Uprising 13/13 – Columbia University Seminar

The CCCCT series, organized by Bernard E. Harcourt and Jesús R. Velasco continues. After Foucault 13/13 and Nietzsche 13/13 the 2017/18 series Uprising 13/13 will explore 13 forms of uprising in the course of 13 Columbia seminars, which, as usual, will be recorded and live streamed. With an impressive list of speakers the seminar promises to – again – provide a space for collaborative critical thinking, “exploring modalities of disobedience, inservitude, revolt, social movement, or other forms of political contestation.”

The Seminar

“In politics,” Reinhart Koselleck writes at the end of his essay on the modern concept of revolution, “words and their usage are more important than any other weapon.” Perhaps. Or perhaps not. Perhaps the words, in the end, merely catch up with the things. Regardless, a central question arises: In an age that may be considered post-revolutionary (but that too is a question), how should we understand and theorize collective action and individual political engagement? This seminar seeks to answer that question through a sustained, critical examination of different contemporary forms of political uprisings.

The purpose of this seminar series, then, is to explore various modalities of disobedience, inservitude, revolt, social movement, or other forms of political contestation. Instead of including them all under the name of “revolution”—a term that has become conceptually and historically fraught—we are interested in considering how specific experiences and discourses articulate new forms of uprising or reformulate well-known ones. By focusing on this conceptual, historical and political problematic, we intend to shine a light on experiences and manifestations that take place at the local and at the global level, as well as at the subjective and the collective level. The idea is to articulate how critical political practice is expressed and understood today. Each session will focus on one form of uprising in relation to historical events, from modern revolutionary movements to the Arab Spring and the Dakota Access Pipeline. We will be addressing the questions on the basis of a range of archival and theoretical sources, and other media.

 

The Schedule

Revolution (Sept. 14, 2017)

Etienne Balibar, Columbia University

Simona Forti, Columbia University

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University

Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt and Jesús R. Velasco

Maison Française, Columbia University

(515 West 116th Street, Buell Hall)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Insurgency (Oct. 5, 2017)

Claire Fontaine artist collaborative

Claudia Pozzana (University of Bologna)

Alessandro Russo (University of Bologna)

Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt and Jesús R. Velasco

Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University

(116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; visit above for directions)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Uprising (Oct. 26, 2017)

Tariq Ali, author, London

Soha Bayoumi, Harvard University

Nada Moumtaz, University of Toronto

Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt and Jesús R. Velasco

Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia University

(410 West 117th Street, New York)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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#BlackLivesMatter (Nov. 9, 2017)

Keeanga-Yamattha Taylor (Princeton University)

Kendall Thomas (Columbia University)

Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt and Jesús R. Velasco

Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia University

(410 West 117th Street, New York)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Satyagraha (Nov. 30, 2017)

Banu Bargu (UC Santa Cruz)

Karuna Mantena (Yale University)

Uday Mehta (CUNY Graduate Center)

Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University)

Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt and Jesús R. Velasco

Maison Française, Columbia University

(515 West 116th Street, Buell Hall)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Revolt (Dec. 14, 2017)

Daniel Defert, editor of Michel Foucault

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (University of Illinois)

Judith Revel (Université Paris Nanterre)

John Rajchman (Columbia University)

Moderated by Bernard E. HarcourtDaniele Lorenzini, and Jesús R. Velasco

Casa Hispánica, Columbia University

(612 West 116th Street)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Disobedience (Jan. 9, 2018)

Frédéric Gros (University of Paris XII)

Sandra Laugier (Université Paris I)

Aurelie Vialette (Stony Brook University)

Jean Cohen (Columbia University)

Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia University)

Reinhold Martin (Columbia University)

Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt, Daniele Lorenzini, and Jesús R. Velasco

Columbia Global Center–Paris

(4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris 75006)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Breaking Silence (Jan. 18, 2018)

Seyla Benhabib (Yale University)

Robert Gooding-Williams (Columbia University)

Bryan Stevenson (Equal Justice Initiative) (invited)

Brandon Terry (Harvard University)

Moderated by Jelani Cobb (invited) and Bernard E. Harcourt

Riverside Church

(490 Riverside Drive, New York City)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Trouble (Feb. 1, 2018)

Zethu Matebeni (Institute for Humanities in Africa) (invited)

Sanford Biggers (Columbia University) (invited)

Katherine Franke (Columbia University)

Jack Halberstam (Columbia University)

Moderated by Patricia Dailey and Bernard E. Harcourt

Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University

(116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; visit above for directions)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Anti-imperialism (March 1, 2018)

Andrew Arato (New School)

Ivonne Del Valle (University of California Berkeley)

Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia University)

Juan Obarrio (Johns Hopkins University)

Mary Louise Pratt (New York University)

Moderated by Macarena Gómez-Barris and Bruno Bosteels

Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia University

(410 West 117th Street, New York)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Hacktivism (March 22, 2018)

Gabriella Coleman (McGill University)

Emmanuel Goldstein, publisher of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly (invited)

Simona Levi (XNET)

Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt and Denis Tennen

Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University

(116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; visit above for directions)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Standing Ground (April 12, 2018)

Toni Negri, philosopher

Julian Brave NoiseCat, author

Audra Simpson (Columbia University) (invited)

Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt and Nadia Urbinati

Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia University

(410 West 117th Street, New York)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Counterrevolution (April 26, 2018)

Malcolm Gladwell, author (invited)

Bernard E. Harcourt, Columbia University

Laleh Khalili, SOAS, University of London (invited)

Emmanuelle Saada, Columbia University

Massimiliano Tomba, University of California Santa Cruz

Moderated by Adam Tooze and Jeremy Kessler

Maison Française, Columbia University

(515 West 116th Street, Buell Hall)

6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

 

More Information:

The seminars will be open to all. If you are interested in attending, please inform us by sending an email explaining your interest to Anna Krauthamer at ak4035@columbia.edu.

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