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Review of Rosi Braidotti's work

Read about Prof. Rosi Braidotti's contribution to "The Nomadic Humanities" in Prof. Catherine R. Stimpson's 2016 review in LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS.


Then, in her own work, Braidotti — vibrant, exuberant, ebullient, occasionally headstrong — puts it all together. In one page, indeed in one paragraph, she can be syncretic and improvisational, sober and performative. Her style in English consists of one-liners, lucid analyses, and a polysyllabic discourse that might seem like jargon to some and a revelation to others. Disentangling her in detail from her teachers and predecessors is too intricate a task for this case study, this proof of concept, but outlining her suggestions for the nomadic humanities is not.


Braidotti is wonderfully affirmative, that word she deploys frequently. She may have moments of intellectual pessimism, but she is consistently fearless, energetic, and buoyant. In her quarrels, both explicit and implicit, with contemporary theory, she rejects panic, melancholia, and cowering before a barren doom. If she calls for critique, she demands creativity as well. As we glimpse the social horizons of hope, the tide of negativity must be turned. 

"Staying with the Trouble": Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 25-26 March

In the last weekend of March 2017, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti will meet on stage at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam to discuss Prof. Haraway's recent book, the human condition in the Anthropocene, and more. There will also be a screening of Haraway's film "Story Telling For Earthly Survival".

See the website of Stedelijk Museum for more information and updates.

Rosi Braidotti to deliver Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2017

Rosi Braidotti will deliver the 2017 Tanner Lectures on Human Values this spring at the Whitney Humanities Center.

Her talks are jointly titled “Posthuman, All Too Human.” The first, “Memoirs of a Posthumanist,” will be on Wednesday, March 1; the second, “Aspirations of a Posthumanist,” on Thursday, March 2. Both will take place at 17:00 pm in the WHC Auditorium. Professor Braidotti will be joined by Professors Joanna Radin (History of Medicine, History) and Rüdiger Campe (German, Comparative Literature) for further discussion on Friday, March 3, at 10:30 am. 

See the Tanner Lectures website for updates and full programme.

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values were established by the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner, who hoped that these lectures would contribute to the intellectual and moral life of humankind. Both lectures and the discussion are free and open to the public. For more information contact the Whitney Humanities Center at 203-432-0670 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Masterclass on Posthumanism and Deleuze with prof. Rosi Braidotti

This Masterclass for selected graduate students, PhD candidates and early career scholars offers a privileged access to the work of Rosi Braidotti, particularly regarding her position on posthumanism and her views on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. During their stay in Rome, participants will engage in debates with Rosi Braidotti herself, who will also provide feedback on the work the participants will present during their stay. Moreover, participants will get the opportunity to assist to two major international conferences where Braidotti acts as a keynote lecturer: a conference specifically dedicated to her work on the Posthuman and its relevance in the Italian context (hosted at the KNIR), and the 2016 annual Deleuze conference on Virtuality, Becoming and Life (hosted at Roma Tre University). Participants in this Masterclass will get the opportunity to reflect on the results of these conferences in an intensive dialogue with Rosi Braidotti, and may profit from her guidance while drafting the final essays they need to submit in order to conclude this Masterclass.

The Masterclass is open to a maximum of 10 selected students at (R)MA or PhD-level, as well as to early career researchers in the humanities and beyond.

 The Masterclass is organised by and hosted at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), in conjunction with the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA), the Netherlands Research School for Media Studies (RMes) and the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL).

Staff: KNIR-fellow prof.dr. Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University), in conjunction with prof.dr. Harald Hendrix (KNIR, coordination).

Credits: 5 ects, assigned upon completion of the final essay.

Languages used in the Masterclass: English (& passive Italian).

Assessment: on-site oral presentations, active contribution to plenary discussions, participation in conference, assignments and a final essay to be submitted after the stay in Rome.

Deadline for submission: 15th May 2016

Find all information on application procedure, bursaries and accommodation on the KNIR website.



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