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Thinking Otherwise: Sustained Consideration in a Climate of Immediacy

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Speaker:

Chanelle Adams, Editor of Bluestockings Magazine | Ralph E. Rodriguez, Brown University, Associate Professor of American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and English

Date:

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location:

Pigott Hall (260), Room 216

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Lecture

Thinking Otherwise: Sustained Consideration in a Climate of Immediacy

Chanelle Adams, Editor of Bluestockings Magazine (http://www.bluestockingsmag.com)
Ralph E. Rodriguez, Brown University, Associate Professor of American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and English
 
Friday November 13th
12:30 pm
Pigott Hall (260), Room 216
 

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We like. We tweet. We shareBut do we really think?
In this dialogue, Adams and Rodriguez will discuss the constraints and possibilities of thinking in an era of immediacy. As the classroom, activism and writing increasingly demand an ethos of rapid knowing, Adams and Rodriguez are interested in what it looks like to not know – yet. How is today's culture of snap-back online dialogue changing how we think and relate to each other? How do we work with rather than eschew difficult issues? As teachers of the humanities, how do we find space to "consider"? To what extent does "snapping back" come at the cost of authentic discourse? 

 
Backround Reading: 
"Snapping Back, Slowing Down. The Feminist Think Piece Industrial Complex," by Chanelle Adams:
http://www.fvckthemedia.com/issue61/snapping-back
"Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable," by Ngoc Loan Tran
http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/2013/12/calling-less-disposable-way-holding-accountable/
"Why I Use Trigger Warnings," by Kate Manne
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/opinion/sunday/why-i-use-trigger-warnings.html?_r=1
"The Illusion of Safey," by Roxanna Gay
(see attachment)

 
 
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