The School of Criticism and Theory

Public Events, 2018 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 18, 4:00PM
Homi Bhabha
Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Department of English; Director, Manhindra
Humanities Center; Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost, Harvard University
“Statelessness and Death: Reflections on the Burdened Life”

Tuesday, June 19, 4:00PM
Veena Das
Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor of Humanities,
Johns Hopkins University
“Ethics, Self-Knowledge, and Words out of Place”

Wednesday, June 20, 4:00PM
Paul Fleming
Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature; Taylor Family Director, Society for the
Humanities, Cornell University
“The Politics of Anecdotes”

Monday, June 25, 4:00PM
Alondra Nelson
Professor, Sociology and Gender Studies, Columbia University; President, Social Science
Research Council
“Moral Institutions and Racial Reconciliation After the Genome”

Tuesday, June 26, 4:00PM
Avital Ronell
University Professor of the Humanities; Professor of German, Comparative Literature, and English;
Director of Poetics & Theory, New York University

Monday, July 2, 4:00PM
Eduardo Cadava
Professor of English, Princeton University
Learning to See; or, Reading Historically in Moments of Danger”

Tuesday, July 3, 4:00PM
Tracy McNulty
Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Cornell University
“Untreatable: the Freudian Act and its Legacy”

Monday, July 9, 4:00PM
Heather Love
Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
“The Stigma Archive”

Tuesday, July 10, 4:00PM
Bernard F. Harcourt
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Political Science, Columbia University; Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought; Directeur d’études, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
“Critical Futures: New Critical Practices for the Twenty-First Century”

Wednesday, July 11, 4:00PM
Sharon Marcus
Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
“The Drama of Celebrity: Imitation”

Monday, July 16, 4:00PM
Peter Gordon
Amabel B. James Professor in History; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Germanic Languages; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University
“Adorno’s Concept of Metaphysical Experience”

Tuesday, July 17, 4:00PM
Samuel Moyn
Professor of Law and History, Yale University
“Humane: The Politics and Poetics of Endless War”

Monday, July 23, 4:00PM
Sari Nusseibeh
Professor of Philosophy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem
“Sound Minds”

Tuesday, July 24, 4:00PM
Hent de Vries
Paulette Goddard Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies, German, and
Comparative Literature, New York University; Director, School of Criticism and Theory
“‘Every view of things that is not strange is false’: Toward an Epistemology and Politics of Wonder”