CFP: Specialists: Passions and Careers (extended - collection Professional Development for Academics)
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This conference is jointly organised by the Asian Urbanisms Cluster at the Asia Research Institute; National University of Singapore; and in collaboration with the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), The Netherlands.
This interdisciplinary conference brings together research on environmental disasters in Asia to illuminate questions of disaster justice from historical and contemporary perspectives. As all disasters occur in political space, disaster justice is situated in spheres of governance and in the context of Asia’s rapidly urbanizing societies that are increasingly impacted by the advent of the Anthropocene, namely, the destructive human transformations of nature that are significant drivers of environmental disasters.
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting:
‘While we talk, the sun is getting older. It will explode in 4.5 billion years.’
Jean François Lyotard, ‘Can Thought Go on Without a Body?’
‘living on can mean a reprieve or an afterlife, “life after life” or life after death, more life as more than life, and better; the state of suspension in which it's over - and over again’
Jacques Derrida, ‘Living On: Borderlines’
‘Whether my life had been before that sleep
The Heaven which I imagine, or a Hell
Like this harsh world in which I wake to weep,
I know not’