ODD THEORY #16 (Session 3)

3. The Political Structuring of the Affects

Ovid Pop

29/06/2019 14:00 - 29/06/2019 18:00

Mântuleasa 4, Bucharest, Romania


What moves things in the political field, beside money, beside the macro-sociological objectivities? What is the link between depression and privatization? Hatred and class? Can we think the revolutionary situation starting with the emotions – any kind of emotions? What is it that structures the affects and renders them effective, “objectify” them? Empathy, is it useful, to whom? And not least, what about love?

This third work group proposes things for discussion that concern us directly or commit us to act. Or which capitalize and consume us.

There is also some cooking involved while theorizing so please drop us an email at info@oddweb.org before 26 June to secure your place at the table.


Ovid Pop

Ovid Pop lives and works in Vienna and Bucharest. He is a transnational writer and theorist. He is the co-founder (together with Radostina Patulova) of the kollektiv sprachwechsel: Literatur in the Zweitsprache, a literary group of writers based in Vienna who publish literature in German as a second language. Ovid Pop is the author of a concept literary book The Estate of the Living (Romanian, English, German, Tranzit.ro/Iași, 2018), the novel Trickster (Romanian, Polirom, 2009); he co-wrote the novel Rubik (Romanian, Polriom 2008). He has published several short stories and poetry in German, among others (Edition Exil, Vienna, 2015), Politisch Schreiben (Dresden, 2018), Triëdere (upcoming). His texts are translated into BCS, French, English, German, Hungarian. He gives lectures on literary topics, art theory and decolonial thinking. He organises public readings and debates on writing in secondary languages in Vienna. His articles are published in magazines in Romania, Austria, Hungary and Germany.