Bring your kit to class today!
Making and Non-Human Emergences
READINGS FOR EXPERIENCE SET 3: 2/3 of each book in any order you like
• Svedmark. 2016. Becoming Together and Apart. Linköping.
• Chen. 2012. Animacies. Duke.
• Marcus. 2015. Self Care for Activists. Mocana.
Thursday 16 March: affect: Chen
Thursday 23 March spring break: read some of all
Thursday 30 March: techno-emotions: Svedmark
Thursday 6 April: self-care: Marcus
Thursday 13 April <WORKSHOP 2> NON-HUMAN: DUE PROJECT & POSTER
for today you should have read 2/3 of Chen's Animacies, choosing parts to read in any order that you like. Be able to say why you chose what you did to read now.
NEXT WEEK is Spring Break!
get onto reading some of each of the books, Chen, Svedmark, Marcus with an eye to getting through 2/3 of each on the days we will investigate them.
FOLLOWING WEEK AFTER BREAK
notice that you should have read 2/3 of Svedmark
NOTICE THAT 13 APRIL IS ANOTHER WORKSHOP, LIKE THE ONE WE JUST DID!
your project will be due as well as a poster describing the process.
• also notice that WMST will be having an undergraduate research day and your project and poster may be appropriate to share then if you like! Date TBA: last couple of weeks of the term.
• also notice that if you want to show off a poster on Growing Social Justice you need to send in a proposal by 27 March. (I haven't seen the link for proposals yet, but there are guidelines for poster size and so on in the email I sent you.)
Thursday 16 March: affect: Chen
1) Attendance Portraits: Eva will take charge of these now.
2) WATCH VIDEO
3) WHILE MAKING SOMETHING WITH YOUR KIT THAT OPENS YOU UP TO WHAT YOU ARE HEARING AND WHAT YOU HAVE READ FOR TODAY
4) DISCUSSION: Who is Gutierrez?
Will Gutierrez Q&A with Professor Mel Chen
Contemporary Drama Working Group
Published on Dec 30, 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEExyXuGcOU
"After our September 17, 2014 reading of "Beautiful Monsters: A Hermaphrodite Love Story," playwright Will Gutierrez sat down with Prof. Mel Chen for an inspiring conversation about art-making, politics and life."
"Will Gutierrez is a writer in Oakland. His work draws upon both intimate autobiography and epic strangeness to honor the lives of hermaphrodites, of intersex people, Filipinos, tomboys and witches, queers, young folks, elders, family. His play Beautiful Monsters explores the theme of first love. Years in the writing, he began telling its story as an undergraduate in Cherríe Moraga’s drama classes." http://tdps.berkeley.edu/events/new-play-reading-series-beautiful-monsters-a-hermaphrodite-love-story/
5) How did this interview help you understand what Chen means by affect in the book?
AFFECT, read pp. 11-12: starting here:
"learning to be affected," p. 206 from:
• Latour. 2004. "How to Talk About the Body?" Body & Society 10(2-3): 205–229. DOI: 10.1177/1357034X04042943 PDF at: http://bruno-latour.fr/sites/default/files/77-BODY-NORMATIVE-BS-GB.pdf
inanimate affections (having learned to be affected and adding body parts and worldly affects): p. 278: from
• Chen. 2011. "Toxic Animacies, inanimate affections." GLQ 17(2–3): 265-286. DOI 10.1215/10642684-1163400 PDF at: http://985queer.queergeektheory.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Chen-Toxic-Animacies.pdf
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE WORK, Chen, p. 11:
TOXINS, Chen, p. 11:
QUEERED AND RACED ANIMACIES, Chen, p. 12: