Cassandra as a metaphor and as a mythical figure

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and art theorist Artworks: Max Klinger 1857-1920: Kassandra 1895. Hamburger Kunsthalle; Ajax and Cassaandra, Louvre G458, Eretria Painter, ca. 425–420 BC. From Gravina in Puglia, Botromagno. Stored in the Pomarici Santomasi Foundation in Gravina in Puglia. In Greek mythology, which was the backbone of free thought in the ancient world, the figure of Cassandra is very symbolic. Greek transition from the mythical to the philosophical thought had different effects on the amplitude of the entire modern world. Myths alive today but why Cassandra is still so interesting? Her character is not a myth only, it`s…
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MIGRATION/REPRESENTATION/ STEREOTYPES

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS: MIGRATION/REPRESENTATION/ STEREOTYPES organized by the department of theatre, university of ottawa; the department of modern languages and literatures, university of ottawa the centre for public history, carleton university   28-30 april 2017, university of ottawa, ottawa, ontario (canada)   The organizing committee: Dr. Yana Meerzon, University of Ottawa Dr. David Dean, Carleton University Dr. Daniel McNeil, Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative, Carleton University Dr. Sylvain Schryburt, University of Ottawa  Dr. Natalia Vesselova, University of Ottawa     The omnipresence of stereotypes in the age of global migration is increasingly evident both at the level…
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CFP parallax: Performative Afterlife

Call for Contributions parallax special issue: “Performative Afterlife” If the significance of a work of art or literature shifts according to the itinerary of its transformative re-iterations across time, space and media, so must the terms of its analysis. For many years, a number of important developments in fine art practice, the history of art, and performance studies have been linked, at least implicitly, by a vigorous interrogation of the status of (art)works and identities, traditionally conceived of as stable or objectifiable. This issue of parallax seeks to explore this ongoing reflexion, unfolding across a number of disciplines, academic and…
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More news about Turkey

 American leaders of whatever party have been shameless in using jihadists for their purposes, financing them, training them. The Americans deny being involved in the Turkish coup despite being deeply entrenched in that Nato country with a military base there for themselves and Israel. The Americans have been harbouring a man called Gulen a screaming jihadist who is wanted in Turkey for terrorism. Apparently he lives in luxury and his life is carefully protected by the US as he, who has his supporters in Turkey, is a useful figure on the chessboard of regime change. Turkey has been asking for…
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Last Train – HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Hay-on-Wye 31st May 2016

Last Train - a thought thriller a play of voices by Fred Dalmasso & John Schad - based on John Schad’s 2007 book Someone Called Derrida HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Hay-on-Wye 31st May 2016 https://howthelightgetsin.iai.tv/events/last-train-to-oxford-2309 Someone called Jacques Derrida, the philosopher, someone called him on the phone, someone who was dead.  A mystery, he thought, a mystery that begins in 1968 when Derrida visits Oxford and there he dies, several times.  Murder, he thought. So too thought another man, an Oxonian dying of dementia in 1996.  And so we investigate, not just the Oxford of the 1960s but the Oxford of the 1930s…
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Greetings!

Very interested to learn of the work of your community. My colleague and friend Chiara Cappelletto and I are currently teaching (with the artist David Levine) an experimental grad seminar at Princeton that engages many of the questions that I think are of interest to the "Performance Philosophy" cohort.  The class deals with the relationship between pedagogy and theatricality.  There is a website that summarizes the work in progress: https://enactedthought.wordpress.com ; It is exciting to me to discover that there is a significant research body working on similar issues, and I look forward to learning more from all of you about…
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CFP: The Arts of Logistics

CFP: “The Arts of Logistics” Call for Papers Proposals due 22 Feburary Queen Mary University of London 3-4 June 2016 Keynote Presentations: Deborah Cowen (University of Toronto) and Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, University of London) The so-called “logistics revolution” and its attendant technologies have made possible capitalism’s reproduction and restructuring over the past half century. Among other things, logistics sped up the loading and unloading of ships and helped establish the “global factory,” thereby drastically reducing the labor time required to produce and circulate commodities. This allowed capitalism to expand its economies of scale and relocate manufacturing to wherever worker militancy and…
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Call For Proposals: Words & [ ] — a Durational Conference of Art & Thought

Hey Everyone!  We are very very very excited about a 56-hour Durational Conference that The School of Making Thinking is hosting at a major Contemporary Arts Center in Montreal called The Darling Foundry.  We are looking for unusual/experimental proposals that performatively explore the fissures between making and thinking.  Deadline is Feburary 15th. Read more: Call for Proposals: Words & [     ] — a Durational Conference of Art & Thought
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