4. Workshop: November 10-12, 2021

The Failures of Institutional Knowledge

The fourth thematic workshop of the DFG research network “The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure” addresses the dynamics of knowledge production within and among social institutions. With sustained challenges from divergent political actors to the ideal of knowledge as rational, objective, and universal, the university as the prime locus of modern knowledge production faces increased pressure to adapt its scholarly protocols and its public mission to the twenty-first century. Members of the research network along with invited speakers will use this meeting to explore how literary and cultural studies can address the entanglement of knowledge and institutions by way of critique, historicization, theorization, and self-reflection regarding the institutional role of the humanities. For the first time, the network members meet in Berlin for a workshop in person. Due to the Corona restrictions, the public keynotes and panel discussion will be open to the public as hybrid events and streamed via Webex.

Public Keynotes and Panel Discussions

  • Novemeber 10, 2021, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
    Kathleen Fitzpatrick
    (Michigan State University)
    Failures of Leadership: Rethinking the University in the United States
  • November 11, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Public Panel Discussion
    Failures of the Neoliberal University
    Katharina Motyl, Regina Schober, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Anja Schwarz
  • November 11, 2021, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
    (Brown University)
    On Refuge and Black Refusal
  • How to join on Webex Events

    Please click the link to join the online stream on Webex Events (no prior registration necessary).

    November 10, 2021
    Keynote I: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, “Failures of Leadership: Rethinking the University in the United States”

    November 11, 2021
    Public Panel & Keynote II: Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, “On Refuge and Black Refusal”

    Check out the program for more.