【Upcoming Event】Post Global Futures
Post Global Futures
Wednesday, 23th April, 2014
Collaboration Room 2, 4F, Building 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
The name for the process we call “Globalization” came into being in the early 1990s, while the process itself came into being earlier. How much earlier, however, is a matter of great debate and obsession. One function of this debate over the origins of globalization is to distract us from speculating about what might come after globalization. In this seminar we will consider the possibilities and limitations of thinking (and making) a post global future. Departing from this contradiction--of speculating on a radically different future from the enclosure of the present situation--Eric Cazdyn will revue his past and present work ranging from film, Marxism, psychoanalysis, Buddhism and architecture.
Professor Eric Cazdyn
Eric Cazdyn is Distinguished Professor of Aesthetics and Politics at the University of Toronto, where he teaches courses on critical and cultural theory, psychoanalysis, globalization, and modern Japan. He is the author of The Already Dead (Duke, 2012), After Globalization (with Imre Szeman, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), The Flash of Capital (Duke, 2002); and editor of Trespasses (Duke, 2010) and Disastrous Consequences (SAQ, 2007). He recently completed a manuscript on the problem of praxis (the relation between theory and practice) within psychoanalysis, Buddhism, and Marxism. Cazdyn is currently in Japan conducting research in relation to a Mellon Foundation Fellowship.