Karin Murris inaugural lecture

28 August 2018 | Story Helen Swingler. Photo Supplied. Read time 1 min.
The School of Education’s Prof Karin Murris will present her inaugural lecture on 5 September.
The School of Education’s Prof Karin Murris will present her inaugural lecture on 5 September.

Former Distinguished Teacher nominee Karin Murris, professor in the field of pedagogy and philosophy at the School of Education, will present her inaugural lecture on 5 September.

The lecture is titled “Posthuman Child: Reconfiguring the human and educational relationality in all phases of education”.

Murris is an internationally-renowned scholar in the field of philosophy with children, childhood studies and philosophy of education. She is the principal investigator for the National Research Foundation-funded Decolonising Early Childhood Discourses: Critical posthumanism in higher education research project.

During the lecture, Murris will present a manifesto for a posthuman reconfiguration of the human through the child. An animated cartoon will illustrate how Western ontologies, linear time and a binary logic of progression have positioned education at the heart of a civilising process

The lecture will take place in Lecture Theatre 2, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus at 17:30 (doors open at 17:00). For further information, please email or phone 021 650 4847.

Please confirm your attendance online by Monday, 3 September 2018.


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