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Academic Emotions: Feeling the Institution

Fay Gale Centre member Associate Professor Katie Barclay has a new book out, published by Cambridge University Press as part of the Elements in Histories of Emotions and the Sense series. Titled Academic Emotions: Feeling the Institution, the book draws on a rich array of writing about the modern academy by contemporary academics and explores the emotional dynamics of the academy as a disciplining institution, the production of the academic self, and the role of emotion in negotiating power in the ivory tower. 

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Fay Gale Centre Book Launch: Posthuman Legal Subjectivity

The Fay Gale Centre is delighted to invite you to the launch of Dr Jana Norman’s book Posthuman Legal Subjectivity: Reimagining the Human in the AnthropoceneJana’s book draws on conceptual fields associated with the new sciences, including new materialisms and posthuman critical theory, to demonstrate that the naturalised hierarchy of humans over nature in the Western social imaginary is anything but natural. It then sets about constructing a counternarrative. It is an original and important analysis of the legal status of the human in the Anthropocene will be of great interest to those working in legal theory, jurisprudence, environmental law and the environmental humanities; as well as those with relevant interests in gender studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, critical theory and philosophy. When: Thursday, November 25th at 5:30pm, Where: Ingkarni Wardli, Level 7. RSVP to:

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Fay Gale Lunchtime Seminar Series

We are also to welcome Professor Anna Hickey-Moody (RMIT) to present this month’s lunchtime seminar, titled Belonging, connectedness and well-being in the lives of Australian children.’ This seminar explores belonging, connectedness and wellbeing in the stories of over 300 Australian children. Anna Hickey-Moody will discuss the ways in which children express their feelings of belonging, the human and more-than-human networks that make up their communities and the digital and physical ways in which they maintain connectedness to their communities. When: Friday 26th November, 12-1pm Where: Napier 209 - and online via Zoom. Visit here for more information. 

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