2018 Department of Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Triennial Exhibition
Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
March 17-May 13, 2018
Exhibition Reception April 8, 6-8PM
The 2018 Department of Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Triennial Exhibition showcases the recent work of twenty studio art & design faculty members. Recognized nationally and internationally, Michigan State University studio art & design faculty member’s creative research is regularly exhibited in venues all over the world. Collectively they have received recognition and support from Fulbright, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pollack-Krasner Foundation. Representing a broad-range of media and contemporary art and design approaches, the exhibition highlights the faculty’s dedication to actively pursuing creative research.
The 2018 MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Triennial exhibition is organized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU and guest curated by Christopher Atkins, Curator of Exhibitions & Public Programs at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Support for this exhibition is provided by the John and Susan Berding Family Endowment.
One of the defining and intractable issues in contemporary literature of the Global South, African, South Asian, and Postcolonial in general, is dislocated people seeking refuge across national boundaries. This Symposium is a reflection on the different states and cycles of displacement, assimilation, and return, and of the disruptions and transformations of State institutions and structures that mediate these transitions in politics and culture.
Jeffrey Maloney’s Ph.D. dissertation defense is open to the public. Please come to support Jeffrey as he defends his dissertation on Fulbright foreign language teachers’ technology use in foreign language classrooms in the United States, and how technology instruction and training affects language teachers’ instructional practices.
Pedagogy/Writing Workshop: The Dissertation Proposal
Professor Alice Crary, New School for Social Research
The Methodological is the Political
Any feminism worthy of the name must direct attention to the interrelatedness of systems of oppression and must in this sense be politically radical. This core political lesson of some Second Wave feminist writings has an important methodological aspect. Many feminist thinkers contend that the intersecting patterns of behavior constitutive of gender-based abuses are recognizable as the abuses they are only when looked at in the light of an appreciation of the significance of forms of social vulnerability that pervasive gender-bias occasions. These thinkers suggest that, if we are to combat sexist social formations, we therefore need to complement our political radicalism with a methodological radicalism that involves making use of the practical power of ethically non-neutral resources, conceived as in themselves cognitively authoritative. Despite its apparent widespread acceptance, this methodological precept goes missing in an emerging body of feminist theory loosely associated with analytic philosophy. The current article takes Miranda Fricker’s celebrated 2007 book Epistemic Injustice as representative of this developing feminist corpus, bringing out how Fricker unquestioningly—and incorrectly—takes for granted that ethical neutrality is a regulative ideal for all world-directed thought. The article’s ambition is to revive venerable calls for ethically nonneutral modes of feminist social criticism by showing that the methodological conservativism to which Fricker is committed is fatal to feminist politics.