Reading Matters

Workshop | September 14 – 15, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, Center for Race and Gender, Department of English, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Department of French, Department of Political Science, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Rhetoric, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of

[This is a multiday event. Please see below for important details regarding participation and schedule. Event flyer is also included below.]

Articulating and performing a mode of reading that responds to the challenges of the present has been a constant endeavor not only in literary studies, but in all academic disciplines. Technological and scientific developments require us to constantly reflect on what it means to read and make sense of texts and events as conveyed through various mediatic forms, and across disparate and various global, historical, political, and cultural contexts and specificities. In focusing on the matter (i.e. DNA, architecture, landscapes, bodies, international
waters, codes, satellite images, networks, urban infrastructure) of reading, Reading Matters aims to test generative forms of reading that can be thought of as not only a methodology, but a skill that supports us in addressing the challenges of our time.

As the first event in the Reading Matters series, this two-day workshop at UC Berkeley will provide participants with the unique opportunity to work closely with professors and graduate students to explore alternative modes of reading through intensive seminars with the four faculty instructors.

FORMAT

Four seminars and a lecture.

Seminar participation requires completing preselected readings beforehand.

Course reader is available for download at :
readingmatters.princeton.edu/s/course-reader.pdf

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

9:00 – 11:30 AM • “MARX’S INORGANIC BODY”
JUDITH BUTLER • UC Berkeley

1:00 – 3:30 PM • “READING PHENOMENOLOGICALLY”
GAYLE SALAMON • Princeton University

4:00 – 6:00 PM • Lecture • Art of Writing Series
PATRICIA J WILLIAMS • Columbia Law School

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

9:00 – 11:30 AM • “ALPHABETOGRAPHIES; OR, READING MATTER”
EDUARDO CADAVA • Princeton University

12:30 – 3:00 pm • “GOVERNING BODIES”
PATRICIA J WILLIAMS • Columbia Law School

LOCATION

All events will occur in the Townsend Center (Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall)

CONTACT

For questions and/or comments, please email :

readingmatters@princeton.edu or pattydunlap@berkeley.edu

For more information on the Reading Matters project, please visit : READINGMATTERS.PRINCETON.EDU

SPONSORED BY:

Reading Matters is a collaborative project of the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University and the Program in Critical Theory of UC Berkeley. Additional sponsors for these seminars and lecture include the following UC Berkeley entities:

Center for Race & Gender
Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
Class of 1936 First Chair, Department of Political Science
Department of Comparative Literature
Department of English
Department of French
Department of Rhetoric
Division of Arts and Humanities
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities
Maxine Elliott Chair, Department of Comparative Literature
The Program in Critical Theory

 Faculty, Students - Graduate

 Seminar participation requires completing preselected readings beforehand.

 pattydunlap@berkeley.edu, 510.642.1328

 Event Flyer