Our workshop examines the “contemporary” with a focus on defining moments such as: 1945, 1973, 1989, 2001, and 2020. In recent years the concept of the contemporary has been taken up within limited disciplinary discourses and in the context of distinct geographical settings. The horizon of this workshop, however, is the global. We employ a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to the hybrid term “contemporary” as it intersects various fields and serves as a heuristic device to understand phenomena in politics, culture, and the arts.
Join us at the next Contemporary meeting on Friday, November 13th @ 12:30pm PST (remote at Stanford via Zoom).
Courtney Hodrick is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the German Studies Department at Stanford.
Our first session of the Spring quarter will be held on Friday, April 10, from 10 am – 12 pm PST.
Edelman’s book--a "searing polemic" whose "main target is the all-pervasive figure of the child…