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  • Friday, March 27, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, March 28, 2020 (All day)

Slought Institute
4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

NOTE: This event has been postponed.

Please find attached the program for "Infidelities: New Directions in Armenian Studies" (March 27-28, 2020), a two-day international conference about new directions in the study of Armenian memory, culture, and displacement across West Asia and the Middle East to the Americas and back. In collaboration with scholars and programs at Penn, the University of Michigan, and UCLA, “Infidelities” brings together scholars, curators, filmmakers, visual artists, physical theatre performers, and a sound performer, all of whom work either directly in, or tangentially to, Armenian Studies, to flesh out new visions for the field, for the understanding of “Armenianness,” and for categories of identity at large. Through a series of panels, performances, and working groups focused around the polyvalent provocation of "infidelity," the conference will focus on a spectrum of lively new directions toward which Armenian Studies is currently moving: feminist and queer interventions; cultural studies of hybrid and syncretic identities; aesthetic imaginings of Armenité beyond text and language; new materialisms and revolutionary change in a postsocialist setting; utopian futures beyond the nation-state; necropolitics, post-memory, and alternative imaginaries of the archive; as well as postcolonial critiques and visions of "reconciliation."

The event will be hosted at Slought (4017 Walnut St.), with afternoon panels and film screenings at the ICA (118 S 36th St.).

Open to the public. Registration (free) is kindly requested:

Sponsored by the English Department.