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Professor Rosi Braidotti will present her new book "The Posthuman" (Polity Press, 2013) during an official launch event that will take place on 23rd May at London Review Bookshop, London.
"The Posthuman" offers both an introduction and major contribution to contemporary debates on the posthuman. Digital ‘second life’, genetically modified food, advanced prosthetics, robotics and reproductive technologies are familiar facets of our globally linked and technologically mediated societies. This has blurred the traditional distinction between the human and its others, exposing the non-naturalistic structure of the human.
Braidotti argues that the challenge of the posthuman condition consists in seizing the opportunities for new social bonding and community building, while pursuing sustainability and empowerment.
More about the book: see Polity Books website.
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Centre for the Humanities this year has designed three commemorative conferences for the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht: Edward Said Memorial Conference in April, "The Colonial Legacy" conference in June and "The Idea of the University" conference in September.
Commemorative events are co-designed with the Treaty of Utrecht organization, which is responsible for the general cultural programme of the commemoration and the many Utrecht University staff members who are actively involved in the Centre for the Humanities, notably the Descartes Centre and the Focus Area ‘Identities and Cultures’.
More information and registration: http://cfhutrecht2013.com/
We have a duty to remember, but our yearning is to transform the legacy of the past into something empowering and inspiring for the present.
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Utrecht University Summer School offers a one-week intensive course "Critical Theory, Culture and Citizenship" convened and taught by Professor Rosi Braidotti and a team of interdisciplinary co-teachers. It consists of keynote lectures in the morning and three thematic tutorials for four afternoons. The theme of the course is contemporary critical theory in the Continental philosophy tradition, with special reference to the work of Gilles Deleuze.
The course is aimed at research-minded students with a critical and curious intellectual disposition. It is an interdisciplinary course between the Humanities and the social sciences, suited for students in cultural studies, gender, race and postcolonial theory, philosophy, new media, history of ideas and social and political theory.
Course period is 12 - 16 August 2013, deadline for registration is 01 June 2013. For more information about the course and registration please see here.
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On 19th of April Prof. Braidotti delivered a lecture in Giessen University (Germany), International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC). Braidotti's talk engaged with the question of ‘post-human’ turn in contemporary feminist theory and its implications for gender issues and affirmative politics. Video of the lecture can be found at GCSC video blog here.