CFP: Except Asia: Except Asia: Agamben’s Work in Transcultural Perspective


International Conference
Conference Date: June 25-27, 2013

Organized by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, with the participation of Institut d’Etudes Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

Simone Bignall (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Joyce C. H. Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Brett Neilson (University of West Sydney, Australia)
Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Naoki Sakai (Cornell University, USA)
Marcelo Svirksy (University of Wollongong, Australia)
*Other speakers to be confirmed

Over the past several decades, Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s work has attracted a growing amount of interest spanning a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences, including philosophy, literary theory, political philosophy, migration studies, security studies, geography, social and cultural studies of science and medicine, etc. The increasing recognition accorded to Agamben’s oeuvres has more recently resulted in the beginning of a serious dialogue about the transcultural aspects of his work, particularly with regard to the epistemological legacy of colonization, state-building, and revolution in the non-Western world. This conference aims to explore the enormous transversal potential of Agamben’s work by staging its transdisciplinary and transcultural dimensions. It is open to non-specialists (specialization defined here in relation to both Asia and Agamben) from any discipline interested in the mix and mutation of Asia and Agamben as a platform for transcultural investigation.

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Chun-yen Chen
Department of English
National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei, Taiwan
Email: chunyenchen AT