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Postures of Refusal (Prof. Bonnie Honig, Brown University)

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HSSB 6020 (McCune Room)
Postures of Refusal: From Antigone to Kaepernick
How do the postures of our bodies communicate citizens’ dissidence or conformity, non-compliance or care? When Kaepernick kneels, Black Lives Matter lie down in the streets, soldiers stand at attention, and we all speak of moral fortitude as having a spine or showing spine, are these mere dramatizations and harmless metaphors? Or might they tell us something about the gendering of moral conscience? This talk will look at the significance of posture of obedience and disobedience in a variety of texts, from Sophocles’ Antigone” to Euripides’  “Bacchae,” from speeches/interviews by Muhammad Ali to photographs of Colin Kaepernick.

Details

Date:
November 28
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Website:
http://www.criticalissues.ucsb.edu/current

Venue

HSSB 6020 (McCune Room)
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Website:
http://www.history.ucsb.edu/ccws/news/event/316

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