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Veranstaltungen von Dr. Tiago Cerqueira Lazier


“Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things” (reading seminar of the book by Jane Bennett) (FSL) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Tiago Cerqueira Lazier

14-täglich | Montag | 14:15 - 17:45 | 11.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 12.001

Inhalt: How can political theory better account for the active participation of nonhuman forces in events that structure our world? How can we understand human agency in a world bustling with powerful nonhuman activity running about and through human bodies? The renowned political philosopher, Jane Bennett, tackle these consequential questions in two contemporary books: “Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things”, published in 2010, and “Influx and Eflux”, published in 2020. In our reading seminar, we will read and analyze together both books and consider their relevance for a political ecology suited to our times. Come think and share your ideas with us in a welcoming and thought-provoking environment. As Bennett asks, can we “spur the cultivation of a more responsible, ecologically sound politics” by better acknowledging the imbricated agency of human and nonhuman forces in ad hoc settings? “What kinds of “I” and “we” can live well and act effectively in a world of so many other lively materialities?” Literature Bennett, Jane. (2020). Influx and Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman. Durham: Duke University Press. Bennett, Jane. (2010). Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham: Duke University Press. Bennett, Jane. (2003). Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Connolly, William. (2017). Facing the Planetary: Entangled Humanism and the Politics of Swarming. Durham: Duke University Press. Connolly, William. (2011). A World of Becoming. Durham: Duke University Press.