Guest Lecture by Kylie Crane, 3 Dec 20, 6-8 pm

Kylie Crane (Potsdam)

Concrete ruins

ruins made of concrete, or specific ruins; also processes of ruining caused by concrete


 Thursday, Dec 10, 6-8 pm | Zoom

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In this talk, I will bring the (media representation of the) Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh together with Tim Edensor’s urban explorations in Industrial Ruins. I draw on new materialist thought and postcolonial theory, together with Ann Laura Stoler’s ideas of ruin and ruination as well as Rob Nixon’s idea of slow violence, to think about ruin in an active sense, connecting otherwise seemingly disparate sites.

Kylie Crane is the author of the acclaimed book Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives (Palgrave, 2012). She teaches Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Potsdam. She was a Junioprofessor of Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Mainz-Germersheim (Germany). Starting 2021, she will hold the Chair of British and American Cultural Studies at the University of Rostock.