A workshop at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 10–20 July 2011
The theme of JWTC's third international annual workshop is Ordinary States | States of Ordinariness.
The 2011 session will bring together a range of top scholars and intellectuals, including Ariella Azoulay (Bar Ilan University), Ian Baucom (Duke University), Wendy Brown (University of California at Berkeley), Judith Butler (University of California at Berkeley), Jean Comaroff (University of Chicago), David Goldberg (University of California (University of California, Irvine), John Comaroff (University of Chicago), Peter Geschiere (University of Amsterdam), Ackbar Abbas (University of California, Irvine), Neville Hoad (University of Texas-Austin), Juan Obarrio (Johns Hopkins University) and Adi Ophir (Tel Aviv University). It will span ten intensive days of lectures, round tables, seminars, public events, exhibitions and performances. It will also include explorations of Afropolitan Johannesburg.
The following key sub-themes will structure the event: (1) Shifts in the constitution of contemporary life forms; (2) Intimate attachments; (3) Bodies of data, secrecy, and security; (4) The ordinary, form, and formlessness.
Applications are invited for participation from intellectuals concerned with the project of theorizing from the South. Workshop participants could include scholars and advanced graduate students, public intellectuals, artists, and others with a keen interest in critical theory. The call for applications is available on the JWTC Web site.
The application deadline is March 15, 2011.
The convenors of the 2011 Session are: Kelly Gillespie, Julia Hornberger, Eric Worby, and Achille Mbembe.
For further information please contact Leigh-Ann Naidoo at email@example.com