On March 7 & 8, 2013 I will give a lecture and lead a seminar based upon my current book project: Non-consensual futures: pornographic faith and the economy of the eve. I am honored by the invitation extended by Professor Deborah Harter and her graduate students in the Mellon Seminar:

Frames of the Beautiful, the Criminal, and the Mad: The Art and the Science of Excess

Faculty leader: Deborah Harter, associate professor of French studies

Student participants: Sarah Seewoester Cain (linguistics), Linda Ceriello (religious studies), Kristen Ray (English), Nathaniel Vlachos (anthropology), and Rachel Schneider Vlachos (religious studies).

Seminar Description
Reflecting on representations of the “excessive” in science and in art of the modern period – madness, genius, criminal, eccentric, beautiful, and pathological – this seminar welcomes students from all fields in the humanities and social sciences. We will consider the aesthetic with scientific, the ethical with the historical, and play havoc with all usual boundaries of disciplines, period, and genre.


(Fordham University Press, 2008)

Multi-session workshop on Jean-Luc Nancy’s
On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books and Bookstores,
as facilitated by John Paul Ricco.
Realized in coordination
with the exhibition Sediment at G Gallery, Art Metropole
and Of Swallows, Bookshop.

The three sessions of this workshop will cumulatively
involve a close and direct reading of this short book by
Jean-Luc Nancy. Each session will begin with 3-4 sections
of On the Commerce … being read aloud by workshop
participants with subsequent group discussion of the text,
led by John Paul Ricco.

Details for the three sessions are as follows:

Session 1: January 26 2012 at G Gallery, 7-9pm (sections 1-3)
On the Commerce of Thinking, Of Books and Bookstores
The Idea and Character of the Book
The Book’s End in Itself

Session 2: February 2 2012 at Art Metropole, 7-9pm (sections 4-6)
The People of the Book
Interminable Reading
The Publication of the Unpublished

Session 3: February 16 2012 at Of Swallows, Bookshop, 7-9pm (sections 7-10)
Book Open and Closed
The Scents of the Bookstore
The Commerce of Thinking
The Matter of Books

Those interested in attending the workshop are asked to
RSVP as soon as possible as there will be a limited number
of spots. Individuals that wish to RSVP are asked to
do so with the intention of attending all three sessions in
order to provide continuity and depth to the discussions.

To RSVP and for other information, please contact
Shane Krepakevich at skrepakevich(at)gmail(dot)com

134 Ossington Street (Entrance on Foxley Pl, rear of building)
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z5

Gallery Hours: Friday to Sunday 12 – 5pm

G Gallery location

G Gallery and are generously supported by the College of Arts
and the School of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Guelph.

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