NICA Core Program 2016-2017

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In the academic year 2016-17, NICA will offer three 6 EC courses: Cultural Studies Then and Now: Cultural Analysis and Disability; and Philosophy and the Critical and Decolonial Humanities

Wildness without Wilderness

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The Poiesis of Energy and Instability The Environmental Humanities in the Benelux at the EASLCE/BASCE 7th Biennial Conference in Brussels, 27 to 30 October 2016 While it is not (yet) possible to identify a specific national or regional environmental humanities approach, or a shared research agenda, we can discern some shared fields of interest. The…  Read more →

Unnecessary, Unwanted, and Uncalled-For

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ASCA International Workshop, March 28-30 | In this workshop we seek to interrogate the notion of uselessness in culture, politics and aesthetics both empirically and theoretically through four broad interconnected themes; the everyday, space, the body and objects. By approaching uselessness through these four themes, we zoom in on the four main factors that create utility, take it away again, and are at the receiving end of being classified as useless

Cross Media Seminar: Forms of Attention

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Research Seminar/Tutorial, 6 ECTS, Starting September 16 | The 2016/17 Cross Media Seminar will focus on the concept of attention in relation to media experience. The seminar will focus on the relation between the growing ubiquity, overlap and divergence between different media, and issues of politics, aesthetics and subjectivity.

Urban World Making

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Seminar, Tutorial, Starting September 30, 6 ECTS | We are interested in examining how processes of world-making feature in the production of urban environments and across creative, cultural and political practices under conditions of globalisation. In what ways are global processes bound up with lived experience and affective geographies? How is the imagination of world systems or global connectivity articulated in creative praxis? And which methods – including and extending beyond visualisation – can be used to track urban processes, relations or temporal flows?

Cultural Studies Then and Now

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NICA Course, Starting November 3, 6 ECTS | In this course, we will revisit the main genealogies and methodologies of Cultural Studies in relation to current developments, exploring the following five areas of contestation: conjuncture, politics, reality, interdisciplinarity, culture. How did Cultural Studies start out? What can it now be

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