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Fall 2010 Capstone Forum

December 10, 2010 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00AM-12:00PM, Burns Hall 4005
Refreshments Will Be Provided, Free and Open to the Public

Teaching Philosophy in Cambodia: Ontology, History, Praxis
Presenter: Alvin Lim
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, Advisor: Dr. Michael J. Shapiro

In August 2005 I travelled to Phnom Penh to begin my teaching career, spending the next three years lecturing philosophy at Pannasastra University. I will explore in this essay this period in my teaching career and how it has shaped my pedagogical philosophy. Focusing on a key intervention in my philosophy classroom, I will deploy Jacques Rancière’s politics of aesthetics to explain my students’ bold action. I will conclude by reflecting on the impact of my engagement with education in Cambodia on my pedagogical philosophy in relation to Rancière’s understanding of egalitarian intellectual emancipation.

The Absence of Bataan in U.S.-Sanctioned Remembrance: Abandonment, Broken Bodies, and the Politics of Commemoration
Presenter: Miguel Llora
Ph.D. Candidate, American Studies, Advisor: Dr. Kathy Ferguson

In an effort to reconcile the lack of US state sanctioned commemoration regarding the Bataan Death, in this talk I will discuss how I will be deploying Ranciere’s distribution of the sensible, Foucault’s bio-power, Agamben’s Homo Sacer as well as State of Exception, and Deleuze and Guattari’s (as well as DeLanda’s) Assemblage theories. My time in the International Cultural Studies Program allowed me to crystallize my theoretical framework and research method(s) to examine objects as disparate as war memoirs, films, and memorials doing archival historical research, ethnographic research, and discourse analysis to analyze how and what we deem important to remember.

Sponsored by:
The UHM/EWC International Cultural Studies Program
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December 10, 2010
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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