“Agency, Alterity, and the King’s Two Bodies,” 2/26/21 2PM
On Friday February 26th from 2-3:30PM EST, HNAC and UNCG Sociology are hosting “Agency, Alterity, and the King’s Two Bodies” with Dr. Isaac Arieil Reed. This talk proposes an understanding of political modernity grounded in a study of changes in the configuration of social relationships of delegation and domination (“agency”), variably inflected by meaningful-and even mythological- legitimations of hierarchy and justifications for violence. Based in archival research on “trouble at the edge of empire” in early modern North America, it argues for a social theory of modernity as the promise and peril of life without the King. Relevance to current politics will, the author hopes, become clear by implication in the course of the talk.
Attend here: https://uncg.zoom.us/j/2052383241