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Saein Park: “Dancing Waste of History: Lumpen in Heine, Marx, & Benjamin”

May 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


Saein Park’s current project argues that the discourses of Lumpen record the changing demarcations of disposable lives during the emergence of European industrial modernity. She researches 19th- and early-20th-century German-language literature, political philosophy, and critical theory, focusing on translation and reception studies, theories of waste, and plant studies.

Saein Park is a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Santa Cruz.

The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.

All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.


May 23, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Humanities 1, Room 210
1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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