Dictionary of Now

2015—2018

Series of events and publication

The changes and disruptions of the past hundred years have shaped our conception of reality, our thought, and our language. The Dictionary of Now series reflects on the capacity of language to both depict and create reality. Since the modern age this has gone hand in hand with the search for universal truths and codified usages. The Dictionary of Now confronts this assertion of linguistic universalism with specific contemporary positions.

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Joseph Vogl, Allen Feldman & Sinan Antoon - FEAR (German/English)

Dictionary of Now #7 - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lectures, reading, discussion

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Allen Feldman - FEAR

Dictionary of Now #7 FEAR - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lecture: Appearing Under Erasure: Of Phobogenic Disappearance

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Sinan Antoon - FEAR

Dictionary of Now #7 FEAR - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lecture: Monstrum Arabicus

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Joseph Vogl - FEAR

Dictionary of Now #7 FEAR - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Taiye Selasi - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Reading

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David Theo Goldberg - VIOLENCE (German)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Taiye Selasi - VIOLENCE (German)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Reading

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Achille Mbembe - VIOLENCE (German)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Bernd Scherer - VIOLENCE (Introduction)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Introduction

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Bernd Scherer - VIOLENCE (Introduction, German)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Introduction

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David Theo Goldberg - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Taiye Selasi - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Reading

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Achille Mbembe - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture