Lauren Berlant asks, "What if people were to take the opportunity to reimagine state/society relations such that the flourishing of reciprocity were differently constructed and assessed, and in which consumer forms of collectivity were not the main way people secure or fantasize securing everyday happiness?" This roundtable is devoted to positing answers to this question through an examination of the politics and pathways of eighteenth-century civil society, its commensurate models of 'the good life,' and/or its discontents. Multiple disciplinary viewpoints are welcomed.
About the Conference
This two-day conference, dedicated exclusively to Patricia Duncker's work, is the first of its kind. It aims to bring together an international group of scholars to explore the various aspects of Duncker's work and to facilitate a lively exchange between the author, her readers and critics.
InVisible Culture, Issue 19
This call for papers invites contributions to a themed issue of Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics that will introduce a "Special Focus" on Jewish cultural production and magical realism.