Vulnerable academic performances
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
In this presentation we would like to reflect on the experience of being a feminist philosopher in the context of Polish Academia. The starting point for our reflections would be our joint project "Feminist New Materialism” that was developed as a part of "Patterns Lectures” programme supported by ERSTE Foundation and WUS Austria and took place in academic year 2014/15 in the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw. Departing from this experience, we aim at providing a material analysis of being a young, feminist academic in Poland. On the one hand, we would like to diagnose and sketch the main power structures tendencies (i.e. neoliberal university in late capitalism, gender backlash, precariousness of early stage researchers, health issues influencing academic performances, phobia against inter/cross/transdisciplinary researches and researchers, establishing frames of "legitimate philosophy/science” versus "intellectual marsh”). Shared bodily vulnerability and "somatechnics of swallowing” to useNikki Sullivan’s term, emerge from our reflections attesting to the urgent need to rethink the way academia is organized (and this exceeds the Polish context). How to address this shared bodily vulnerability in academia? How to shape teaching/learning processes anew? How to organize institutional collaboration (students-academics-university administration)? To answer those questions we would use our concept of "stigmergic politics” and "com(mon)passion” – notions that take their inspiration in new materialist philosophy
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
academy, neoliberalism, precariousness, "stigmergic politics", "com(mon)passion"
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131310OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-131310DiVA: diva2:970485
New Materialist Politics and Economies of Knowledge Maribor, Slovenia, October 2-4, 2015
ProjectsCOST Action IS1307