5th International Critical Studies Research Group Conference
13th-14th June 2016
Grand Parade, University of Brighton
Fred Moten (UC Riverside)
'Resistance and Conduction'
Nina Power (University of Roehampton)
'The Ambivalence of Resistance'
Registration is open here
Programme available here
If resistance has a tradition, it is one which is not unilinear or uncontested. Dominant understandings of resistance are themselves resisted, typically when certain peoples are left outside of the history or the conceptualisation of resistance. This conference explores how the notion of resistance has been challenged, both by practices of resistance and theorisations of resistance (a distinction which can only be maintained so far).
How has the advent of new technologies shifted understandings of resistance? Is resistance distinct from politics, and if so how do both operate when neoliberal rationality becomes hegemonic? Does violence interrupt resistance, or is it generative of resistance? What conceptions of the human are presumed in discourses of resistance? Can resistance be enacted, or contested, through memory?
Topics to be covered might include:
Conference fee: £60 (waged), £25 (student / unwaged).
For more information please contact Megan Archer: M.Archer@brighton.ac.uk.