October 7, 2013

MA in Aesthetics and Politics Program: Fall 2013 WHAP! Lecture Series

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Shepard Fairey mural, West Hollywood library. Photo by Joshua Barash.

Join the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts for the Fall 2013 WHAP! Lecture Series:

Literature and the Political
Friday, October 4
West Hollywood Public Library, Community Room, 3–6pm and 8pm

Arne De Boever and Martín Plot workshop their ongoing research into literature’s relations to the political. Janet Sarbanes and Douglas Kearney showcase their fiction and poetry with an eye on politics.

Bernard Stiegler: A Workshop
Monday, October 28
West Hollywood Public Library, Community Room, 3–6pm

This event marks Bernard Stiegler‘s second visit to the MA program. One of France’s foremost contemporary philosophers, and the author of many books, Stiegler will run a workshop about themes that are central to his writings.

In collaboration with boundary 2 journal and UCLA, and with the support of the French Consulate of Los Angeles.

Science and Its Fictions
Friday, November 22
West Hollywood Public Library, Community Room, 8pm

Armen Avanessian, Amanda Beech, and Reza Negarestani discuss how and why aesthetic adventures in literature and art capture the scientific and aspire to the status of scientific inquiry—and how, in turn, philosophical theory and cultural practices often run the risk of aestheticizing science.

For more info:

The MA Aesthetics and Politics offers a one-year degree that encourages interrogations of the arts and politics in an expanded field. Students specialize in Critical Theory, Global Studies, or Media and Urban Studies and get up close and personal with key contemporary artists and thinkers, including visiting faculty Travis Wilkerson (Fall 2013) and theorist-in-residence Fred Moten (Spring 2014).

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2014. Apply here. Financial aid packages are available in the form of scholarships, grants, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.

For general questions, or to schedule an information session, please contact Admissions Counselor Seth Blake at [email protected] or T +1 661 253 7716.

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