Friday, 10 January, 10:15 a.m.–12:00 noon, Sheraton IV–V, Sheraton Chicago
Presiding: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia Univ.
Speakers: Ariella Azoulay, Brown Univ.; Judith Butler, Univ. of California, Berkeley; David L. Eng, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Rob Nixon, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Diana Taylor, New York Univ.
The forum will theorize dimensions of vulnerability that can be mobilized to think toward social change. Speakers will probe key sites defining vulnerable times: embodiment, poverty, climate, and the condition of being unequally governed, as well as resistance and reparation. Can vulnerability—shared or socially manufactured—be claimed as a space of interdependence, solidarity, and activism?
Comparative Literature – General