The Hauntological Turn: Psychoanalysis and Political Economy

The Hauntological Turn: Psychoanalysis and Political Economy

Research Seminar
Wageningen University, the Netherlands
12-13 May 2017


Seminar Programme:
Friday 12 May
9:00 – 9:30:                Introduction/Organization
9:30 – 11:00:              Paper Session I             Chair: Japhy Wilson

Development and the Poor: Enjoy Your Symptom!
   Ilan Kapoor, York University, Canada

Looking Awry at the Poor’s Agency in Development Studies with Slavoj Žižek
   Tara van Dijk, Maastricht University, Netherlands

From Ontology to Hauntology, Or ‘How are Earth-beings’?
    Pieter de Vries, Wageningen University, Netherlands

11:00 – 11:30:                        Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00:                        Paper Session II            Chair: Chizu Sato

The Wound of Whiteness: Conceptualizing Economic Convergence as Trauma in the 2016 American Election
     Maureen Sioh, DePaul University, USA

Loss of Sovereignty and Social Abjection: On the Melancholic Objects of Political Desire
     Tereza Kuldova, University of Oslo, Norway

How is the Personal Political? Psychoanalysis, Radical Politics, and Trauma
     Jesse Proudfoot, Durham University, UK

13:00 – 14:00:            Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30:                        Paper Session III          Chair: Jelle Behagel

Anxious Subject: Political Transformation and the Politics of Race
     Andreja Zevnik, University of Manchester, UK

Surplus Value as Absent Cause, Surplus Jouissance as Object Cause
     Ceren Özselçuk, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
     Yahya M. Madra, Drew University, USA

15:30 – 16:00:                        Coffee
16:00 – 17:00:                        First Day Wrap-up
Drinks and Dinner!!!

Saturday 13 May
9:00 – 9:30:                 Coffee/Reorganization
9:30 – 11:00:               Paper Session IV           Chair: Maureen Sioh

The De-politicized Politics of the Anthropocene: An Immuno-biopolitical Fantasy
     Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester, UK

How Nature Haunts Us: I Am a Red Parrot
     Jelle Behagel, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Sustainable Fantasies? The End of Capitalism vs. the Sustainable Development Goals
     Robert Fletcher, Wageningen University, Netherlands

11:00 – 11:30:                        Coffee
11:30 – 13:00:                        Paper Session V Chair: Pieter de Vries

Plasticlass Futures
     Ayşem Mert, Stockholm University, Sweden

 The Politics of Awakening
     Japhy Wilson, University of Manchester, UK

 Narcissism: Between Smith and Freud
     Samo Tomsic, Humboldt University, Germany

13:00 – 14:00:            Lunch
14:00 – 15:30:                        Paper Session VI           Chair: Ceren Özselçuk

Psychoanalysis and Critical Political Economy: On Competition
     Jason Glynos, University of Essex, UK

The (Old) World has to go: On the Economist as Faust
     Sara Westin, Uppsala University, Sweden

Capitalism as Hegemonic: The Wolf Man and the Psychotic Phenomenon
     Anup Dhar, Ambedkar University Delhi of Calcutta, India

15:30 – 16:00:                        Coffee
16:00 – 17:00:                        Final Wrap-up

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