“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wellek Lectures: The Topics


Graham has been writing about OOO and politics a bit, via Latour.

In these lectures I shall develop my thoughts about an ecological polity to come that is object-oriented.

In some recent talks I've begun to elaborate this. Thanks very much to anthropologist extraordinaire Dominic Boyer, and indirectly to the Best Party. He works with them a lot. At some point I'm going there to do the same. Iceland I mean. Hopefully summer 2015.

Dominic is also head of our ecology and humanities institute here, under whose auspices Graham and then Marina Zurkow came.

I'm tremendously inspired by this Wellek lecture invitation to have been able to think an eco-OOO politics. Thanks again to the very kind and generous people at Irvine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the name of the object
and of ecology
and of feminism--amen :)