Video Archive


Amy Villarejo, Zoom Out: Philosophy on Television


Marina Rustow, Archives in the Premodern Middle East and the Vestiges of Orientalism


Gary Tomlinson, Prospects for Evolutionary Humanities


Hent de Vries, Religion's Virtual Archive and the Sources of Philosophical Critique


Dagmar Herzog, Love, Money, Murder: Disability in Germany, 1900-1945


Anita Allen, Platform Governance: Race and Privacy

Karen Barad, Infinity, Nothingness, and the Un/doing of Self

Heather Love, From the Outside Looking In

Carolyn Rouse, Revisiting the Case Against Reparation

Haiping Yan, Other Cosmopolitans, China and Beyond

George Yancy, A Taste of Hemlock: White Racist Backlash


Hent de Vries, Director's Welcome

Stanley Fish, Senior Fellow

Heather Love, Senior Fellow


Matthew Engelke, Magic, Session 1

Matthew Engelke, Magic, Session 2


Caroline Levine, Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study, Session 1

Caroline Levine, Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study, Session 2


Marina Rustow, Epistemology of the Archive and the Practice of Archival History, Session 1

Marina Rustow, Epistemology of the Archive and the Practice of Archival History, Session 2


George Yancy, Whiteness and the Phenomenology of Racial Embodiment, full lecture


Heather Love, The Limits of Argument

Stanley Fish, Speaking in code: why what is intended is always what is said


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)

Cathy Caruth - Life and Death at the Site of Address (July 24, 2019)


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)

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)


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)


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)


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)


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)