Friday, February 17, 2012

Comp Lit event: ALBERTO TOSCANO lecture - FEB 27

You’re cordially invited to a lecture sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature with support from Media, Culture and Communication:

Alberto Toscano

“Uses and Abuses of Abstraction”

Monday, February 27


19 University Place, Great Room (1st floor)

Alberto Toscano is a cultural critic, social theorist, philosopher and translator best known to the English-speaking world for his translations of the work of Alain Badiou, including Badiou’s The Century and Logics of Worlds. He served as both editor and translator of Badiou’s Theoretical Writings and On Beckett.
His work has been described both as an investigation of the persistence of the idea of communism in contemporary thought and a genealogical inquiry into the concept of fanaticism. He is the author of The Theatre of Production (2006), and his book Fanaticism: The Uses of an Idea was published in 2010. Toscano has published numerous articles on contemporary philosophy, politics and social theory.

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