July 11, 2018 from 12 :00-2:00 PM
The Political Futures Conference at the Institute for the Humanities (Oct 12-13 2018), co-organized with Anna Kornbluh (English) and Nasser Mufti (English), will explore and critique our current modes of imagining new affiliations, resource distributions, and institutions across a range of disciplines.
At this point, we are supplying a conference "reading list." The list is composed of illuminating texts that the organizers and participants collaboratively chose as a useful background for the conference discussions. Please see the reading list here, which also includes Rousseau's Second Discourse, to be discussed at the conference itself.
On July 11 at 12-2pm at the Institute for the Humanities at UIC, we will host a reading group on one of these texts, Arjun Appadurai's The Future as Cultural Fact (Verso, 2013).
Lunch will be provided.
Please register/rsvp for the lunch and to request a PDF of Appadurai's book at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come connect with colleagues and friends in a casual atmosphere to discuss this exciting and important book!