Public Lecture Series
Dates and times to be announced
Symposium on Living Philosophers
Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric & Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley
The 2013-2014 Symposium on Living Philosophers will focus on the work of Judith Butler. Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and the Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1984 on the French Reception of Hegel. Judith Butler is the author of Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France (1987), Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of ‘Sex’ (1993), The Psychic Life of Power: Theories of Subjection (1997), Excitable Speech (1997), Antigone’s Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death (2000), Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence (2004), Undoing Gender (2004), Who Sings the Nation-State?: Language, Politics, Belonging (with Gayatri Spivak, 2008), Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? (2009), and Is Critique Secular? (with Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, and Saba Mahmood, 2009). Her most recent book is Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (2012). She is also active in gender and sexual politics and human rights, anti-war politics, and Jewish Voice for Peace. She is the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities, and is the 2012 recipient of the Adorno Prize in Germany.
External Scholar: Stuart Murray, Carleton University