READING AND FIGURING WORLDS
2018 2019 2020 2021

A Hum Public Program
October 2020 to March 2021
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Facilitated by Mathew Arthur

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Email mathew_arthur@sfu.ca for password

 

Each week we will meet online to read aloud from interviews with feminist technoscience theorist Donna Haraway. Her work explores how human lives are tangled up in histories of science and empire and in messy relationships with nonhuman others. She generates concepts and figures that dream up ways of living together on a damaged planet.


“It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.”

— Donna Haraway

 

READING ALOUD/ALONG

There’s nothing to read in advance. We’ll meet on Zoom to read aloud and follow along together. Each month’s readings can be downloaded as a single PDF. As we take turns, feel free to read a paragraph or page—or just let the words wash over you. There’s no need to worry about making mistakes or how a word is pronounced. Since we can count on there always being new and clumsy words, there’s no need to correct each other!


OCTOBER, 2020

Alyssa Battistoni, “Monstrous, Duplicated, Potent: On Donna Haraway,” N+1 28 (2017).

Gregg Mitman, “Reflections on the Plantationocene: A Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing,” Edge Effects (2019).

Donna Haraway, Noboru Ishikawa, Scott F. Gilbert, Kenneth Olwig, Anna L. Tsing, and Nils Bubandt, “Anthropologists Are Talking—About the Anthropocene,” Ethnos 81(3) (2016): 535–564.

Readings



NOVEMBER, 2020

Constance Penley, Andrew Ross, and Donna Haraway, “Cyborgs at Large: Interview with Donna Haraway,” Social Text 25/26 (1990): 8–23.

Nina Lykke, Randi Markussen, and Finn Olesen, “Cyborgs, Coyotes, and Dogs: A Kinship of Feminist Figurations” and “There Are Always More Things Going on Than You Thought! Methodologies as Thinking Technologies,” in The Haraway Reader, (New York, NY: Routledge, 2004).

Hari Kunzru, Interview Transcript, 1996.

Readings


DECEMBER, 2020

Hari Kunzru, Interview Transcript, 1996. (continued)

Lisa Nakamura, “Prospects for a Materialist Informatics: An Interview with Donna Haraway,” Electronic Book Review (2003).

Jeffrey J. Williams, “Science Stories: An Interview with Donna J. Haraway,” The Minnesota Review 73-74 (2010): 133–163.

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JANUARY, 2021

Nicholas Gane, “When We Have Never Been Human, What Is to Be Done? Interview with Donna Haraway,” Theory, Culture & Society, 23(7–8) (2016): 135–158.

Avery Gordon, “Possible Worlds: An Interview with Donna Haraway,” in Body Politics: Disease, Desire, and the Family, eds. Michael Ryan and Avery Gordon, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994).

Donna Haraway and Thyrza Goodeve, “Nothing Comes Without Its World,” in Modest_Witness@ Second_Millennium. FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse: Feminism and Technoscience, xiii–xlvii, (London, UK: Routledge, 2018).

Readings


FEBRUARY, 2021

Annie Potts and Donna Haraway, “Kiwi Chicken Advocate Talks with Californian Dog Companion,” Feminism & Psychology 20(3) (2019): 318–336.

Steve Paulson, “Making Kin: An Interview with Donna Haraway,” LA Review of Books, 2019.

“A Giant Bumptious Litter: Donna Haraway on Truth, Technology, and Resisting Extinction,” Logic 9 (2019).

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MARCH, 2021

Yesmar Oyarzun and Aadita Chaudhury, “Interview with Donna Haraway,” 4S (2019).

Cary Wolfe and Donna Haraway, “Companions in Conversation,” in Manifestly Haraway, (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016).

Readings