[MGSA-L] Nov. 28, 4:15pm | Archive Trouble: Cultural responses to the Greek crisis

ks3061 at columbia.edu ks3061 at columbia.edu
Fri Nov 16 17:29:46 PST 2012

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and the Program  
in Hellenic Studies presents:

a talk by Dimitris Papanikolaou,
University Lecturer in Modern Greek Studies, University of Oxford, and  
Visiting Fellow, Remarque Institute, NYU.

Archive Trouble: Cultural responses to the Greek crisis
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:15pm
602 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University

Open to the public
Dimitris Papanikolaou engages with recent cultural work produced in  
Greece in the context of (and as a response to) the current economic  
and socio-political crisis – specifically, what can be seen as a  
‘turn to archive’ in recent site-specific performance and conceptual  
art produced in Greece. Even though not a new trend in global art, the  
‘turn to archive’ in Greece is taking a much more radical and more  
readily political dimension.

Combining reflections on archival poetics, biopolitics and precarity,  
while also taking theoretical cues from Derrida’s Archive Fever and  
Athens Still Remains, and Butler’s Gender Trouble, Papanikolaou argues  
that what we see emerging in Greece at the moment is a larger,  
conscious and embattled cultural politics of Archive Trouble. The  
lecture will include examples from recent Greek films, novels, and  
works of visual art and performance.

Katerina Stefatos
Program Coordinator,Program in Hellenic Studies
Classics Department,Columbia University
617 Hamilton Hall
New York, NY 10027
Tel: 212-851 0297
Fax: 212-854-7856
ks3061 at columbia.edu

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