Thursday, February 25, 2010

Judith Butler Lecture, March 8

You are cordially invited to the NYU department of Comp Lit’s inaugural Majors’ Choice Lecture Series:

Judith Butler

on “Remembrance: Benjamin, Politics & Present Time”

With an introduction by Avital Ronell

Monday, March 8 from 4:00-6:00 pm

Hemmerdinger Hall (100 Washington Square E.)

(Event is free and open to the public)

Judith Butler is a Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1984. She is the author of several books, including Gender Trouble, Bodies that Matter, The Psychic Life of Power, Antigone’s Claim, Precarious Life, and Undoing Gender. Her most recent book, Giving an Account of Oneself, appeared with Fordham University Press (2005) and considers the relation between subject formation and ethical obligation, situating ethics in relation to critique and social theory.

Event organized by Comp Lit undergrads the inaugural annual Majors’ Choice Lecture Series. Sponsored by the NYU Department of Comparative Literature and the CAS Dean’s office.

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