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Higher Seminar: Patricia MacCormack on Occult Ahuman Pedagogy: Death to the Anthropocene by Witchcraft

During the second half of March 2023, The Eco- and Bioart LabQueer Death Studies Network and Tema G (the unit of Gender Studies) at Linköping University (LiU) have a pleasure to host our guest and visiting researcher Prof. Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University, UK).

We are thrilled to hold several local, hybrid and online events, where you can tune in and engage with the work of Prof. MacCormack. One of these events is the Tema Genus Higher Seminar taking place on 29th March 2023 at 13:15-15:00 CEST. 

Occult Ahuman Pedagogy: Death to the Anthropocene by Witchcraft
with Prof. Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

If you wish to attend remotely, please register at or follow this QR:

Patricia MacCormack is Professor of Continental Philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge. She has published extensively on philosophy, feminism, queer and monster theory, animal abolitionist activism, ethics, art and horror cinema. She is the author of Cinesexuality (Routledge 2008) and Posthuman Ethics (Routledge 2012) and the editor of The Animal Catalyst (Bloomsbury 2014), Deleuze and the Animal (EUP 2017), Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema (Continuum 2008) and Ecosophical Aesthetics (Bloomsbury 2018). Her new book is The Ahuman Manifesto: Activisms for the End of the Anthropocene. She is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow researching death activism.

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Archipelagic Rehearsals: Tema Genus Higher Seminar with Katja Aglert, 25 May 2022, 13:15-15:00!

Join us on 25th May 2022 for this one of a kind event: Tema Genus Higher Seminar with independent artist and professor of art Katja Aglert, focused on “Archipelagic Rehearsals: Abstract as Score”!

When: 25th May 2022, 13:15-15:00

Where: Room TEMCAS, Tema building, Campus Valla, Linköping University, SE. (see the map)

Archipelagic Rehearsals – Abstract as Score
A lecture performance by Katja Aglert

This paper, in the form of a lecture performance, unfolds from my ongoing transdisciplinary artistic research around multispecies encounters, with a focus on humans and Spanish slugs. These relations and stories highlight issues of migration, biodiversity, coexistence, and the interconnectivity of things. Today, the Spanish slug Arion vulgaris – in Sweden named “the killer slug” – is perceived as an invasive species, and is at the centre of a Western narrative, reifying the binary categorisations, such as nature-city, wildlife-pest. Can artistic processual practice, participatory research, and storytelling with slugs challenge the binary world view with humans at the centre, and perform new imaginaries of ”the world” as ”we”
know it? Building on concepts such as archipelagic thinking (Glissant), and more-than-human participatory research (Bastian, Jones, Moore and Roe), I seek to artistically discuss and perform responses to the principal question of how we can still use language and simultaneously avoid the confirmation of the order we attempt to question (Aglert). The lecture performance is a participatory, live editorial, an open-ended, multi-disciplinary experiment that explores the possibilities to renegotiate and destabilise the common conditions for an academic presentation. The lecture performance is a method that unsettles fixed meanings and allows for new interconnections between the arts and academia. Furthermore, it can
create new knowledge, stories and artistic materialisations related to more-than-human storytelling. As such, choosing the hybrid format of a lecture performance amounts to an experiment that explores the possibility of materially aligning the trajectory of choices with the research topic.


Katja Aglert is an independent artist, and professor, Tema Genus, Linköping University. Web:

“Ontogenealogies of Body-Environments”, with dr Anne Sauka – welcome to Tema Genus Higher Seminar 23 Nov, 13:15 hrs (on zoom)!

Warmly welcome to this Higher Seminar with Hub-scholar Dr Anne Sauka (visiting Linköping University, Tema Genus and the Posthumanities Hub), presenting and discussing her work with us over zoom:

Join us Tuesday 23 November at 13.15 on zoom ( 

Anne Sauka is a researcher implementing the postdoctoral project “Onto-genealogies: The Body and Environmental Ethics in Latvia” (2021 – 2023) at the University of Latvia, where she also works as a lecturer in social philosophy. Currently Anne is a visiting researcher at the Posthumanities Hub and Eco- and Bioart Lab, Department of Thematic Studies – unit Gender Studies (Tema Genus), Linköping University, Sweden.  Anne studies materially embedded genealogies of the body and the environment. Her previous experience is related to the themes of philosophical anthropology, critical genealogy and the biopolitics of the body.  Later she engaged more closely with new materialist theories, exploring processual approaches to the question of body, leading to including biophilosophy and environmental humanities in her areas of interest. Anne’s latest publications can be found here:  Contact:


Ontogenealogies of Body-Environments

In this seminar I invite an ontogenealogical approach to the analysis of the lived, experienced materiality of the body-environment assemblage. In particular, the talk explores the tie between the bio(il)logical and biopolitical, characterizing this tie as a twofold ontogenealogical linkage that both a) reflects the genealogical character of life itself, as well as b) invites a critical analysis of the prevailing ontologies as co-constructive of lived materialities. The significance of ontogenealogical approach is studied in context with the parallelism between the genealogies of the self and the environment, highlighting the need for elaborating a critique of the dominant imaginaries of the human self via the notions of abject and body-environment processuality. The seminar highlights the potential of considering local ontogenealogies that reflect alternative ontologies and run parallel to the dominant paradigm of the Global North.

Tema Genus Seminar with Prof. Hélène Frichot, 6 October, 9:15-12:00 CEST

Welcome to the Tema Genus Higher Seminar with Prof. Hélène Frichot (University of Melbourne), which takes place on 6th October 2021 at 09:15-11:00 CEST over Zoom.

Zoom link:

“Dirty Theory, Dirty Materialism”

We are excited to welcome and present You all to Professor Hélène Frichot, University of Melbourne.

Architectural theorist and philosopher, writer and critic, Hélène Frichot is Professor of Architecture and Philosophy, and Director of the Bachelor of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning University of Melbourne, Australia. In her former position she directed Critical Studies in Architecture, School of Architecture, KTH Stockholm, Sweden. Her recent publications include Dirty Theory: Troubling Architecture (AADR 2019), Creative Ecologies: Theorizing the Practice of Architecture (Bloomsbury 2018), How to Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool (2016). She is editor of a number of collections, including with Catharina Gabrielsson and Helen Runting, Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies (Routledge 2017) and more recently with Naomi Stead, Writing Architectures: Ficto-Critical Approaches (Bloomsbury 2020), and with Marco Jobst, Architectural Affects After Deleuze and Guattari (Routledge 2021).

Contact: Isabel García Velázquez, PhD-student Tema Genus <>
Co-ordinator: Prof Cecilia Åsberg, chair Gender, Nature, Culture , <>

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