Centre for Modern Studies
Tuesday 28 May 2019, 9.30AM
Today, politically engaged groups across the globe, from indigenous land activists to the #MeToo movement are carving out new critical and aesthetic spaces that are responsive to received notions of autonomy and discursive practice. Each seeks to realise a particular notion of subjecthood and to challenge the concept of sovereignty as the sole preserve of the nation-state. Instead, global political, economic, social or cultural spheres are mobilising new geographies: previously submerged identities, voices, affective experiences, art practices and aesthetic movements come to the fore. This poses new challenges to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; what is ‘modern’ subjectivity and how is it indexed creatively and theoretically?; how do the meanings and applications of subjectivity and sovereignty vary across time and space?; how does subjectivity and sovereignty apply to the modern body?; and how do we trace and explore these genealogies in interdisciplinary terms?
PG symposium schedule 28 May 2019 (PDF , 87kb)
Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building