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Empire: Subjects, Networks, Resistance

October 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Week 5 [15th October]: Subjectivity
Discussion Topic: Gendering Subjects of Empire Reading:

-Chandra Mohanty, “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses” Feminist Review 30 (1988): 61-88.

– Joseph Andoni Massad, ” Re-Orienting Desire: The Gay International and the Arab World,” in Desiring Arabs (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007): 160-190.

-Félix Boggio, “The Empire of Sexuality, an interview with Joseph Massad,” March 5, 2013.

This reading group examines empires, ancient and modern, as a way into understanding our own presence as subjects in the neoliberal contemporary. We seek to untangle complex networks fabricated by empires where “all roads lead to Rome” but “all routers lead to the NSA,” and where movements such as Idle No More and Anonymous challenge these structures. We will investigate “Empire” across temporal, cultural, and disciplinary divisions to create a broader conversation amongst academics, technologists, artists, and other interested individuals, as we emphasize self-reflexivity alongside critical thinking illuminated by the humanities. Thursdays 15h00-17h00 IPLAI download outline. For more information contact Angela Tozer  angela.tozer@mail.mcgill.ca or Rebecca Robinson rebecca.robinson@mail.mcgill.ca


October 15, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


3610 McTavish, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2 Canada