LITTORAL LISTENING #3: REST
Hello fine and fringey folks of near and far. Due to an unexpected need for recuperation this event has been postponed. Please join us for the next Littoral Listening, at 15:00 PST on Friday March 18th, for a conversation about sex ecologies.
Friday 18 February 2022 3 – 4:30 pm PST
These days it feels like every body is exhausted; where can rest and reprieve be found? In what cycles and situations does the red-hot fire of ‘go go, do do’ subside and become interlaced with “the red flames of when a fire is burning in a cozy room” (Kincaid, 1983, p. 79)? How might we listen for and with the beings and becomings that both require and provision rest?
All are welcome to join. We will plan to be together for 1.5 hours, though you are welcome to come or go to meet your needs.
READINGS (TO READ OUT LOUD AND LISTEN TO TOGETHER)
Pages 77 to 82 from the following story:
Kincaid, J. (1983). At the Bottom of the River. In At the Bottom of the River (pp. 62–82). Vintage Books.
An excerpt (to be determined) from the following podcast episode:
Young, A. (Host). (2020, June 8). Tricia Hersey on Rest as Resistance (No. 185). [Audio podcast episode]. In For the Wild.
ADDITIONAL TEXTS (OPTIONAL):
Khanmalek, T., & Rhodes, H. A. R. (2020). A Decolonial Feminist Epistemology of the Bed: A Compendium Incomplete of Sick and Disabled Queer Brown Femme Bodies of Knowledge. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 41(1), 35–58.
Pester, H. (2016). Songs of Rest: An Intervention in the Complex Genre of the Lullaby. In The Restless Compendium (pp. 113–118). Palgrave Macmillan.
Belausteguigoitia, M. (2000). The Right to Rest: Women’s struggle to be heard in the Zapatistas’ movement. Development, 43(3), 81–87.