Seminars & Mini-Seminars

2019 Session | Seminars & Mini-Seminars

Six-Week Seminars

Decolonizing Epistemology

Linda Martín Alcoff
Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

Rethinking Trauma Theory

Cathy Caruth
Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Cornell University

Figures of Possibility: Figuration, Imagination, and the Phenomenology of Rhetorical Effects

Niklaus Largier
Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor of German and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Black Life

Alexander G. Weheliye
Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University


Hegel and the Hermeneutics of Magnanimity

Robert Brandom
Distinguished Professor, University of Pittsburgh; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Black Sound & The Archive

Daphne Brooks
Professor of African-American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University


Crisis, Critique, and Materialism

Rahel Jaeggi
Professor for Social Philosophy; Director of the Center for Humanities and Social Change, Humboldt University, Berlin; 2017/18 Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Love in a World of Skepticism and Irony

Dale Jamieson
Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Medical Ethics, New York University


Visiting Guest Lecturers

Science and the History of Nonexistent Things

Jimena Canales
Faculty, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

World Literature in a Post-postcolonial Age: Problems of Language, Culture, and Politics

David Damrosch
Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature; Director, Institute for World Literature, Harvard University

The Poverty of Philosophy

Ankhi Mukherjee
Professor of English and World Literatures and Tutorial Fellow, Oxford University

Decorum, Due Process, and Dereliction: Some Reflections on Title IX

Catharine Stimpson
University Professor and Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York University