AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Christina Kkona, AIAS Fellow

The unexpected: toward a politics and aesthetics of discontinuity

2018.05.22 | AIAS

Date Mon 19 Nov
Time 14:15 16:15
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Liberal politics is based on promissory agendas of a better world displaced onto a continually differed future. At the same time, planetary obliteration and climate change discourses predict an already known and inevitable outcome. In both cases, future is proclaimed as determinate and therefore it is annulled. As an alternative, I propose a politics that would no longer be a future-oriented promise, but a present-oriented action embracing unpredictable events and generating “new beginnings.” This seminar aims at demonstrating the political and aesthetic relevance of this concept.

Short bio

Christina Kkona is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Research Fellow at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. She has written and edited works on French, comparative literature, cinema and cultural theory. She was educated at Université Paris VII-Diderot (PhD, History and Semiotics of Text and Image, 2008). She was formerly an assistant professor of World literature and Cultural theory at the Hellenic American University, Athens.

Christina Kkona's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

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