Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Expert seminar with Prof. Em. Nina Lykke

Nina Lykke, Professor Emerita of Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden

The Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Remembering, Imagining, and Anticipating Violence (UrbTerr) project team at The University of Birmingham has invited Professor Emerita Nina Lykke (Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA) – Gender Studies at Linköping University, Sweden & UrbTerr advisory panel member) for a project-related expert seminar on her transdisciplinary, posthumanist oeuvre and her Catalyst article from 2019, Co-Becoming with Diatoms: Between posthuman mourning and wonder in algae research.

This session with Prof. Em. Lykke – which is the first of UrbTerr’s expert reading and discussion seminars at the University of Birmingham – will zoom in on some of the topics mentioned in the above piece, such as thinking with more-than-human phenomena, poetry as posthumanist knowledge production, and co-becoming as becoming-other, while also establishing connections with UrbTerr’s accentuation of the (im)materiality of (counter)terrorist violence and the conceptual-methodological need for investigating terror and terrorism as haunting phenomena touching and implicating both humans and more-than-humans.

If you are interested in some of the above themes and would like to join this virtual expert seminar on 28 May 2021 (15-17hrs GMT), then please send a short motivational statement (300 words) to e.m.l.geerts@bham.ac.uk and k.karcher@bham.ac.uk. We are able to host five extra participants and will do so on a first come, first served basis while also taking the applicants’ research projects and interests into account.

Nina Lykke, Professor Emerita of Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden, and Adjunct Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark. Participated in the building of Feminist Studies in Scandinavia and Europe more broadly for many years. Has recently co-founded the international networks for Queer Death Studies, and for Ecocritical and Decolonial Research. Current research interests: feminist theory; queering of cancer, death, and mourning in posthuman, queerfeminist, materialist, decolonial and eco-critical perspectives; autophenomenography; poetic writing. Author of numerous books, see Cosmodolphins (with M. Bryld, 2000), Feminist Studies (2010), and Vibrant Death. A Posthuman Phenomenology of Mourning (forthcoming, 2022). Has recently published in journals such as Australian Feminist Studies; NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research; Catalyst. Feminism, Theory, Technoscience; Environmental Humanities; Social Identities. Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture; Kerb Journal; and Lambda Nordica.

More information about Professor Emerita Nina Lykke and her work can be found on her website: https://ninalykke.net/.