Presentations

Texts can be found on my academia.edu account here.

Conference Papers

Woodard, Benjamin “Imagine there’s no Women’s Studies!: Subjectivity, Epistemology and Universality” Paper presented at the New Directions in Critical Theory Conference at the University of Arizona, March 2nd, 2007

Woodard, Benjamin “The Phallicized Face: Towards an Objectifying Ethics” Paper presented at the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Conference at Rutgers University, October 24th, 2008

Woodard, Benjamin “Heaps of Slime: Mutation, Separation and the Utopian Nuclear” Paper presented at The Graduate English Organization Conference on Utopian and Dystopian Literatures at New York University, April 11th, 2009

Woodard, Benjamin “The Moaning Object of Marxism: Relational Materialism, Thomas Ligotti and the Xenoeconomic Object” Paper Presented at the 19th Annual Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture Conference at Binghamton University, April 17th, 2009

Woodard, Benjamin “Seething Entities: Anti-Cosmopolitanism, Hyperbolic Organicity and Cthulhoid Ethics” Paper Presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association of the Southwest and Texas, February 12, 2010

Woodard, Benjamin, “The Awful Absolute: Schellingian Unthinkablity between Formalism and Geneticism” Paper presented at the Cornell Reading Group, Cornell University, April 23, 2010

Woodard, Benjamin “Horrid and Novel Ideation: Lovecraft, Schelling, and the Dynamics of Ideation” paper presented at New Directions conference, U of A, April 30th, 2010

Woodard, Benjamin, “A Brief Introduction to Reza Negarestani” presented at Dark Materialism, at the Museum of Natural History, London, January 12th, 2011

Woodard, Benjamin, “Irreversible Sludge: Troubled Energetics, Eco-purification and Self Inhumanization,” paper presented at Black Metal Theory Symposium, London, January 13, 2011

Woodard, Benjamin, “Response to Anthony Paul Smith,” presented at Speculative Medievalisms conference, King’s College, January 14th 2011. Audio Here

Woodard, Benjamin, “The Untimely (and Unshapely) Decomposition of Onto-Epistemological Solidity: Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia as Metaphysics,” New School, March 11 2011. Video. Discussion video.

Woodard, Benjamin, “The Deep Time of Ecological Politics” paper presented at The Time of Revolution and the Revolution of Time at PIC SUNY Binghamton, March 25-26, 2011

Woodard, Benjamin, “Materialized Processes” paper presented at Villanova Annual Philosophy Conference, The Return of Metaphysics, April 8-9, 2011

Woodard, Benjamin, “Becoming Creaturely,” paper presented at Animal/Machine/Sovereign conference at SUNY Buffalo, April 15-16, 2011

Woodard, Benjamin, “Response to Jeffrey Jerome Cohen” at Speculative Medievalisms 2 at CUNY Grad Center, September 16, 2011 Audio here.

Woodard, Benjamin, “Response to Scott Bakker,” Third Annual Nietzsche Workshop, Theory Centre, London Ontario, October 1, 2011

Woodard, Benjamin, “Against Zizek’s Schelling” at SPEP 2011, October 19-22, Philadelphia (Presented in-absentia)

Woodard, Benjamin, “Folding a Cadaverous Scream: The Disharmonious Flesh of Recombinant Horror” PEST, Dublin, November, 2011 (by video)

Woodard, Benjamin, ‘Reponse to Marc Mazur,’ Theory Session at UWO, January 27, 2012

Woodard, Benjamin, “A Weird Posthumanism” at Of Monsters and Marvels, paper presented at the University of Western Ontario, March 1-3, 2012

Woodard, Benjamin “Response to Drew Burke,” Theory Session at UWO, April 5, 2012

Woodard, Benjamin, “Against Deleuze’s Joy” at The Nonhuman Turn held at the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin, May 3-5, 2012

Woodard, Benjamin, “Exploding God(s): Schelling, Myth, and the Synthetic Absolute,” at Thinking the Absolute:Speculation, Philosophy, and the End of Religion at Liverpool Hope University, June 29-July 1, 2012 (by video)

Woodard, Benjamin, “Against the Flood of Sense: Naturalism in Deleuze, Sellars, and Schelling,” Theory Session at Western University, October 12th, 2012

Woodard, Benjamin “Schellingian Thought for an Ecological Politics” part of a two day workshop entitled Underground Ecocriticism, at Western University, November 2-3

Woodard, Benjamin, “A Thousand Chemical Insides,” Labyrinths: Navigating the Humanities, McGill English Department, February 15-17, 2013

Woodard, Benjamin, “House of Sheaves” Weaponising Speculations, DUST, March 2nd and 3rd, 2013

Woodard, Benjamin, “From Ungrounded Dynamics to Intuitive Kinematics,” at Naturphilosophie Summer School Participants Conference, Duquesne Philosophy Department, August 3-4, 2013

Woodard, Benjamin, “Response to Daniel Whistler and Tyler Tritten,” Futures of Schelling, 2nd Annual Meeting of the North American Schelling Society, Western University, London, ON August 29-September 31st

Woodard, Benjamin, “The Flint of Prometheus: Geo-Cosmic Complicity and the Limits of Capital,” for ACLA, New York, March 20-23 2014

Woodard, Benjamin, Response to Kai Bosworth and Rory Rowan at Post-Planetary Capitalism Event, New School, March 2014

Invited Talks

Woodard, Benjamin, “Complicitous Continuums: The Horrors of the Ungrounded Earth,” Course taught at The New York Public School, September 17th, 2011

Woodard, Benjamin, “Fearful Knowledges,” at Ungrounding the Object, part of The Matter of Contradiction summer school, September 1-7. 2012 More Info Here.

Woodard, Benjamin, “Schelling’s Ecological Aesthetics” for Speculative Aesthetics Roundtable in London, March 4th, 2013

Woodard, Benjamin, “The Spatial Potencies of Nature,” Three day seminar for The Performing Arts Forum Spring Seminar, St Erme, FR, April 4th – 6th, 2013

Woodard, Benjamin, “Thinking Thought as Motion,” for Animacies, at the Annual MIGC in Milwaukee, Feb 19-21 2014

Woodard, Benjamin,”Computing Trajectories of das Unvordenkliche: or How Does Nature Ground Computation?” for Intelligent Machines, Vancouver, March 7-8 2014

Forthcoming Talks/Presentations:

Woodard, Benjamin, Two lectures for The Congress of Pessimism, Bureau of Melodramatic Research, Bucharest, April 26-27, 2014

Woodard, Benjamin, “‘Nothing Grows in the Right Direction: Scaling the Life of the Negative’ for True Detection, Dublin, April 29, 2014

Woodard, Benjamin, “Images and Natural Abstraction,” with Vanessa Billy for La Foyer, Zurich, May 2, 2014

Woodard, Benjamin, “What Goes Where?: Locating Abstraction in Accelerationism” for All day Accelerationism Event at Westminster University, May 23, 2014

 


One Response to “Presentations”

  1. 1 N.R.

    FYI – you have a typo here; the annual PIC conference in April 2009 was held in Binghamton, not Binghampton. Btw, I briefly attended grad school there, before jumping ship altogether …a decision I now consider to be rather short-sighted considering the professors & funds available to me. But I’m digressing here.

    I just wanted to mention that there is particularly insightful professor at Binghamton, now working in the PIC program: William E. Haver. I believe he was one of the organizers of that particular 2009 conference and. as I recall, the description of the conference and its call for papers appeared to be written by Haver.

    He used to teach an upper-division course called ‘Hiroshima/Nagasaki’ and, quite honestly, it forever changed my way of thinking about approaching the work of organizing and resistance in regard to cataclysmic threats like nuclear proliferation, and now, global warming.

    It also reshaped my assumption about teaching. The entire course proceeded like the best of Foucault’s texts proceed. Just as Discipline & Punish leads its readers to an unexpected conclusion, with unexpectedly profound insights, Haver’s course did the same.

    I cannot recommend his work — written and otherwise — to anyone interested in contemporary critical theory. He has published many essays, and two books, one as author (‘Body of This Death: Historicity and Sociality in the Time of AIDS’) and one as translator (‘Ontology of Production: Three Essays’ by Kitaro Nishida).

    I have not read your work deeply here, but from what I see, you might very well find Haver’s thought to be relevant to your concerns.

    I realize this post is *way* off-topic for this page, or perhaps any page on your site. So I won’t be bothered in the least if you take it down.

    N.R.


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