Lost and Found Subjectivities
September 12, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
Humanities Center Room 218
Panelists: York College faculty
Erec Smith, Ph.D., Victor E. Taylor, Ph.D.,
Dennis Weiss, Ph.D.
Who are you? What defines you? In what ways have you changed during the course of your life? Many philosophers, theorists and rhetoricians view human subjectivity as fluid and contingent, organizing and reorganizing under the changing conditions of the world. These subjectivities, ways of living in the world, are sometimes lost while others are found throughout one's life. This panel will explore the various ways in which human subjects lose and find particular subjectivities . . . human subjects who have lost limbs, physical and intellectual abilities, or a sense of completeness and find new ways of living in the world . . . human subjects who have been radically "dispossessed" and find new post-life subjectivities after having been subtracted from the world.