A Renaissance-era painting depicting a town square filled with people selling or carrying goods

May 6, 2020 — Special Session — Thinking the Pandemic: Part I with Chris Connery and Massimiliano Tomba

A number of scholars have recently written about the current pandemic, taking up questions of sovereignty and biopolitics in different ways. We will read and discuss some short pieces by Alain Badiou, Bifo Berardi, Byung-Chul Han, and Bruno Latour. Chris Connery and Max Tomba will start the conversation off with presentations on some of the readings. Please do the readings beforehand.

May 6, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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On the Epidemic Situation” by Alain Badiou
Beyond the Breakdown” by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi
We cannot surrender reason to the virus” by Byung-Chul Han
What protective measures can you think of so we don’t go back to the pre-crisis production model” by Bruno Latour

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