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    GSWS Addresses the Care Crisis at University Council Open Forum

    Below are comments made on behalf of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies at Penn at the University Council Open Forum on December 2, 2020 Thank you for your time. My name is Gwendolyn Beetham and I’m here with Pilar Gonalons-Pons to talk about the care work crisis facing the Penn community. We are following up on two letters with recommendations on the topic, developed by scholars in the GSWS Program and signed by hundreds of faculty, staff, and alumni, presented to the Provost’s Office in May and August of this year. We have three minutes to speak, which is actually appropriate, since...
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    Control Societies Speaker Series: Denise Ferreira da Silva, University of British Columbia

    A Story of Us: Attention, Reflection, and Extraction in Tales of the End(s) of the Human In this talk, Ferreira da Silva experiments with an account of the ethical and aesthetical dimensions of electronically-mediated existence. Such an existence increasingly seems fully permeated by and thoroughly configured through the apparatuses that enable global capital to profit from the extraction of attention. In this reading of episodes of the acclaimed British series Black Mirror, she exposes and comments on how, in this global moment, raciality facilitates capital accumulation both economically and ethically, working through the figures of humanity and subjectivity as these play in the series’ dystopian tales. More specifically, although the tales themselves are the focus of the...