Committed to the End: On Care Work and Rereading
Professor Elizabeth Freeman (University of California, Davis)
B01 Clore Management Centre
18.00 – 20.00
Friday, 24 May 2019
Professor Elizabeth Freeman – a leading queer theorist and author of Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories – will be giving a lecture on the intersections between the spatiotemporalities of domestic fiction, re-reading and care taking at Birkbeck on 24 May, 2019.
The is a free event but booking is required via the Eventbrite page. Tickets are limited so sign up quickly.
For full details please visit the Birkbeck website.
Laura Salisbury, one of our PIs, is giving a keynote lecture at the Beckett & Technology Conference at Charles University, Prague, 13-15 September.
For full details of the conference, including the other keynote speakers, and information on how to register, please visit the conference website.
Lisa will be giving this lecture at 19.30, 5th July, 2018 at the ICI Berlin. (And it is now available to watch here …)
Taking up the themes of her recent book Enduring Time, this talk will offer some reflections on the relations between time and care. Care is often assumed to be a set of practices that take the form of an affective engagement with others, so that we can maintain, sustain, and repair the world. Yet care can also be thought about as a political and ethical decision to remain in what Christina Sharpe calls ‘the wake’: the ongoing disastrous time of the persistent effects of slavery. Remaining, for Sharpe, involves inhabiting and rupturing the wake’s elongated temporality. From this perspective, Baraitser will argue that care is bound up with histories of the antithesis of care, or failures of care, that bring on ways of thinking that we may also need to take care of and involve the temporal practices of staying alongside others and ideas when care has failed; waiting, staying, delaying, enduring, repeating, and returning as the temporal forms that care takes. Some psychoanalytic resources will help to think about the chronic and interminable, and the repetitive and developmental, in order to better understand the intersections between time, care, and not moving on.
For more details and booking info, visit the ICI Berlin site.