BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//eluceo/ical//2.0/EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:6f1320d81b47b4951a7dd3c040642db0 DTSTAMP:20240525T212533Z SUMMARY:Vortrag von Bonnie Honig: »›We are gathered here today‹ – Pe rformativity and Contagion from Eve Sedgwick and J.L. Austin to Hortense S pillers and Patricia Williams« DESCRIPTION:In Euripides’ Bacchae\, the 2015 film The Fits\, and John Raw ls’ A Theory of Justice (1970)\, refusal is contagious. But each represe nts a different model of contagion. In the Bacchae\, refusal breaks out al l-at-once\; in The Fits\, a contagion passes through a community in a sequ ence\, which allows it to mutate as it travels\; and in A Theory of Justic e\, refusal is a contagion that turns out to be isolable. In each of these examples\, efforts to contain the contagion are made via »deformatives« \, Eve Sedgwick’s term for Austinian performative utterances that are\, she says\, »uniquely contagious«. Might that contagion be reworked for d emocratic theory? Deformatives shame or stigmatize gender queerness which\ , Sedgwick argues\, is marginalized by Austin’s focus on the »I do« of the straight couple as an exemplary performative in How To Do Things with Words. I read Austin differently\, noting his repeated and neglected turn not just to the couple but also to the crowd\, which is gathered and disp ersed by a bull that may be about to charge. This is the first of three co unterexamples explored here that may summon a democratic theory of contagi on: each isolates\, mutates or emancipates a contagion.\nThe lecture is pa rt of the workshop »Resistibility\, Interruption\, Refusal. Agonistic Sub jectivity and Feminist Politics«. If you want to attend the workshop\, pl ease register until January 13th ( \nThe le cture will also be streamed on YouTube. URL: -are-gathered-here-today-performativity-and-contagion-from-eve-sedgwick-an d-j-l-austin-to-hortense-spillers-and-patricia-williams.html DTSTART:20230123T190000 DTEND:20230123T190000 LOCATION:Institut für Sozialforschung END:VEVENT BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/Berlin BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:20230123T190000 TZNAME:CET TZOFFSETTO:+0100 TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE END:VCALENDAR