CIDRAL Key Ideas seminar: ‘Theorizing Catastrophe’ led by Mark Payne (Chicago)
|Dates:||3 April 2019|
|Times:||13:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Spring 2019 programme, 'Work, Leisure, Culture'.
Mark Payne (Professor of Classics, University of Chicago) will lead a Key Ideas seminar entitled ‘Theorizing Catastrophe’.
Mark Payne is Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Theocritus and the Invention of Fiction (Cambridge University Press), The Animal Part (The University of Chicago Press), and Hontology (Zero Books), as well as articles on twentieth century poetry, environmental philosophy, weird fiction, and contemporary art.
His seminar, “Theorizing Catastrophe,” looks at the figuration of apocalyptic freedom in theory, and its relationship to colonial accounts of marronage (Zerilli, Rousseau, Jünger, Schmitt).
Preparatory readings for this seminar are available at: https://bit.ly/2Hjnuhy
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building