Gastvortrag zum Thema „The Problem with *Trans: Transcendental Sexuality and the Nature of Techne“
23. April, 16:00 bis 18:00
Gastvortrag von Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University) zum Thema „The Problem with *Trans: Transcendental Sexuality and the Nature of Techne“
In her lecture, Claire Colebrook pursues the following four questions:
- Tim Morton recently argued that an understanding of ecology would yield a ’nature’ that is ‘essentially’ queer. Do such new materialist approaches to life grant too much ethical significance to scientific claims?
- How do such recent mobilizations of the nature of life break with, or extend, a history of grounding political claims in nature?
- If modern philosophy is defined as a form of anti-foundationalism, or a suspension and bracketing of the world, to what extent do new materialisms require a marriage between politics and nature?
- Is nature always technical?
Claire Colebrook is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Philosophy, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University (Pennsylvania, USA). She wrote numerous articles and books on the works of Gilles Deleuze, on sexual difference, feminist ethics and representation as well as on the philosophy of feminist new materialisms. More recently, she has been engaged with climate change and extinction, as well as theorizing the future(s). Together with Tom Cohen, she is the editor of the Critical Climate Change Book Series at Open Humanities Press. She recently completed two books on Extinction for Open Humanities Press: The Death of the Posthuman, and Sex After Life, and has co-authored with Tom Cohen and J. Hillis Miller) Twilight of the Anthropocene Idols (Open Humanities Press, 2016). Currently, she is working a book on the fragility of the species, the archive, and the earth.
Der öffentliche Gastvortrag erfolgt auf Einladung des Schwerpunkts Biotechnologie, Natur und Gesellschaft, Institut für Soziologie, FB03.
Ort: Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum, Raum HZ 13