2017 Faculty

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Six-Week Seminars

Emily Apter

Professor of French and Comparative Literature; Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University

Seminar: Thinking in Untranslatables: Revisiting the Gender/Genre Problem

Faisal Devji

Reader in History and Fellow of St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford

Seminar: Humanity


Michael Puett

Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, Department of Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Chair of the Committee of the Study of Religion, Harvard University

Seminar: Rethinking Religion: Cosmopolitan and Comparative Perspectives


Carolyn Rouse

Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Director of the Program in African Studies, Princeton University

Seminar: The Case Against Reparations: A Radical Rethinking of Social Justice in the 21st Century


Philippe Descola

Chair, Anthropology of Nature, Collège de France; Director of Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Mini-Seminar: Ontological Pluralism as Anthropological Critique


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

Mini-Seminar: Literature and Vulnerability


Avishai Margalit

Schulman Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; former George F. Kennan Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

Mini-Seminar: Just and Unjust Wars


Anthony Vidler

Professor of Architecture, Cooper Union; Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of
Architectural History, Yale University

Mini-Seminar: The Smooth and the Rough: Surfaces Psychological and Architectural from Adrian Stokes to Rem Koolhaas


Visiting Guest Lecturers

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

Lecture: Political Psychology: Theory and Doxa


Jonathan Culler

Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Cornell University; Honorary Senior Fellow, School of Criticism and Theory

Lecture: Narratology and the Lyric


Frances Ferguson

Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenweiser Professor and Chair, Department of English, University of Chicago

Lecture: Molding Populations: Deep Education


Mariët Westermann

Executive Vice President for Programs and Research, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Lecture: The Humanities in the World