Readings and Future Meeting Dates

Location: ART 276 Time: 1:30-3:00PM

Dec 6: Reproduction, Violence and Infrastructure

Murphy, Michelle (2013), “Distributed Reproduction, Chemical Violence, and Latency.” S & F Online 11 (3). 

Davis, Heather (2015), “Toxic Progeny: The Plastisphere and Other Queer Futures.” philoSOPHIA 5(2), 231-250.

Jan 10: Science, Kinship, Plants

Kimmerer, Robin (2017). “Learning the Grammar of Animacy.” Anthropology of Consciousness 28(2): 128-34.

Schiebinger, Londa (2004). “Exotic Abortifacients.” Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World. Harvard UP

Feb 7: Horizontal Gene Transfer and Environmental Epigenetics

Helmreich, S. (2003). “Trees and seas of information: Alien kinship and the biopolitics of gene transfer in marine biology and biotechnology.” American Ethnologist30(3), 340-358.

Clare, Stephanie. (2019). “Reimagining Biological Relatedness: Epigenetics and Queer Kin” Signs 45(1): 51-73.

March 13: Re-reading Darwin, Sexual Selection

Grosz, E. (2011). “Darwin and the Split between Natural and Sexual Selection.”  Becoming Undone: Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics, and Art. Duke University Press.

Sellberg, K. (2019). The ‘Turns’ of Feminist Time: Evolutionary Logic, Life and Renewal in ‘New Materialist’ Feminist Philosophy. Australian Feminist Studies34(99), 93-106.

April 3: Kinship and Overpopulation

Clarke, A. E., & Haraway, D. J. (Eds.). (2018). Making Kin Not Population. Prickly Paradigm Press.