News & Events
Each year The Speaker Series brings in several visiting guest lecturers. Speakers over the years have included Jean Baudrillard, Lauren Berlant, Peter Brooks, Norman Bryson, David Carroll, Anthony Cascardi, Wlad Godzich, Jean-Joseph Goux, Elizabeth Grosz, N. Katherine Hayles, Linda Hutcheon, Martin Jay, Michael Hardt, Agnes Heller, Barbara Johnson, David Farrell Krell, Murray Krieger, Arthur Kroker, Dominick LaCapra, Jerome McGann, J. Hillis Miller, Chantal Mouffe, Christopher Norris, Mark Poster, Richard Rorty, Charles Scott, Thomas Sebeok, Kaja Silverman, Gayatri Spivak, Bernard Stiegler, Samuel Weber, Hayden White, Slavoj Žižek, and many others.
Speaker Series 2012-13:
May 28 & 29, 2013
see Previous Speaker Series here
Brian Massumi & Erin Manning
"Propositions for Thought in the Act"
March 4, 2013
Andrew Piper, McGill
"Reactive Life: The Instrumentality of Modern Autobiography"
February 8, 2013
"Finding Winnicott/Finding Deleuze"
January 18, 2013
Lee Edelman, Tufts University
"Occupy Wall Street: Bartleby and the (In)Humanities"
November 16, 2012
Timothy Morton, Rice University
"Ecology Without Presence: Some Romantic Models"
November 1, 2012
Christopher Norris, Cardiff
"Specters of Derrida: The Politics of Deconstruction"
October 22, 2012
Mary Jacobus, Emeritus Cambridge & Cornell
"Psychogram and Parnassus: How (not) to Read a Twombly, with Raphael"
October 18, 2012
Elizabeth Goodstein, Emory
“‘The Contemporary Dissolution of Everything Substantial’: Georg Simmel as Modernist Philosopher”
September 13, 2012
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