Costas Douzinas on “Resistance in dark times: Bio-politics, the state of exception, rights”

Dissent in Dark Times 2021: A Weekend of Critical Thought, Convened by Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities with London Review of Books

OSUN is delighted to announce we have sponsored tickets for Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ Dissent in Dark Times, a virtual event taking place on Saturday, March 6th and Sunday, 7th March 2021, in partnership with the London Review of Books.

The full program for this weekend of critical thought about our current times can be viewed here, but speakers include Jeremy Harding, Aviah Sarah Day, Hazel V. Carby, Omid Tofighian and Behrouz Boochani, Costas Douzinas, and John Lanchester.

Students and academics from anywhere in the world are invited to come together to listen, learn and contribute to a unique debate about the role of dissent in addressing the challenges of our contemporary world.

Speakers and Topics:

Saturday 6th March (times are GMT)
11.00 Jeremy Harding on “Pillars of Salt: Distancing has consequences for mental health”
12.30 Aviah Sarah Day on “Survived and Punished: How Criminal Justice Programmes are Criminalising Survivors of Domestic Violence”
16.00 Hazel V. Carby on “Black Futurities: Shape-shifting beyond the Limits of the Human”

Sunday 7th March
10.00 Omid Tofighian and Behrouz Boochani on “Representing/translating/transforming carceral-border violence: knowledge-resistance-existence within Australia’s border industrial complex”
11.00 Costas Douzinas on “Resistance in dark times: Biopolitics, the state of exception, rights”
15.00 John Lanchester on “‘Disruption’ in the writer’s life”