23 March 2015 from 09:30 to 13:00

Symposium 'Bodies, Borders, Archives: Spaces of Knowledge Contestation and Affective Transactions'

David Bate, Shattered Intention - courtesy of the artist
David Bate, 'Shattered Intention' - courtesy of the artist

This one-day symposium investigates a variety of spaces - historical archives, online image repositories, geographical zones marked by conflict - that are marked by more or less visible and formalised lines of separation, difference, and division. Along and across these lines, the contestation of established fields of knowledge and formation of new ones take place simultaneously with affective transactions between people, objects, and histories. The aim of the symposium is to trace how feminist/queer/postcolonial theories account for these processes.


  • Ann Cvetkovich (University of Texas, Austin): 'Archival Turns and Queer Affective Methods'
  • Marta Zarzycka (Utrecht University): 'Showing Corpses: Images of the Dead in War Reporting'
  • Luisa Gandolfo (University of Aberdeen): 'Balancing Power: Transactions and Negative Reciprocity in the Transition Zone'
Start date and time
23 March 2015 09:30
End date and time
23 March 2015 13:00