Solving for X: Prof. Rodrigo Lazo & Christopher Varela


 Critical Theory at UCI     Oct 26 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM HG1002

Add to Calendar 10/26/2021 1:00 PM 10/26/2021 2:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Solving for X: Prof. Rodrigo Lazo & Christopher Varela Please click the URL for event detail information. https://www.humanities.uci.edu./SOH/calendar/event_details.php?eid=9268 HG1002

As part of our series, Solving for X, Rodrigo Lazo
Professor, Department of English and Associate Dean of Graduate Division, will present his work in progress. 

He will be joined by Christopher Varela, doctoral candidate, English.

Titles and descriptions of the presentations will follow soon.

About the series, Solving for X:

Recent scholarship across humanities and social sciences highlights the place of variables difficult to name and perhaps not finally nameable. Variables up for play nonetheless hold and channel force in social structures. Like a missing name; an algebraic unknown; an extra or missing property; a placeholder in logic; the excessive jouissance of being, marked as x in some psychoanalytic schemas; the x of nonbinary gender, and of an undetermined alternative to identity, call on theory to infer and speculate on unidentified critical concepts.

We invite 20-minute paper proposals from any members of the community and particularly from graduate students and faculty wishing to present two related papers together. Group discussion is integral. Three sessions per quarter will be booked as closely as possible into regular days and times (e.g.,  Mondays at 5). This series aims to build community across Critical Theory by emphasizing non-hierarchal exchange and mutual support in the context of a core problem. Unlike other works in progress, we hope to maintain a throughline of thought from month to month across the year.