The Pembroke Center invites graduate and undergraduate students to participate as Fellows in the 2020-2021 Pembroke Seminar: "Narrating Debt." The weekly seminar, which will be convened by Peter Szendy, David Herlihy University Professor of Comparative Literature, offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to engage with faculty participants and each other in a format that emphasizes open discussion. Pembroke Seminar Fellows will help shape the ongoing inquiry into the seminar’s central question, the problem of debt—a problem that has grown more and more urgent in the light of the central role played by indebtedness in neoliberal, financialized capitalism (as Maurizio Lazzarato has demonstrated in The Making of Indebted Man). There are many ways of narrating or witnessing the condition of being indebted and the rise of indebtedness as a mode of governance, from psychoanalytic, geopolitical, religious, and historical readings, amond many others. Interested participants from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for fellowships.
Selected student fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for two semesters of participation.
Please apply in UFunds by Thursday, March 12, 2020.