[csaa-forum] symposium 'A Future Humanities' with C. Malabou and others

Dimitris Vardoulakis dimitris.vardoulakis at arts.monash.edu.au
Fri Jun 27 11:42:07 CST 2008

A Future Humanities: An International Colloquium

   * 16 July 2008
   * 3.00 - 6.00 pm
   * Link Theatre, S Building, Level 2, Caulfield Campus
   * Event Inquiries: Gail Ward, Phone: +61 3 990 52208
     <mailto:Gail.Ward at arts.monash.edu.au>

A Colloquium organised by the Centre for Comparative Literature and 
Cultural Studies, Monash University.

Chaired by Andrew Benjamin (Monash University). Speakers: Howard Caygill 
(Goldsmiths College), Catherine Malabou (Université Paris), Graeme 
Turner (University of Queensland), Pauline Nestor (Monash University), 
Martin McQuillan (University of Leeds). The Colloquium will be opened by 
Professor Rae Frances, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

The Colloquium will look at the position of the Humanities within the 
University today. At the same time as the structure of research 
operative within the sciences is applied to the Humanities, economic 
models more appropriate to commercial enterprises are being used to 
regulate their overall funding. While there have been important and at 
times radical transformations within the Humanities these developments 
are not in synch automatically with these external transformations 
within the academic world.

The aim of this International Colloquium will be to think through 
possible futures for the Humanities. Given their overall development, 
equally given the pressure to which they have been subjected, the 
question to be addressed is straightforward: What does a defence of the 
Humanities involve today?


Dimitris Vardoulakis
School of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Communications and Media Studies
Building 11
Monash University
Clayton, Vic, 3800

Tel: +61 3 9905 2442
Fax: + 61 3 9905 2135

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