Core Group Meeting: December 2012

Terra Critica I
Utrecht University

Terra Critica I

The expert seminar inaugurated the network and brought together people from a variety of disciplines within the
Humanities to discuss questions of critique and Terra Critica during two days in December 2012.

Workshop Participants

Barnita Bagchi (UU)
Kiene Brillenburg (UU)
Rosemarie Buikema (UU)
Mercedes Bunz (U of Lüneburg)
Rick Dolphijn (UU)
Annemie Halsema (VU)
Birgit Kaiser (UU)
Sybrandt van Keulen (UvA)
Susanne Knittel (UU)
Leonard Lawlor (Penn State)
Ann Sophie Lehmann (UU)
Jacques Lezra (New York University)
Sander van Maas (UU/UvA)
Paola Marrati (Johns Hopkins University)
Timothy O’Leary (U of Hong Kong)
Bettina Papenburg (UU)
Esther Peeren (UvA)
Saskia Pieterse (UU)
Emmanuelle Radar (UU)
Ann Rigney (UU)
Asja Szafraniec (UvA)
Melanie Sehgal (Viadrina U Frankfurt Oder)
Kathrin Thiele (UU)
Iris van der Tuin (UU)
Veronica Vasterling (RU Nijmegen)

Most participants contributed a position paper to the workshop. They can be retrieved by clicking on the individual names above.

Conference Programme

Day One: Friday, December 7

10.00-10.30h Introduction to the workshop

Birgit Kaiser (Comparative Literature, UU) and Kathrin Thiele (Graduate Gender Programme, UU)

10.30-12.30h Session 1: Critique as symptomatology of the present (moderation: K. Thiele)

Introductory statements: Jacques Lezra, Melanie Sehgal, Rosemarie Buikema, Mercedes Bunz, Sander van Maas, Esther Peeren

12.45-14.30h Lunch break

14.45-17.00h Session 2: Critical Practice: On Immanence and Affirmation (moderation: B. Kaiser)

Introductory statements: Leonard Lawlor and Paola Marrati, Rick Dolphijn, Sybrandt van Keulen, Kathrin Thiele, Iris van der Tuin

17.00-18.30 Reception

Day Two: Saturday, December 8

10.00-12.30 Session 3: Subjects of Critique (moderation: K. Thiele)

Introductory statements: Timothy O’Leary, Annemie Halsema, Kiene Brillenburg, Birgit Kaiser, Bettina Papenburg, Saskia Pieterse

The meeting was made possible by the generous support of the Utrecht University Intensive Workshop Programme; the Aspasia Diversiteitsbeleid Fund; and the Institute for History and Culture OGC, Utrecht.