Reading with Cornelia Vismann
You are invited to join this reading group, exploring (this year!) the work of Cornelia Vismann and some of the scholars with whom she dialogued. See attached Flyer
Cornelia Vismann had a short but exciting career, contributing to the emerging fields of media theory and law and technology, and to legal theory. Vismann’s works has great resonance within media theory yet have been overlooked by legal theorists and law and technologists alike. We seek to rectify this omission, introducing Vismann to the UNSW community and casting light on her insights, interventions, and theoretical acumen.
We acknowledge we’re proposing a heavy reading group. Each month, for nine months, we will read a Vismann text – an article or chapter – in conjunction with a seminal work – article or chapter – drawn upon by Vismann in the text. These interlocutors include, for example, Max Weber, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Friedrich Kittler and (even, for the brave) Niklas Luhmann.
We propose meeting on the second Wednesday of each month for the rest of the year, with exceptions in June and August. Dates are indicated in the program attached.
If you’re interested in taking part, please contact Nofar Sheffi - firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline Compton - email@example.com and they will add you to a list for updates, the monthly texts, and so forth. Please help us spread the word by disseminating this invitation in other faculties and outside UNSW.