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Cultural Studies Speaker Series Continues


Arthur and Marilouise Kroker to Speak about “Born Again Ideology: Suspicion of Thought” on March 22

Monday, March 20, 2007, Peterborough

The Cultural Studies Program at Trent University, in partnership with The Centre for Theory, Culture and Politics, is pleased to announce that, as part of an ongoing speaker series examining Cultural Studies in Canada, renowned scholars and authors, Arthur and Marilouise Kroker will deliver a public lecture on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Traill College Lecture Hall at 300 London Street.

The Kroker’s talk, entitled "Born Again Ideology: Suspicion of Thought”, will present the work of leading Canadian thinkers and scholars in the general area of cultural studies. Their presentation draws from a larger project on “Religion Technology and Terror”, as they state: “We begin with a discussion of the contemporary atmosphere of “Suspicion of Thought” exemplified by the U.S. government's continuing legal prosecution of postmodern artists and art collectives; descend into the politico- theological underpinnings of Born Again Ideology; and conclude with a not so futurist scenario of what we like to call the “New Biometric State.”

Arthur and Marilouise Kroker are the co-editors of C-Theory, described by the French newspaper, Le Monde, as “one of the three best electronic journals in the world”. Their collaborative work includes The Panic Encyclopedia, Data Trash and Digital Delirium, as well as many live, broadcast and digital presentations. Arthur Kroker is a professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria where he holds a senior Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture, and Theory, and is also the director of the Pacific Institute for studies in Culture and Technology. His most recent book is The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism. Marilouise Kroker is senior research scholar at the University of Victoria.

This lecture is the third presentation in the “Cultural Studies in Canada” speaker series, which is part of the Centre for Theory, Culture, and Politics’ ongoing visiting speakers series, “Re-presentations”. For information on other dates in the series as well as other events organized by the Centre for Theory Culture & Politics, please visit their website.


For more information, please contact:
Jeannine Crowe, Academic Secretary, Cultural Studies Program
(705) 748-1011 x1771