|21 May 2013||12:45pm - 2:00pm||SG2, Alison Richard Building|
The Reading Group has been meeting under the auspices of CRASSH since 2001 to bring together researchers and teachers from across the disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences and elsewhere. The core activity of the Group is a weekly reading group devoted to papers and texts circulated in advance, and this is supplemented by the organization of conferences and by participation in a network of like-minded researchers outside Cambridge. Themes over past years have included terror, visual art and architecture, cinematic fantasy, group psychologies, and migration. Graduate students, teaching staff and researchers are welcome to join the Group. To do so, contact the convenors, Dr Ian Patterson and Dr Nicky Zeeman.
As agreed last term, in the four sessions when we will be meeting this term, we will be reading most of Judith Butler's The Psychic Life of Power. Theories in Subjection (Stanford, CA: Stanford U.P., 1997).
The reading for this meeting is Chapter 5 'Melancholy Gender/Refused Identification. Keeping It Moving' 132-151, followed by 'Commentary on Judith Butler', by Adam Phillips, pp. 151-159 and 'Reply to Adam Phillips' pp. 160-166.