New Publication: “Belgium & the Conings case: Pandemic politics and extreme right terrorism”
A new UrbTerr project publication has just been published. This longread, written in Dutch, re-spotlights the Conings case and Belgian pandemic politics, but does so by zooming in on the Flemish extreme right, processes of terrorist and extremist (non)-labeling, and some of the conspiracy theories that were circulating right after the announcement of Conings’ death.
#publication #TheConversation #UrbTerr #extremism #pandemicpolitics
Geerts, Evelien. 2021. “België en de zaak Conings: pandemiepolitiek en extreemrechts terrorisme.” Kif Kif.
New Publication: “Jürgen Conings: the case of a Belgian soldier on the run shows how the pandemic collides with far-right extremism”
The article addresses the Conings case – a Belgian soldier, currently wanted for threatening Belgium’s top virologist Marc Van Ranst and the illegal possession of weapons in a terrorist context. It moreover argues for a more situated analysis of Belgium’s far-right extremism by looking at its complex political climate. You can read the piece here.
#publication #TheConversation #UrbTerr #extremism #pandemicpolitics
Geerts, Evelien. 2021. “Jürgen Conings: the case of a Belgian soldier on the run shows how the pandemic collides with far-right extremism.” The Conversation.
New Publication: “New materialism: A cartography“
My piece on the various constellations of contemporary new materialist thought, written in Dutch for Wijsgerig Perspectief it out now. In this article, I explore the various differences between critical new materialisms, OOO, ANT, speculative realisms, and other related strands of thought, while delving into issues of power and the flat ontology phenomenon. The piece also includes the self-created cartography below, which is a shortened version of my digital critical cartography of new materialisms, which you can find here:
Buy and read the article here.
#publication #WijsgerigPerspectief #philosophy #newmaterialisms #OOO
Geerts, Evelien. 2021. “Nieuw materialisme: Een cartografie.” Wijsgerig Perspectief 61, n. 2, 34-41.
From the archive: Video of (Bio)art & ecologies of non/living matters: A conversation between visual artist Emanuela Cusin and philosopher Marietta Radomska
#fromthearchive #event #video #UrbTerr #posthumanisms #bioart
From the archive: “Performativity”
#fromthearchive #publication #newmaterialisms #almanac #performativity
Geerts, Evelien. 2016. “Performativity” . New Materialism Almanac.
New notification: “Humanities for the Future: A New European Agenda” report
The Youth Forum on the Future of the Humanities’ report titled “Humanities for the Future: A New European Agenda” has now been released. The report itself was co-written by Humanities scholars in the European Union in the context of the European Humanities Conference 2021.
Check out the document here.
#humanities #EU #futureofthehumanities
New publication: Being Haunted by—and Reorienting toward—What ‘Matters’ in Times of (the COVID-19) Crisis: A Critical Pedagogical Cartography of Response-ability
The Higher Higher Education Hauntologies edited volume is out now and can be accessed here. My essay, titled “Being Haunted by—and Reorienting toward—What ‘Matters’ in Times of (the COVID-19) Crisis: A Critical Pedagogical Cartography of Response-ability” and of which an AM is available here and an institutional copy is available here, presents a critical cartography of critical pedagogies & new materialist and posthumanist philosophies of response-ability in times of pandemic crisis; a crisis that not only demands a pedagogical but also ethico-political reorientation toward the hauntological powers of past-present-future injustices, the thick material present, and a more response-able engagement with the world.
#publication #hauntology #newmaterialisms #criticalpedagogies #response-ability
Geerts, Evelien. 2021. “Being Haunted by—and Reorienting toward—What ‘Matters’ in Times of (the COVID-19) Crisis: A Critical Pedagogical Cartography of Response-ability.” In: Higher Education Hauntologies: Living with Ghosts for a Justice-to-come, 155-169. Edited By Vivienne Bozalek, Michalinos Zembylas, Siddique Motala, Dorothee Holscher. Routledge.
New upcoming event: “(Bio)art & ecologies of non/living matters: A conversation between visual artist Emanuela Cusin and philosopher Marietta Radomska”
Check out the flyer below for more information about an upcoming research seminar that is being organized in the context of the Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Remembering, Imagining, and Anticipating Violence project at the University of Birmingham. During this research seminar, visual artist Emanuela Cusin and philosopher Dr Marietta Radomska will present their artistic and philosophical engagements with the matter(s)—and materialisation—of (bio)art and ecologies of the non/living. These presentations are then followed up by what surely will be a thought-provoking discussion. More information and registration details can be found here.
#event #UrbanTerrorism #newmaterialisms #bioart
New call for papers:
The call for papers for a new special issue of Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies/Journal of Gender Studies is now online. You can read the full call for papers here. Manuscripts that focus on critical disability studies & posthumanist, new materialist, and affect theoretical approaches are particularly welcome. Abstracts should be sent in by the 1st of May 2021, and can be written in either English and Dutch.
#callforpapers #genderstudies #criticaldisabilitystudies
New upcoming event: Digital panel Radicaal-rechtse Seks
I will be joining a panel of speakers during the digital book launch of Katrien Jacobs’ Radicaal-rechtse Seks, which has recently been published by EPO. The event will be held in Dutch on the 27th of March 2021. You can find more information here.
#event #KatrienJacobs #feminism #theradicalright
New publication: Posthumanities Hub blog essay
The Posthumanities Hub just started its blog series and I had the honor to write the first blog essay, titled “The more-than-human materializations of violence, remembrance, and times of crisis”. This essay contextualizes my current research project a bit more as a Research Fellow of the Urban Terrorism ERC project at the University of Birmingham and a Posthumanities Hub affiliated researcher. You can read the piece here.
#publication #posthumanism #terrorism #PosthumanitiesHub
Geerts, Evelien (2021). “The more-than-human materializations of violence, remembrance, and times of crisis.” The Posthumanities Hub blog series.
New special issue & publications: “Pedagogies in the Wild – Entanglements between Deleuzoguattarian Philosophy and the New Materialisms” (Matter)
The special issue Delphi Carstens and I curated for Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research has just been released! You can find the TOC and full issue here. We are delighted to have been able to include contributions by Francisco B. Trento, Elina Oinas, Andy Broadey, Susan O. Cannon & Maureen A. Flint, Jacqueline V. Moulton, Raewyn Martyn, jan jagodzinski, Iris van der Tuin, Sam Skinner, Chantelle Gray & Aragorn Eloff, Katie Strom & Tammy Mills.
Here is a short excerpt from the special issue’s editorial, which you can download here.
#publication #newmaterialisms #Deleuze&Guattari #criticalpedagogies #Matter
Geerts, Evelien & Carstens, Delphi (2021). “Pedagogies in the Wild – Entanglements between Deleuzoguattarian Philosophy and the New Materialisms”, special issue of Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research 2 (2021) (1).
New publication: Review essay (Redescriptions)
My review essay of Miri Rozmarin’s thought-provoking Vulnerable Futures, Transformative Pasts: On Vulnerability, Temporality, and Ethics (2017) just got published in Redescriptions. The special issue (by Mónica Cano Abadía & Tuija Pulkkinen) is worth checking out as well.
#publication #feministphilosophy #vulnerability #Redescriptions
Geerts, Evelien. 2020. “Book Review: Vulnerable Futures, Transformative Pasts: On Vulnerability, Temporality, and Ethics by Miri Rozmarin, Peter Lang, 2017, 194 Pages. ISBN 978-1-78707-392-0 (epub) (also Available in Print, Epdf and Mobi)”. Redescriptions: Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory 23 (2): 165–69.
From the archive: “Diffraction & Reading Diffractively”
In this almanac entry for the digital New Materialism Almanac (COST ACTION IS1307) , Iris van der Tuin and I sketched a cartographical map of diffraction as a philosophical idea and methodology. The piece is digitally available here, and has been republished as an edited version as part of Matter‘s special issue on Pedagogies in the Wild, which you can find here.
#fromthearchive #publication #newmaterialisms #almanac #diffraction
Geerts, Evelien & van der Tuin, Iris. 2016. “Diffraction & Reading Diffractively” . New Materialism Almanac.
From the archive: “Zonder de Ander, ook geen Zelf (Without the Other, no Self).”
In this article (written in Dutch) for Wijsgerig Perspectief on identity, identity politics, and the sometimes complex relation between Self/Other, I trace the genealogy of the various philosophical phases in identity politics, to eventually bring intersectional and new materialist interference thinking into conversation with one another. The piece is digitally available here.
#publication #Filosofiemagazine #philosophy #newmaterialisms #alterity
Geerts, Evelien. 2019. “Zonder de Ander, ook geen Zelf (Without the Other, no Self).” (in Dutch). Wijsgerig Perspectief 59 (2019) 1: 14-24
New event: A Critical Cartography of New Materialist Constellations & Interventions in Times of Terror(ism). November 5, 2020. The Posthumanities Hub Seminar Series.
I am honored to have been invited by the Posthumanities Hub to give a digital seminar on critical new materialisms, crisis & terror(ism). You can find more details here & register for the seminar on November 5, 2020 (13-15hrs CEST) by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 3, 2020 the latest.
#event #thePosthumanitiesHub #criticaltheory #newmaterialisms #terror(ism)
New call for papers: Gender, Sexuality, and Embodiment in Digital Spheres: Connecting Intersectionality and Digitality
My colleagues Ladan Rahbari (University of Amsterdam), Sara De Vuyst (Ghent University) and I just released a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Digital Social Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Embodiment in Digital Spheres: Connecting Intersectionality and Digitality. You can find the (now closed) cfp as a PDF here. There is plenty of room for exploring posthumanist, affect and new materialist analyses & the critical pedagogical! Do spread the word!
#callforpapers #digital #journalofdigitalsocialresearch #criticaltheory #newmaterialisms
From the archive: Public philosophy lecture on Donna Haraway’s cyborgian feminism
My public philosophy lecture on Donna Haraway’s cyborgian feminism (in Dutch) on invitation by the public philosophy group Felix en Sofie at Perdu in Amsterdam (2019) is now accessible via Soundcloud. With this lecture, I addressed some of the basic tenets of Haraway’s work, and her critical situated knowledges politico-epistemology in particular, while focusing on the role of figurations, such as the cyborg, in her overall-critical new materialisms-anticipating-oeuvre.
#lecture #Haraway #newmaterialisms #FelixenSofie
Geerts, Evelien. 2019. “Donna Haraway’s cyborgian eco-feminism: A critical new materialist perspective” (in Dutch). Felix & Sofie event on the cyber philosophy of Haraway. Perdu. Amsterdam (NL)
New podcast: The Wellness Formula Sunday Service: on the work of Karen Barad. With Candice Jacobs
UK artist Candice Jacobs recently invited me to participate in her Wellness Formula podcast series to talk about the ethico-politics behind new materialisms and Karen Barad’s agential realist work. You can find the postcast here.
#podcast #newmaterialisms #diffraction #CandiceJacobs
Geerts, Evelien & Candice Jacobs, 2020. The Wellness Formula Sunday Service: on the work of Karen Barad. Podcast. Part of The Wednesday Wellness Formula installation by artist Candice Jacobs. Five Years Gallery London (UK)
New publication: “Ethico-onto-epistemology” (Philosophy Today)
I recently published a co-written piece in Philosophy Today-the whole special issue, titled “New Concepts for Materialism,” is now fully available online (open access!). To view this special issue, click here. The article, “Ethico-onto-epistemology,” which I co-wrote with Delphi Carstens (University of the Western Cape), argues for a transversal posthumanities-based pedagogy, rooted in an attentive ethico-onto-epistemology, and does so by reading the schizoanalytical praxes of Deleuzoguattarian theory alongside the work of various feminist new materialist scholars.
#publication #ethicoontoepistemology #newmaterialisms #philosophytoday
Geerts, Evelien & Delphi Carstens. 2019. “Ethico-Onto-Epistemology.” Philosophy Today. Special issue ‘Materialist Concepts.’ 63 (4): 915-925.
From the archive: “Re-vitalizing the American Feminist-Philosophical Classroom: Transformative Academic Experimentations with Diffractive Pedagogies” (Posthumanism and Higher Education)
In April 2019, I published a piece on posthumanist new materialist pedagogies, and my experiments with diffractive pedagogical tools in particular. This chapter furthermore touches upon the damaging impact of neoliberal reason on institutions of higher education, and my efforts as a teacher to help turn things around by re-vitalizing the classroom. After a critique of current neoliberal ‘borderline times’, I take the reader on a journey of diffractive re-imaginings in which I share some of my experiences of co-learning with undergraduates in an American feminist-philosophical classroom. My central argument is that the neoliberalism-induced crisis in education can be affirmatively counteracted through experimentations with various posthuman and new materialist theories, and the Harawayan-Baradian methodology of diffraction in particular.
#publication #fromthearchive #newmaterialisms #criticalpedagogy #posthumanpedagogy
Geerts, Evelien. 2019. “Re-vitalizing the American feminist-philosophical classroom. Transformative academic experimentations with diffractive pedagogical tools.” In Posthumanism and Higher Education: Reimagining Pedagogy, Practice and Research. Edited by Carol A. Taylor & Annouchka Bayley, 123-140. Palgrave Macmillan.
From the archive: “Materialist Philosophies Grounded in the Here And Now: Critical New Materialist Constellations & Interventions in Times Of Terror(ism)” (UC Santa Cruz dissertation)
In December 2019, I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation at UC Santa Cruz. For those that are interested, check out the longer abstract here.
This dissertation, located at the crossroads of Continental political philosophy, feminist theory, critical theory, intellectual history, and cultural studies, provides a critical cartography of contemporary new materialist thought in its various constellations and assemblages, while using diffractive theorizing to examine two Continental terror(ist) events. It is argued that such a critical cartography is not only a novel but also much needed undertaking, as we, more than almost two decades after the Habermas-Derrida dialogues on terror(ism), are in need of a Zeitgeist-adjusted conceptual framework, and, thus, a revitalization of philosophizing as such, that could lead to an analysis of the complex ontological, epistemological, and eco-ethico-political entangled aspects of global crises, and, specifically, terrorist events, the actual terror they produce, and the bio-/necropolitical repercussions they often engender.
#publication #fromthearchive #dissertation #newmaterialisms #philosophy #criticaltheory