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Imagining Differing Fictions and Other Bodied Beings - The Dispossessed

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For our first meeting, we will read The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin:

http://grr.aaaaarg.org/txt/image/detail.php?id=51c58bfe6c3a0eda0bc47c00

Drawing from the whole book and especially chapters 1 and 2, we will focus on the sensuality of materials and landscape in The Dispossessed and how they contribute to structures of kinship and economy in the political worlds she describes. 

Rather than starting from a point of analysis, the 3-hour class will begin with a material and visual exploration of the themes through drawing and design. Bring paper and drawing implements if you can. 

During the latter two-thirds of the class, we will discuss the novel in tandem with a short theoretical article by Karen Barad called “Nature’s Queer Performativity.” If you don’t have time to read the whole article, focus on pp. 121-130 and “Conclusions” (pp. 146-150):

http://grr.aaaaarg.org/txt/image/detail.php?id=52a9e70f307888e033000031

Teacher: 
Caitlin Berrigan and Alex Martinis Roe
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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 04:00 to 07:00
Archive Books , Dieffenbachstraße 31, 10967 more
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Sign up for the next class! Saturday January 11th:
http://thepublicschool.org/node/36067

For our second meeting, we will read Dawn by Octavia Butler (focus on chapter 1-5, especially chapter 5):

(RTF) http://grr.aaaaarg.org/txt/image/detail.php?id=52b4414e3078887826000029
(MOBI eBook) http://grr.aaaaarg.org/txt/image/detail.php?id=52b44182307888782600002b

The conversation will revolve around Dawn as it relates to Grosz's readings of Irigaray and Darwin, as a proposition for evolutionary change into unforseen differentiation. From her book Becoming Undone we will read:


Elizabeth Grosz, Becoming Undone
Chapter 9: Sexual Difference as Sexual Selection: Irigarayan Reflections on Darwin

http://grr.aaaaarg.org/txt/image/detail.php?id=52176449307888af0a0002cf

focussing on the following sections of the chapter:
pp. 143 - 151; pp. 157 - 168

 

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Hello everyone,
 
We look forward to the first meeting tomorrow Friday the 13th! Please come at 4pm to Archive Kabinett, Dieffenbachstraße 31, Berlin
 
The readings are:
Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed (esp. chapter 1-2) 
and 
Karen Barad, Nature’s Queer Performativity (esp pp. 121-130 and pp. 146-150). Please note the correct link to this text is:
 
See you soon!
 
best,
Caitlin & Alex

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