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讲座人Dr. Michael R. Griffiths



1.题目Humanism and Repetition


概要:How do we think the beginning of humanism and human rights? Humanism is often defined as originating in key moments of declarations of rights: the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen or the American Declaration of Independence for instance. But these declarations also excluded women and people of colour. This lecture thinks the temporality of humanism, human rights and their various potentials through the thought of Frederick Douglass, Frantz Fanon, Gilles Deleuze and Hortense Spillers, among others.

2.题目:Metalepsis and Inquiry in Short Fictions of Globalization


概要:The short story has increasingly become a medium for thematizing the experience of globalization. InAustralia, such prominent writers as Nam Le, Ali Alizadeh, and Maxine Beneba Clarke have embraced this form in order to paint transnational dislocation and the status of the local in a globalizing world. This paper focuses on techniques of metalepsis in these writers toshift the terrain of Jameson’s notion of “third world allegory,” and produce a particular articulation of what Homi K. Bhabha once called the relation between the “subject of inquiry,” and the subject of injury in the ethics of the cosmopolitical.

3.题目:Language and Lack in the Lacan/Derrida Debate


概要:This seminar-lecture will introduce key ideas in the thought of Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida around questions of language, signification and the role of lack in language.

讲座人概况:Michael R. Griffiths (PhDRiceUniversity, 2012) is Lecturer in English and Writing at theUniversityofWollongongand was Postdoctoral Fellow atColumbiaUniversityfrom 2012 to 2014. He has published inSettler Colonial Studies,Discourse, Postcolonial StudiesandPostmodern Cultureamongst other forumsand is the editor ofBiopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture(forthcoming, Ashgate 2016) and co-editor (with Bruno Cornellier) of a special issue ofSettler Colonial Studiestitled: “Globalising Unsettlement.”

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