New Materialism: Embodiment, Matter, and Meaning
What began as a project of mutual support whilst reading Karen Barad's Meeting the Universe Halfway: The Entanglement of Matter and Meaning has grown into an online community that meets occasionally on livestreamed and video-archived Google+ hangouts to read and discuss theoretical and philosophical works collected around our theme of Embodiment and Materiality.
We read works from the classical,
medieval, and early modern
historical periods, as well as
Feminist, Marxist, and New Materialist
works of contemporary theory to try
to draw connections across
disciplines and throughout history,
always with an eye towards making
matter "legible" and "significant"
to us as scholars today.
At present, the group is on hiatus,
howeveri, if you would like to
convene another set of readings,
most of us are open to suggestions.