The School of Criticism and Theory

Public Events, 2017 summer session

For event information: phone: 607-255-9276
All events will be held in Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall 132

Monday, June 19, 4:00PM
Shoshana Felman
Robert Woodruff Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and French, Emory
University; Thomas E. Donnelly Professor Emerita of French and Comparative Literature, Yale University
“Literature and Vulnerability (Writers on Trial)”

Tuesday, June 20, 4:00PM
Jonathan Culler
Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Cornell University; Honorary
Senior Fellow, School of Criticism and Theory
“Narratology and the Lyric”

Monday, June 26, 4:00PM
Carolyn Rouse
Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Director of the Program in African Studies, Princeton University
“The Slow Cooked Frog: False Consciousness in the Age of Trump”

Tuesday, June 27, 4:00PM
Philippe Descola
Chair, Anthropology of Nature, Collège de France; Director of Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
“Ontological Pluralism as Anthropological Critique”

Monday, July 3, 4:00PM
Faisal Devji
Reader in History and Fellow of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford
“Idols, Commodities, and Islam”

Wednesday, July 5, 4:00PM
Hent de Vries
Russ Family Professor in the Humanities and Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University; Director of the School of Criticism and Theory
“Phenomenology and Theology: Heidegger’s Luther

Monday, July 10, 4:00PM
Michael Puett
Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, Department of Eastern Languages and
Civilizations; Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University
“Religion and Politics Revisited”

Tuesday, July 11, 4:00PM
Anthony Vidler
Professor of Architecture, Cooper Union; Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural
History, Yale University
“The Smooth and the Rough: Surfaces Psychological and Architectural from Adrian Stokes to Rem Koolhaas”

Monday, July 17, 4:00PM
Amanda Anderson
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English; Director, Cogut Center for the
Humanities, Brown University; Honorary Senior Fellow, School of Criticism and Theory
“Political Psychology: Theory and Doxa”

Tuesday, July 18, 2:00PM
Mariët Westermann
Executive Vice President for Programs and Research, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
“The Humanities in the World”

Wednesday, July 19, 4:00PM
Emily Apter
Professor of French and Comparative Literature; Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University
“Armed Response! Translation as Judicial Hearing”

Tuesday, July 25, 4:00PM
Frances Ferguson
Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenweiser Professor and Chair, Department of English, University of Chicago
“On Names and Naming: The Formal, the Literary, the Historical”

Wednesday, July 26, 4:00PM
Avishai Margalit
Schulman Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; former George F. Kennan Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
“Proportionality and Total War”