in new materialism?
·       What contribution can new materialism make to discussions around affect, capital, embodiment, inter/transdisciplinarity, practice-based research and pedagogy?
Organised by Kingston University in collaboration with MRes Art Theory and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins and Dr Phoebe Moore (Middlesex University London)
Speakers include: Phoebe Moore, Felicity Colman, Tiina Vaittinen and Rebecca Coleman  
Dr Helen Palmer is a writer and lecturer at Kingston University, London. She is the author of Deleuze and Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense, and has recently published articles on diffractive pedagogies and feminist rewritings from a new materialist perspective. She is currently writing a book called Queer Defamiliarisation: A Reassessment of Estrangement, and she is also writing a novel called Pleasure Beach, which is a feminist rewriting of James Joyce's Ulysses. 

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