"Uncertain Arrivals" is an interdisciplinary national conference that invites Wake Forest University faculty from across disciplines and fields to present work on the role of the idea of "uncertainty" in contemporary economic and cultural matters. There is a particular emphasis on the recent current market crash. The economic downturn has turned the spotlight on the creative destruction of capitalism that has long characterized its promise.
The emphasis now seems to be on capitalism's potential for unpredictable cycles of boom and bust. Terms such as "creation," "destruction," "crisis," and "value" are not exclusive to studies of the economy but are, of course, preoccupations of humanistic discourse. This conference will draw on various understandings of these terms to generate a broader, interdisciplinary discussion about how we should collectively understand and engage with the current crisis.
The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 24, from 9 am – 5 pm at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Babcock Auditorium, in Winston-Salem. For additional information, visit here.