On Coastlines, Border Crossings and Natural History,

Hameed, Ayesha. 2010. 'On Coastlines, Border Crossings and Natural History,'. In: History and Theory Reading Group. Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, United Kingdom 28 May 2010. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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History and Theory is a fortnightly reading group devoted to matters of historiography. The group discusses readings relating to problems of historical research, interpretation, and explanation. Each meeting is based around a selection of texts chosen and introduced by the speaker.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

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1. Walter Benjamin, ‘Naples’, ‘One Way Street’, and ‘On Language as Such and the Language of Man’, in
Walter Benjamin Selected Writings, vol. 1: 1913–1926 (1996).
2. Theodor Adorno, ‘The Idea of Natural History’, Telos 57 (1985): 97–124.
3. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Œdipus (1977), Ch. 1 Section 1 (‘Desiring Production’), pp. 1–8.
4. Optional background reading: Beatrice Hanssen, Walter Benjamin’s Other History: Of Stones, Animals,
Human Beings and Angels (1998).

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Visual Cultures


28 May 2010Completed

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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28 May 2010

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