In the midst of our ever-expanding collective crisis, XE invites members of the NYU faculty to discuss how their intellectual and pedagogical practice has evolved in response.
This first installment of the XE Questionnaire series will be led by Professor Nadja Millner-Larsen and feature guest speaker Marita Sturken, Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at Steinhardt, NYU. Associate Director Lori Cole will make introductory remarks.
“Questionnaires are an obvious form of the pseudodialogue that is becoming obsessively used in all the psychotechniques of integration into the spectacle so as to elicit people’s happy acceptance of passivity under the crude guise of “participation” and pseudoactivity. Taking such an incoherent, reified form of questioning as a point of departure, however, enables us to express precise positions. These positions are not really “answers,” because they don’t stick to the questions; they reply by posing new questions that supersede the old ones. Thus, real dialogue could begin after these responses.”
-Internationale Situationniste #9 (August 1964)
Join via the Zoom meeting link here: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/96149873383
10/15/2020: Marita Sturken, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, NYU Steinhardt
11/30/202: Emily Apter, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, NYU GSAS
*More dates TBA