Mittwoch, 08. Oktober 2014, 18:00 - 20:00 iCal

Transgressing Difference

New Approaches to the Cultures of Knowledge

ÖAW Theatersaal
Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Donnerstag, 09. Oktober 2014, 09:15 - 19:30

Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014, 09:15 - 13:00

Eröffnung: 8. Oktober 2014, 18:00

Vorträge & Diskussionen: 9. und 10. Oktober 2014

LECTURE: 9. Oktober 2014, 18:00

Nikita Dhawan

Decolonizing the mind: Normative violence and epistemic change

The conference Transgressing Difference. New Approaches to the Cultures of Knowledge aims to put the logic of difference to the test. Binary difference has served as the basis of knowledge production in modernity and beyond, yet in attempting to characterize culturally situated knowledge production more accurately, interdisciplinary culture studies have pointed to the need to reexamine an epistemological practice that remains embedded within this originally Western logic of difference despite the postcolonial turn and the increasingly decentralized approach to knowledge production.

By investigating specific practices that transgress difference, the conference proposes alternative understandings of knowledge production that (1) take on perspectives of interchange and circulation, (2) focus on entangled spheres of knowledge, and (3) involve actors (intermediaries, go-betweens), media (artifacts, texts, images) as well as practices (interaction, encounter, translation).

The conference thus raises questions that are fundamental to current research into cultures of knowledge: What might the new approaches be that sufficiently allow for the transgression of difference? How do they function, how can they be formulated, and what additional value do they offer?

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Institut für Kulturwissenschaften und Theatergeschichte


Johannes Feichtinger
Kulturwissenschaften & Theatergeschichte