lambda nordica event
- Datum: 2017-05-09 kl 16:15 – 18:00
- Plats: Geijersalen
- Föreläsare: Jack Halberstam, Professor of English and Gender Studies, Columbia University
- Arrangör: lambda nordica, Centre for Gender Research, Queerseminariet, Uppsala forum
- Kontaktperson: Jenny Björklund
Zombie Humanism At The End of the World
In this presentation, I want to argue against new versions of humanism that seek life at all costs, that seek to extend life, prolong life, invest in the good life and that see death as the ultimate form of failure. This talk explores new dynamics between prolonged life for the wealthy and diminished opportunities for longevity for everyone else and in the process I articulate a version of the bio-political that produces living death in humans, animals and vegetable life. This new mode of ‘zombie biopolitics’ creates new balancing acts between bio- and necro- political regimes.