SAM Seminar: Recomposing the Humanities with Bruno Latour: Launch of special edition of New Literary History journal

When:18 Oct 2016, 5pm - 6:30pm
Venue:Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington
Who:Stephen Muecke, UNSW
SAM Seminar

Recomposing the Humanities—with Bruno Latour

…is the latest issue of New Literary History 47, 2-3 (2016), edited by Stephen Muecke and Rita Felski. After Actor Network Theory had an enormous influence in the social sciences, and An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns (2013) sought to ‘reboot’ Western modernity ‘diplomatically’, we wondered if some Latourian concepts and methods had further applications in the Humanities: critique, attachment, institutional analysis and ecologization being some of them. This talk will present some of the more useful ideas in this issue of NLH:

Stephen Muecke is Professor of Ethnography in the Environmental Humanities Program at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. A recent book is The Mother’s Day Protest and Other Fictocritical Essays (Rowman and Littlefield International 2016).

Photo: Manuel Braun

SAM Seminar Series

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