STRP Book Club 'Staying with the Trouble'

English spoken

Read Donna J. Haraway's 'Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene’ with us.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, STRP reads the work of multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway. She offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants, including viruses. Some of you might be familiar with Haraway’s most famous text ‘The Cyborg Manifesto’ or of the concept of 'making kin in the Chthulucene’, but some of you might not yet have read 'Staying with the Trouble’ (2016) from a-z. Now’s the perfect time to do so.

Note: English spoken!

With our book club we can pause, think and discuss Haraway's ideas together

You can read the book at your own pace an in your own time. We will meet online to discuss the book on Thursday 23 April 2020 from 19:30 - 21:00.

If you want to join the reading group, please send an email to nadine@strp.nl before April 6. We aim to keep the reading group small, so there is enough space for an in depth discussion. First come = first served.

Staying with the Trouble

About 'Staying with the Trouble’

In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices. The Chthulucene, Haraway explains, requires sym-poiesis, or making-with, rather than auto-poiesis, or self-making. Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking that would provide the means to building more livable futures. Theoretically and methodologically driven by the signifier SF—string figures, science fact, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative fabulation, so far—Staying with the Trouble further cements Haraway's reputation as one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.

Datum
& Tijd

  • 23 apr.
    19:30 – 21:00