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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

Woodard, Benjamin, “Schelling and the Ecological Depotentiation of Nature,” for NASS 3. NYC, August 19-21 2014

(with Matt Hare) “The Ideal Pineapple: Idealism and Empiricism” at PAF Spring Meeting, 2016

Woodard, Ben “Dislocated Thought: Kant, Schelling, and Sellars on Intuition” for Tubingen Winter School on Phenomenology and Givenness” Tubingen, Germany, February 20-24, 2017

“Rowboat and Spotlight: “F.H. Bradley’s Fragmented Time” for Time in Twentieth and Twenty First Century Philosophy, at Durham University, September 11-12,2017

“A More Discerning Membrane: Bergson, Fechner, and Schelling” for Vision and Visibility in German Idealism and Romantic Naturphilosophie, UWE Bristol, 24th – 25th May 2018.

“The All-Devouring Bog: Monistic Relations between Bradley and Spinoza” for Spinoza and British Idealism, St Andrews, 8-9 June, 2018.

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 Knowledge,” 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 Meeting, 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

Woodard, Benjamin, “This Wandering Insignificance: The Desert of Reason and the Sea of Nature”, 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, “Natural Abstraction,” with Vanessa Billy for La Foyer, Zurich, May 2, 2014

Woodard Benjamin , “The Butchery of Continuity,” with Teresa Gillespie, Temple Bar, Studio 6, Dublin, May 16, 2014

Woodard, Benjamin, “The Throttle of Archimedes: Locating Abstraction in Accelerationism” for Accelerationism Event at Westminster University, May 23, 2014

Woodard Benjamin, “A Pact of Disengagement: Art and Philosophy’s Mutual Abuses,” roundtable co-organized with Teresa Gillespie, Temple Bar, Studio 6, Dublin, May 29, 2014. Audio here.

Woodard, Benjamin, “Rootedness and Embodiment,” for Unsorcery: Future Nature at Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart Germany, July 23, 2014

Woodard, Benjamin, “Ungrounded Life,” for The Barber Shop, Lisbon Portugal, July 28, 2014

Woodard, Benjamin, “Horror, Time, Philosophy” for PAF Summer School, St Erme, France, August 15, 2014

Woodard, Benjamin, “The Philosophy of Reza Negarestani,” Masterclass as part of Aesthetics after Finitude, Sydney Australia, February 4, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, Guest Speaker for Xenofeminisms course, The New Centre for Research and Practice, February 8, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, “Fictions of Invention or What are Worlds made of?”, Pause Fest, Melbourne Australia, February 10, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, “Discussion of On an Ungrounded Earth,” with Aesthetics after Finitude Reading Group, Sydney Australia, February 19, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, “The Earth is Not the World,” for The Geological Imaginary, Amsterdam, February 26-March 1, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, Guest Response for The Noumenon Unclothed, Fixing the Future, Online Event, April 23, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, “On Gesture,” for A Studio in Hand-Reading: Charlotte Wolff, organized by Valentina Desideri, Kuntsverein, Amsterdam, June 5, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, “Realism and Maximal Naturalism,” Masterclass for Summer School in New Forms of Realism in Contemporary Philosophy, in Ohrid, Macedonia, June 26 – July 3, 2015 VIDEO

Woodard, Benjamin, “In the Garden of Bifurcating Paths“, for PAF Summer University Philosophy Week, August 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, “On Gesture and Writing: On Chatelet & Flusser” for PAF Summer University Text Week

Woodard, Benjamin, “The Long Hex of the Witch-Void: A Genealogy of Horror-as-Feminist Writing” For PAF Summer University Text Week

Woodard, Benjamin, “Maximal Naturalism: Space and Motion in FWJ von Schelling” London, ON, September 22, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin and Yanick, Tony “Fictional Worlds/Possible Futures: Philo-Fiction as Method” SUNY Buffalo, December 1, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, “Augmentative Idealism” for Superconversations: Machines that Matter, E-FLUX, NYC, Dec 11-12, 2015

Woodard, Benjamin, “Aesthetics after Representation?” New School for Social Research, NYC, December 14, 2015.

“No Physics, No Sense!” at The Genesis of the Transcendental, Paris 1, February 2016

Woodard, Benjamin, “Is Philosophy a Fiction?” at MAMA Zagreb, April 28th 2016

Woodard, Benjamin, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Have” as part of Welcome to Caveland Salon, Brussels, May 20, 2016. Here.

Woodard, Benjamin, “Reasonable Feelings: On F.H. Bradley” for Elsewhere and Otherwise, Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme, France, June 28, 2016

(with Matt Hare) “The Dark Heart of Abstraction,” for PAF Summer University, 2016

(with \\|//) “Time()Pieces” as part of Thinking Together/Maerz Music at Berliner Feltspiele, March 20-25, 2017. Tickets here.

Woodard, Ben “Horror as Anti-Nostalgia” for The Other Thing, Organized by Siegmar Zacharias, Stockholm, April 1-2, 2017

Woodard, Ben, “Invasive Forms” for Hosting the Inhuman, VAC Foundation, Moscow, May 20, 2017

“Chronomaniacs” for Future Shock Trauma Clinic, Open Gallery, New Castle. September 14th, 2017

“Transcendental Xeno-Science”, for Cozmonautica 9, Timisoara, Romania, November 10-11, 2017.15-

Forthcoming Talks/Presentations:

“The Philosophy of Ecology” for Pollination at Massia, Massiaru, Estonia, September 15-21, 018.



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