Irony and Overidentification (Archive)



Seminar #4 - Wednesday 13th May 2009 

Work In Progress with Prof. Bonnie Honig
(introduced by Pil & Galia Kollectiv)

Prof. Bonnie Honig is Research Professor at ABF is also Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Political Science, at Northwestern, and appointed (by courtesy) at Northwestern Law School. 


Bonnie Honig's research covers political and legal theory, she has written on the cultural politics of immigration, conceptions of time and progress in political and legal thinking, discretion and emergency power, popular constitutionalism, and the politics of mourning. She is author of Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Cornell, 1993; awarded 1994 Scripps Prize for Best First Book in Political Theory), Democracy and the Foreigner (Princeton, 2001; the subject of an American Political Science Association theme panel in 2002,), and Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (Princeton, 2009). 

The work presented at this seminar was part of a larger research project on Sophocles' Antigone.

She has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Political Theory, Strategies, Boston Review, Social Text, Social Research, and Triquarterly Review, and has edited or co-edited: Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt (Penn State, 1995), Skepticism, Individuality and Freedom: The Reluctant Liberalism of Richard Flathman (Minnesota, 2002) and the Oxford Handbook of Political Thought (Oxford, 2006). Honig’s work has been translated into Japanese, Greek, German, Italian, Swedish and French. Honig has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, the Murphy Institute at Tulane University, the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and, most recently, the American Philosophical Society. 


Reading:

1. Sophocles - Antigone.
For a downloadable version go to MIT's internet classics archive: _http://classics.mit.edu/Sophocles/antigone.html 

2. Additional text by Prof Honig (to be circulated at a later date).

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Seminar #3 - 24th June, 2008
(introduced by 
Pil & Galia Kollectiv
)

Guest speaker:

  • Alexei Monroe (Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK, MIT 2005; pluralmachine.blogspot.com/)

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Seminar #2 - 13th February, 2008
(introduced by 
Pil & Galia Kollectiv
)

Speakers:

  • Steve Klee (PhD, Art, Goldsmiths)
  • Lisa Le Feuvre (Curator and Writer)
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Seminar #1 - 28th November, 2007
(introduced by Pil & Galia Kollectiv)

Reading: Soren Kierkegaard - The Concept of Irony 'Introduction' and 'For Orientation' section in Part Two, 'Irony as a Mastered Moment: The 'truth of Irony".

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