Upcoming Events & Announcements
Overlay of Detroit Money Transfer Map from William Bunge's book, Fitzgerald: Geography of a Revolution
Overlay map from William Bunge,
Fitzgerald: Geography of a Revolution
In this talk, Cindi Katz (Geography, CUNY Graduate Center) looks at the accomplishments, failures, and fables of the Detroit Geographical Expedition and Institute, a project of radical geography in the late 1960s.

She uses the Expedition as an example of “minor theory” and practice, where minor theory functions as a way of doing theory differently, of working from the inside out, of fugitive moves and emergent practices interstitial with “major” productions of knowledge.

To “do” minor theory is to refuse mastery and to make conscious use of displacement so that new subjectivities, spatialities, and temporalities might be marked and produced in spaces of betweenness that reveal the limits of the major as it is transformed along with the minor.

Friday, January 27
3:30 pm, Curtin 175

Brown bag lunch discussion
Friday, January 27
12 noon Curtin 939
Reading: Cindi Katz, "Accumulation, Excess, Childhood: Toward a Countertopography of Risk and Waste"



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C21 invites proposals for papers and presentations for our Spring 2017 conference, The Big No, to be held April 27-29, 2017. Deadline for proposals is February 1, 2017.

What does “no” say? Who and what says “no?”

No’s eruptive force transforms the argumentative landscape. From two-year old children to mature nation-states, the interruptive immediacy of naysaying can occur at surprising and inconvenient moments. From Thoreau to Gandhi to Marcuse, the will to nothing has provided a source of individual and collective creation.

“No” can be a language of protest and overcoming. Its power operates across lines of disciplines and ideology, across modes of writing and the refusal to write. Negation can resist or avoid authority, or can identify and highlight forces which insist on forms of complicity and agreement.

Confirmed speakers include Joshua Clover, Katerina Kolozova, François Laruelle, Ariana Reines, and Frank B. Wilderson III.

Details, and application instructions, for submitting proposals for The Big No



Curtin Hall in Spring
C21’s Spring 2017 calendar of events continues our annual theme of Naysaying. Cindi Katz (CUNY), Catherine Lutz (Brown), and Camille Robcis (Cornell) will be addressing naysaying from the perspectives of Geography, Anthropology, and History, respectively.

Also on the schedule is a visit from historian Daniel T. Rodgers (Princeton), author of The Age of Fracture, through the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program.

We are again sponsoring the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC), whose theme for 2017 is MOSAIC. Keynote speakers include Jason W. Moore (Sociology, Binghamton University) and Margaret Rhee (Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon).

Our year of Naysaying concludes with our annual conference at the end of April—The Big No—with a strong lineup of speakers, including plenaries Joshua Clover, Katerina Kolozova, François Laruelle, Ariana Reines, and Frank B. Wilderson III.

All C21 events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you at one, or more, of our events!

C21 Spring 2017 Calendar of Events

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