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Women’s Contribution to Digital Literacy: Watch!

This event took place on April 15, 2021 via Zoom. Prof. Sybille Krämer (Aesthetics and Culture of Digital Media, Leuphana University) delivered a talk entitled "Performative Operativity of Writing, or 'Women's Contributions to Digital Literacy'." Prof. Krämer's presentation was followed by a response by Hank Gerba (Art & Art History, Stanford) and a Q&A...

Uncontained Toxicity: Watch!

This event took place on March 11, 2021 via Zoom. Focused on the theme "Uncontained Toxicity," the gathering featured talks by Prof. Gisela Heffes (Rice University) and Arndt Niebisch (Universität Wien).

Light, Matter, Meat & Flesh: Watch!

materia’s third event event of the 2020-2021 academic term took place on January 28, 2021 via Zoom. Focused on the intersection between Light, Matter, Meat & Flesh, the gathering featured talks by graduate students Valeria Meiller (Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown) and Fabián Mosquera (Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Pittsburgh).

Impolitical Critiques & Decolonial Grammars: Watch!

materia’s second event of the 2020-2021 academic term took place on November 5, 2020 via Zoom. Centered on Impolitical Critiques & Decolonial Grammars, the event featured talks by professors Timothy Campbell (Romance Languages, Cornell) and María del Rosario Acosta (Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside).

Money & War: Watch!

materia kicked off its sixth year themed "Life & Transmission" on October 1, 2020 with a discussion on Money & War led by PhD Candidates Colin Drumm (History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz) and Harleen Kaur Bagga (Art History, Stanford).

Materia 2020-2021 Calendar

Building on our meetings from previous years, the main theme for the this academic year will be “Life & Transmission.” We have an exciting (virtual!) line-up of discussion sessions and guest speakers joining us this year. FALL Oct 1:  Money & War: discussion led by Colin Drum (UC Santa Cruz) & Harleen Kaur Bagga (Stanford) Nov 5:  Impolitical...

Materia 2019-2020 Calendar

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.   FALL Oct 7:  Reading Session Nov 4:  Borders & Technology double-lecture with Tom McEnaney (UC Berkeley) And Micah Donohue (ENMU) WINTER Jan 27: Secrecy &...

Materia 2018-2019 Testimonials

"Materia has been a key academic discussion setting to help me think through my investigative interests and methodological frameworks. Its interdisciplinary character has provided me with an enriching exposal to a variety of possibilities of approaching theories of material phenomena and corporeal life, and to think of literature, feminism and cultural theory in a...

Materia 2018/19 Calendar

2018-2019 Calendar Building on our meetings from previous years, the main theme for the new academic year will be “Re-assemblage.” We have an exciting line-up of reading sessions and guest speakers joining us this year.   FALL Oct 4: Andrés Burbano, U.de los Andes & Orit Halpern, Concordia University Oct 29: Reading Discussion Nov 29: Bonnie Honig, Brown University WINTER Jan 24: Reading...

In previous years

Since Fall Quarter 2014, materia has hold twelve workshops and a conference to date. The former averaged twenty-five participants; the latter had over seventy. During the first year, the group discussed--and coined-- the notion of “post-anthropocentric” as an umbrella term that sets in conversation a host of otherwise divisive trends. This is in itself...