As part of the Art + Research Center’s pilot semester, “New Social Abstractions,” arts theorist Evan Calder Williams will deliver a public lecture on analogy.This talk suggests a different history of analogy, seeing it not only as an abstraction used to think about historical breaks and continuities but also as a real structure materially constructed around us over recent centuries: that diffuse system of exchange, management, and spatial transformation on which capitalism’s use of human time and effort depends.
Evan Calder Williams is a writer, theorist, and artist. He received a PhD in Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz and was a Fulbright Fellow in Italy for his research on cinema, industry, and revolt. He is the author of Combined and Uneven Apocalypse and Roman Letters. His writing has appeared in Film Quarterly, Mute, The Journal of American Studies, Radical Philosophy, Historical Materialism, Third Rail, and The New Inquiry.
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