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230. The Presidential Forum: Vulnerable Times

Saturday, 10 January, 10:15 a.m.–12:00 noon, Sheraton IV–V, Sheraton Chicago

Presiding: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia Univ.

Speakers: Ariella Azoulay, Brown Univ.; Judith Butler, Univ. of California, Berkeley; David L. Eng, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Rob Nixon, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Diana Taylor, New York Univ.

Session Description:

The forum will theorize dimensions of vulnerability that can be mobilized to think toward social change. Speakers will probe key sites defining vulnerable times: embodiment, poverty, climate, and the condition of being unequally governed, as well as resistance and reparation. Can vulnerability—shared or socially manufactured—be claimed as a space of interdependence, solidarity, and activism?


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  • Comparative Literature – General

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