LOS ANGELES (Feb. 12, 2016) — Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference”, a book talk and signing featuring author Grace Kyungwon Hong, with a response by Kara Keeling, USC, will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. at UCLA Royce Hall, Room 306. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Please join the UCLA Asian American Studies Center for a special book talk and signing for Death Beyond Disavowal by Professor Grace Kyungwon Hong.Professor Hong utilizes “difference” as theorized by women of color feminists to analyze works of cultural production by people of color as expressing a powerful antidote to the erasures of contemporary neoliberalism. Death Beyond Disavowal finds the memories of death and precarity that neoliberal ideologies attempt to erase.
Hong posits cultural production as a compelling rejoinder to neoliberalism’s violences. She situates women of color feminism, often dismissed as narrow or limited in its effect, as a potent diagnosis of and alternative to such violences. And she argues for the importance of women of color feminism to any critical engagement with contemporary neoliberalism.
About the Participants:
Grace Kyungwon Hong is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and Gender Studies at UCLA. She is author of The Ruptures of American Capital (Minnesota, 2006) and coeditor of Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization.
Kara Keeling is Associate Professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC. She is the author of The Witch’s Flight: The Cinematic, The Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense, and the co-editor of a special issue of American Quarterly called “Sound Clash: Listening to American Studies,” among many other publications.
Organized by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.
Co-Sponsored by UCLA’s Department of Gender Studies; Department of Asian American Studies; Dean of the Social Sciences; Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; and Center for the Study of Women