Event Date: 
11.29.18 to 12.01.18

Reading Matters Conference

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Thursday, November 29 – Saturday, December 1, 2018

Reading Matters calls on an interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars to respond to contemporary political problems in their many social, textual, material, and embodied manifestations by considering reading as a collaborative, engaged and generative practice. In reflecting on why and how reading matters, participants will consider the influence of new media and the digital humanities on reading, and the viable encounters between the humanities, the creative and applied arts, and the natural sciences.

Thursday, November 29th: 4:30-7:30pm - Film Screening and Discussion
Friday, November 30th: 9:30am-6:00pm - Panel Presentations
Saturday, December 1st: 10:00am-6:00pm - Panel Presentations

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Karen Barad, UC Santa Cruz 
Jane Bennett, Johns Hopkins University
Eduardo Cadava, Princeton University
Angela Creager, Princeton University
Raviv Ganchrow, Institute of Sonology, University of the Arts, The Hague
Jack Halberstam, Columbia University
Donna Haraway, UC Santa Cruz
Stefan Helmreich, MIT 
Sanford Kwinter, Pratt Institute + University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Katrin Pahl, Johns Hopkins University 
Gayle Salamon, Princeton University
Deberati Sanyal, UC Berkeley
Patricia J. Williams, Columbia Law School

Film Screening
The documentary film Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival will be screened as part of the conference, followed by a skype discussion between Donna Haraway and Angela Creager.

This event is free and open to the public. As space is limited, however, we recommend registering at https://readingmatters.princeton.edu/registration to secure your spot. Please email readingmatters@princeton.edu for questions/comments.

The Reading Matters Project is a collaboration between the Department of Comparative Literature and School of Architecture at Princeton University.