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Building on our meetings from previous years, the main theme for the new academic year will be “Information & Form

We have an exciting line-up of reading sessions and guest speakers joining us this year.


Oct 7:  Reading Discussion on New Extractivisms. 

Nov 4:  Borders & Technology double-lecture with Tom McEnaney (UC Berkeley) And Micah Donohue (ENMU).


Jan 27: Secrecy & Virtuality discussion led by Juan Esteban Plaza (ILAC, Stanford) and Jason Beckman (EALC, Stanford).

Feb 24: Asynchronous avant-gardes double-lecture with Chad Wellmon (UVA) and Justin Read (University at Buffalo).


March 30: Distinguished lecture by Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins University). 

March 31: Intelligence & Spirit Reza Negarestani (The New Centre for Research & Practice) in conversation with Stanford Faculty [suspended due to COVID-19].

May 11:  Post-Naturalist Fictions discussion led by Daniel Hernández (ILAC, Stanford) and Sebastián Figueroa (Hispanic and Portuguese Studies, University of Pennsylvania). 

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