2018 Speaker Series

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.

Watch some of our previous talks on youtube!

Upcoming speakers:





*FALL 2018*

Joan Copjec

Professor of Modern Culture & Media at Brown University

"Correlation Iranian Style, or: Kiarostami between Lacan and Corbin"




Past Speakers include:

Dr. Simona Forti
The Ghost Of Totalitarianism: Between Politics and Philosophy
March 21, 2018

Dr. Mariana Ortega
Altars for the Living: Shadow Ground, Aesthetic Memory, and the U.S/Mexico Borderlands
March 16, 2018

Dr. Jodi Byrd
Playing Stories: Never Alone, Indigeneity, and the Structures of Settler Colonialism
November 20, 2017

Dr. Jean-Michel Rabaté
Rust Theory
November 10, 2017

Patrick Gamsby
The Dialectic of One-Dimensional Man
September 29, 2017

Dr. Franke B. Wilderson III
The Black in the Cul-de-Sac: Afro-Pessimism as the Crisis of Critical Theory
March 23, 2017

Rey Chow
Foucault, Race, and Racism
March 10, 2017

Eric Santner
The Debt Drive: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neoliberalism
February 10, 2017

Lewis Gordon
Theorizing Theory, Pessimism, and Social Transformation through Fanon
November 4, 2016

Peter Fenves
Benjamin, Studying, China
September 30, 2016

Maurizio Lazzarato
Financialization and War: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Subjectivity
April 27, 2016

Jane Gallop
The Phallus and its Temporalities: Sexuality, Disability, and Aging
April 8, 2016

Michael Anderson
What mindedness is: Evolution, embodiment, and the nature of human thought
March 18, 2016

Catherine Malabou
Passionate Disattachments: The Work of Catherine Malabou
February 5 & 6, 2016