Jacqueline Rose in discussion with Galit Eilat and Erden Kosova.
One of the main focal points of Jacqueline Rose’s writing has been the historical misogyny and asymmetric social conditions inflicted on women. Her recent book Women in Dark Times takes this focus on the tragic and creative biographies of famous women in history and merges it with a more contemporary framework in which she explores the lives of three women who have been victims of ‘honour killing’ and the works of three contemporary artists who deal with the global condition of women today. Rose will investigate the questions about the extent which our present time differentiates itself from previous historical conditions.
Jacqueline Rose is Co-Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the London Critical Theory Summer School. She is internationally known for her writing on feminism, psychoanalysis, literature and the politics and ideology of Israel-Palestine. Her books include The Haunting of Sylvia Plath (1991), States of Fantasy (1996), The Question of Zion (2005), The Last Resistance (2007), Proust Among the Nations – from Dreyfus to the Middle East (2012), the novel Albertine (2001), Women in Dark Times (2014) and most recently Mothers – An Essay in Love and Cruelty. Her new book, On Violence and On Violence Against Women will be published early next year.
From the series:
ART IN DARK TIMES
Curated by Erden Kosova and Galit Eilat
The current pandemic paralysis of world societies has changed the definition of the term of ‘‘crisis’’ irreversibly, reinforcing the sense of deepening tectonic changes in relation with the inner structuring of our contemporary societies and the destruction of nature under capitalism.
Yet, the appeal to the term of ‘‘crisis’’ decade has already escalated along with successive complications within the political sphere: the turbulence of state sovereignty, the unravelling of basic premises of secularisation by the hands of new and traditional ideological movements, the rise of historical revisionism erasing past crimes to open up for new ones, increasing appeal to misogyny, majoritarian politics and authoritarianism, catastrophic consequences of hyper-consumption and conversely, undeclared resurgence of human slavery.
The series of talks framed as ART IN DARK TIMES will try to trace the ways in which artistic and cultural practices (curatorial projects, academic texts, activist campaigns, video and films) have been responding to these antagonising complications. Relating to the specific conflicts of their own burdened geographies, the invited guests will examine the interconnected and global character of these shifting grounds. The program of the series was conceived last autumn and adapted recently to the current pandemic circumstances.
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Gefördert durch den Bezirkskulturfonds des Bezirksamt Mitte in Berlin