[SydPhil] Critical Antiquities Workshop - Mario Telò

Tristan Bradshaw tbradshaw at uow.edu.au
Tue Apr 18 09:14:13 AEST 2023

Dear all,

At the next Critical Antiquities Workshop, we have the pleasure of hosting Mario Telò (University of California, Berkeley) for his talk, ‘Geopower, Blackness, and the Pandemic: Reading Antigone with Du Bois and Hartman.’

The event will take place on Zoom on Thursday, April 27, 9:30-11am. And here is the time in other locations:

  *   New York: Wednesday, March 29, 7:30pm
  *   Chicago: Wednesday, March 29, 6:30pm
  *   Mexico City: Wednesday, March 29, 5:30pm
  *   Los Angeles: Wednesday, March 29, 4:30pm
  *   Beijing/Singapore/Perth: Thursday, March 30, 7:30am
  *   Tokyo: Thursday, March 30, 8:30am
  *   Adelaide: Thursday, March 30, 9am

To register, please sign up for the Critical Antiquities Network mailing list here: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/GwZJCzvkyVCG8lnZri4MWGm?domain=signup.e2ma.net<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/GwZJCzvkyVCG8lnZri4MWGm?domain=signup.e2ma.net/>

Here is the abstract:

Seizing on the anachronism inherent in every act of reading while refusing the dichotomy between ancient text and modern reception, this paper shows how Greek tragedy can speak to us about the pandemic as well as the crises it has aggravated and come to epitomize. Re-reading Antigone in light of Saidiya Hartman’s Litany for Grieving Sisters and W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Comet helps us conceptualize the relationship between tragedy and the end of the world, or the end of the human, a prospect that the pandemic and climate change have made palpable. More importantly, this affective and interpretive re-engagement with Sophocles’ play might allow us to locate imaginative forms of being beyond extraction and beyond human extinction.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tristan and Ben

Tristan Bradshaw
Lecturer, School of Liberal Arts | Co-director, Critical Antiquities Network
Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities | Building 19 Room 1085
University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
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