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