& American Comparative Literature Association
Abstracts must be received by Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9 a.m. EST.
Organizer: Gregg Lambert
Co-Organizer: Iris Van der Tuin
Contact the Seminar Organizers: I.vanderTuin@uu.nl // firstname.lastname@example.org
This seminar is the second meeting of a co-production of two ongoing international research networks: the Society for the Study of Bio-Political Futures and COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'.
The seminar—open also to aspiring research collaborators or simply to interested scholars—concerns the definition of “new materialist concepts,” as well as the new approaches, critical issues, and methodologies that exist today at the intersection between philosophy and the sciences. Both the study of biopolitical futures and the new materialism(s) deploy a diffractive methodology in revising traditional philosophical and scientific concepts. Consequently, we are especially interested in revisions and/or diffractive readings of earlier materialisms and their sources. Examples of concepts include, but are not limited to matter, praxis, contradiction, dialectical determination, quantum indeterminacy, experience, cognition and temporality, monism, contingency and freedom, etc.
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COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'.
Here you will find background material, current activities, calls for papers, working group information, and project outputs.
With the changing of societies on local, national and international scales owing to economic, ecological, political and technological developments and crises, a reorganized academic landscape can be observed to be emerging. Scholarship strives to become increasingly interdisciplinary in order to grasp and examine the unfolding complexity of ongoing ecological, socio-cultural and politico-economic changes. Additionally, academics forge... Read more or find out Who's Who
Information relating to activities undertaken, including conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions, and annual meetings, are archived here.
Working Groups focus on four key areas of research
Working Group One
Genealogies of New Materialisms; examines and intervenes in canonization processes by compiling a web-based bibliography, coordinating the OST 068/13 8 EN... Read more
Working Group Two
New Materialisms on the Crossroads of the Natural and Human Sciences; seeks to develop new materialisms at the boundaries of the human and natural sciences. The group focuses on how European new materialisms can rework the ‘Two Cultures' gap... Read more
Working Group Three
New Materialisms Embracing the Creative Arts; brings together European researchers, artists, museum professionals, and other activists with a keen interest in the material... Read more
Working Group Four
New Materialisms Tackling Economical and Identity – Political Crises and Organizational Experiments... Read more
The Almanac comprises contributions from members of working groups, and participants in related activities, on key terms and more esoteric neologisms. Read more
New Materialism —
Networking European Scholarship on 'How matter comes to matter’
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