(Dis)articulating the Subject


  • Margalida Pons LiCETC, Universitat de les Illes Balears


This cluster brings together a selection of the papers presented at the 'Limits and Extensions of the Subject in Contemporary Iberian Culture / Límits i extensions del subjecte en la cultura ibèrica contemporània' conference, linked to the research project 'Nous subjectes en la creació catalana contemporània' ['New subjects in contemporary Catalan creation'] (FFI2015-65110-P). The conference took place in July 2017 at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, thanks to the support from Professor Dominic Keown, member of the project research team, and the involvement of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Cambridge and the Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands. The event heard twenty-four presentations and two conversations with artists: video artist Matilde Obradors showed the film Exili and performer Marcel·lí Antúnez staged 'Whale Island: a systematurgic process'.

This presentation includes a brief review of the monographic contents preceded by two satellite notes: the first on types of creativity located on the fringes of anthropocentrism and the second on criticism of the latter.