Past Sessions (Video Archive)

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2019

Dale Jamieson - Love in a World of Skepticism and Irony (June 18, 2019)

Niklaus Largier - Monadic Transcriptions: Reading the Baroque 'Signature of Things' (June 24, 2019)

Rahel Jaeggi - Crisis, Progress and Critique (June 25, 2019)

Linda Martín Alcoff - The Phenomenology of White Identity (July 1, 2019)

Alexander G. Weheliye - 'Scream my name like a protest': R&B Music as a BlackFem Technology of Humanity in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter (July 8, 2019)

Robert Brandom - Heroism and Magnanimity: Post-Modern Agency in Hegel's Phenomenology (July 9, 2019)

David Damrosch - World Literature in Post-postcolonial Age: Problems of Language, Culture, and Politics (July 10, 2019)

Jimena Canales - Science and the History of Nonexistent Things (July 16, 2019)

Hent de Vries - Metaphysical Experience (July 22, 2019)

Daphne Brooks - If You Should Lose Me: the Archive, the Critic, the Record Shop, & the Blues Woman (July 23, 2019)

2018

Homi Bhabha – Statelessness and Death: Reflections on the Burdened Life (June 18, 2018)

Veena Das – Ethics, Self-Knowledge, and Words out of Place (June 19, 2018)

Alondra Nelson – Moral Institutions and Racial Reconciliation After the Genome (June 25, 2018)

Avital Ronell – Immaturity (June 26, 2018)

Tracy McNulty – Untreatable: the Freudian Act and its Legacy (July 3, 2018)

Heather Love – The Stigma Archive (July 9, 2018)

Bernard F. Harcourt – Critical Futures: New Critical Practices for the Twenty-First Century (July 10, 2018)

Sharon Marcus – The Drama of Celebrity: Imitation (July 11, 2018)

Peter Gordon – Adorno’s Concept of Metaphysical Experience (July 16, 2018)

Samuel Moyn – Humane: The Politics and Poetics of Endless War (July 17, 2018)

Sari Nusseibeh – Sound Minds (July 23, 2018)

Hent de Vries – “Every view of things that is not strange is false”: Toward an Epistemology and Politics of Wonder (July 24, 2018)

2017

Jonathan Culler – Narratology and the Lyric (June 20, 2017)

Philippe Descola – Ontological Pluralism as Anthropological Critique (June 27, 2017)

Faisal Devji – The Inheritance of Isis (July 3, 2017)

Hent de Vries – Phenomenology and Theology: Heidegger’s Luther (July 5, 2017)

Michael Puett – Religion and Politics Revisited (July 10, 2017)

Anthony Vidler – The Smooth and the Rough: Surfaces Psychological and Architectural from Adrian Stokes to Rem Koolhaas (July 11, 2017)

Amanda Anderson – Political Psychology: Theory and Doxa (July 17, 2017)

Mariët Westermann – The Humanities in the World (July 18, 2017)

Emily Apter – Armed Response! Translation as Judicial Hearing (July 19, 2017)

Frances Ferguson – On Names and Naming: The Formal, the Literary, the Historical (July 25, 2017)

Avishai Margalit – Proportionality and Total War (July 26, 2017)

2016

Diana Sorensen – Geographic Imaginaries for the 21st Century: Mobility, Materiality and the Production of Knowledge (July 26, 2016)

Timothy Murray – Aesthetic Remix: Medial Architectonics, East and West (July 25, 2016)

Marjorie Levinson – Parsing the Frost: Growth of a Poet’s Sentence in ‘Frost at Midnight’ (July 19, 2016)

Renata Salecl – Secret in the Body: The Fantasy Structure of Genes and Brains (July 18, 2016)

W.J.T. Mitchell – Method, Madness, Montage (July 11, 2016)

Warren Breckman – Can the Crowd Speak? Occupy Wall Street, Self-Organization, and Direct Democracy (July 6, 2016)

Sharon Cameron – Tolstoy, Bresson, and the Ground of the Ethical (June 28, 2016)

Branch Arsić – Oyster Metaphysics (June 27, 2016)

Hent de Vries – Spiritual Experience (June 21, 2016)

Stanley Fish – Freedom of Speech is Not an Academic Value (June 20, 2016)

2015

Gwenaëlle Aubry – Genesis of the Violent God (July 7, 2015)

Susan Buck-Morss – Year 1 (July 21, 2015)

Souleymane Bachir Diagne – The Philosopher as Translator (July 6, 2015)

Stanley Fish – If You Count It, They Will Come: The Promise of the Digital Humanities (June 15, 2015)

Eli Friedlander – “The Only Angel of Peace Suited to This World”: Walter Benjamin on Charlie Chaplin (June 29, 2015)

Peter E. Gordon – Metaphysics at the Moment of its Fall, or, Notes on a Political-Theological Motif in Critical Theory (June 16, 2015)

Michal Grover-Friedlander – Impossible Voices of Opera (June 23, 2015)

Sari Nusseibeh – Islam: Lawmakers and Philosophers (July 13, 2015)

Hent de Vries – Out of the Ordinary: The Everyday Revisited (July 20, 2015)

2014

Simon Critchley – Bowie (June 23, 2014)

Mark B. N. Hansen – Logics of Futurity, or on the Physicality of Media (June 30, 2014)

Michael W. Jennings – Toward the Apokatastatic Will: Media, Theology, and Politics in Walter Benjamin’s Late Work (July 15, 2014)

Christopher Newfield – What the Humanities are For—And Why We Should Stop Defending Them (July 8, 2014)

Annelise Riles – Exchanging Expectations: Finance, Neofascism, and Relationality in Post-Fukushima Japan (July 14, 2014)