Category Archives: Religion & Social Justice
Metaphors of Mindfulness at Work: Morgan, Hanh and Organisations — Professor Bee Scherer
Empty Re-becoming: Buddhist Perspectives on Existence(s) – Professor Bee Scherer
Venerable Master Hsing Yun and His Lifetime Contributions: A Forum on Buddhism in the Contemporary World
A Place for Buddhism – Lama Jampa Thaye
Tibetan Medicine: The Buddhist Science of Healing (Sowa Rigpa) – His Eminence the Third Dupseng Rinpoche
INCISE Visiting Professor Dr. Ulrike Auga: IDAHOBIT and Inaugural Lecture, 21 May 2018
INCISE is delighted to announce the appointement of Prof. Dr. Ulrike Auga as Visiting Professor at INCISE.
Prof. Auga will give her INCISE Visiting Professorship Inaugural Lecture on
Challenging the Government of the Living
The Cult of Confession and Bodily, Material Resistance
Monday, 21 May 2018
5:30-7pm, Og32 (Old Session House, ground floor)
This is also INCISEs lecture marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Book your place here (free).
Michel Foucault’s On the Government of the Living (2012) explains how confession and obedience shape the ‘modern’ concept of the subject. The ‘West’ developed a false concept of confession as ‘liberation’. Jo Sol’s documentary Fake Orgasm (2010) stages performer Lazlo Pearlman who explores the subversion of confessional culture via the use of the nude transsexual body. As a transsexual performer s/he* experiences the strong request of the audience to confess his/her* ‘identity’, which s/he* resists. Pearlman performs a corporeal insurrection. The presentation using film extracts elaborates how the performative and material body denounces the production of the ontological, identitarian body and bio-political regulations and allows for a genealogical, and critical discussion.
Ulrike E. Auga is Visiting Professor at the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE) at Canterbury Christ Church University. Born in East Berlin, she is a Gender, Cultural and Religious Studies scholar at the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin (ZtG). Currently, Dr. Auga also teaches Gender Studies at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria. She is the Vice-President of the International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG). Her research interests include: Gender, Cultural Memory, Nationalisms, Fundamentalisms in Transition Contexts (South Africa, West Africa, East/West Germany); Gender, Performativity and Agency in the Visual Archive; Postcolonial, Postsecular, Gender / Queer theory development; Posthuman Epistemology.
Focusing on Humanity (人間): Buddhist Traditions of Healing in Tibet – Dr Cathy Cantwell
Focusing on Humanity (人間): Sensing Disability in Buddhism; Reading Sri Lankan Buddhism Against the Grain – Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell
Focusing on Humanity (人間): The Contested Meaning of Mindfulness in a Globalized World – Professor Richard King