Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October from 6 to 9 pm; Saturday October 23 from 10 am to 2 pm
Thursday October 21
Picking up the Thread
Anne Sauvagnargues:On Gilles Deleuze
Manuel Asensi: On Jacques Derrida
Friday October 22
Monsters as the Other
Pilar Pedraza: About the Bearded Lady and Other Curiosities
Jeffrey J. Cohen: The Promise of the Monster
Saturday October 23
Animality and Monstrousity in Question
Ximena Briceño: Animality in Literature and Latin American Art
Lars Bang Larsen: Monsters At Work
Xavier Antich is professor of Aesthetics and director of the Masters in Communication and Art Criticism at the Universitat de Girona. He is also the director of the MACBA’s Independent Studies Program (PEI).
Manuel Asensi is a professor of Literature Theory at Universitat de Valéncia and deputy director of the MACBA’s Independent Studies Program (PEI).
Anne Sauvagnargues is Maître de conférences in Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. She is the author of Deleuze et l'art (2005) and Deleuze. De l'animal à l'art (2006).
Jeffrey J. Cohen is associate professor of Cultural Studies at George Washington University. He is the editor of Monster Theory. Reading Culture (1996) and author of Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages (1999) and Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain: Of Difficult Middles (2006).
Pilar Pedraza is professor of Art History at Universitat de València. Her books include Venus barbuda y el eslabón perdido (2009), Espectra. Descenso a las criptas de la literatura y el cine (2004), Máquinas de amar. Secretos del cuerpo artificial (1998) and La bella, enigma y pesadilla (1991), and several novels and anthologies of fantasy literature.
Ximena Briceño is a lecturer at Stanford University. She is a specialist in museum narratives of contemporary performative practices and their relationship with contemporary Latin American literature. She is the author of Consuming Cultures. The Museum Boom in Latin America.
Lars Bang Larsen is a critic and curator. His curatorial projects have included the exhibitions Pyramids of Mars (Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh 2000), The Echo Show (Tramway, Glasgow 2003), Populism (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2005), La insurrección invisible de un millón de mentes (Sala Rekalde, Bilbao 2005) and A History of Irritated Material (Raven Row, London 2010). He is the author of monographs on Sture Johannesson and Palle Nielsen, and the essay Zombies of Immaterial Labor: the Modern Monster and the Death of Death.