Jodi Dean is Media@McGill Beaverbrook visiting scholar this winter. She will be visiting us in February and will give a public talk on 11 February, 5h30pm, W215. (map) The talk is a collaboration between Media@McGill and the AHCS speaker series.
Title: 'Whatever Blogging'
Abstract: Giorgio Agamben has introduced the idea of whatever being as a tag for a contemporary mode of belonging unbound by the inscriptions of disciplinary identity. Some agree that this mode could herald a better coming community. Linking whatever being to appearances of whatever in networked communications and positioning it within a brief history of the interconnections between media and identity, I argue that whatever being is the wrong model for a subject capable of left political practice and opposition.