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Vicki Kirby: What if Culture was really Nature all along?



The renowned feminist theorist Vicki Kirby will discuss her ground-breaking ideas on nature, body and materiality in this three-hour workshop. Concentrating on her most recent book, Quantum Anthropologies: Life at Large (Duke, 2011), Professor Kirby will discuss some of the most provocative aspects of deconstruction. Revisiting Derrida's claims that there is 'no outside of text', Kirby argues that theories of cultural construction developed since the linguistic turn have inadvertently reproduced the very binaries they intend to question, such as those between nature and culture, matter and ideation, and fact and value.


1 - 4.00pm, Wednesday 19 September 2012


Seminar Room 3, John Scott Meeting House, La Trobe University, Bundoora

About the speaker  

VICKI KIRBY is in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales. She is the author of Telling Flesh: The Substance of the Corporeal (Routledge, 1997), Judith Butler: Live Theory (Continuum, 2006), and Quantum Anthropologies: Life at Large (Duke, 2011).

The workshop is convened by Associate Professor Alison Ravenscroft, English Program, La Trobe University: [email protected]

The workshop is free, but places are limited, and registration is essential. To register  please email: [email protected]

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