Eloquent Natures, Ecofeminism, & Posthuman Materialities Footnotes

Our Winter Lectures series kickstarted with a wonderful double guest lecture by Dr. Başak Ağin and Şafak Horzum. Başak kickstarted proceedings with a rhizomatic talk, which spiraled out of debates between ecofeminism and materialist feminisms. Talking about the problem of critique, and favouring the concept of diffraction, Başak argued for thinking about ecofeminism as a form of new materialism, suggesting that oneness doesn’t necessarily mean sameness. Şafak followed with a talk about posthuman bodies as eloquent story-telling bodies, arguing for a deconstruction of the credibility of of the written word in favour of the concept of matter-text.

The ways may vary but the road is one

Rumi

Session Recording:

Footnotes:

Below is a selection of texts talked about throughout the session:

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson,  Staring: How We Look (UK: Oxford University Press, 2009)
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Staring: How We Look (UK: Oxford University Press, 2009)
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)
İnsandan Başka Öyküler (More Than Human Tales) (Transnational Press London, 2021)
İnsandan Başka Öyküler (More Than Human Tales) (Transnational Press London, 2021)
Fiction as Method, ed. by Jon K Shaw and Theo Reeves-Evison (Sternberg Press, 2017)
Fiction as Method, ed. by Jon K Shaw and Theo Reeves-Evison (Sternberg Press, 2017)

Başak Ağin, ‘Gothic Ecocritical Analysis of Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (2020)

Benjamin Boysen, ‘The Embarrassment of Being Human’ (2018)

What’s Next?

Join us online on February 1st 1-3pm when we will be joined by network member Christopher Griffin, who will be discussing New Labour, Neoliberalism, and the Multicultural Zeitroman

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