A CPCT Public Lecture and Symposium
Samuel Weber (Northwestern University)
"Singularity, Individuality, and the Delimitation of Life"
3pm-6pm — Public Lecture and Symposium
With responses from:
Josh Cohen (Goldsmiths)
Martin Crowley (Cambridge)
Paul Davies (Sussex)
Samuel Weber is an American philosopher and one of the leading thinkers across the disciplines of literary theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. He is the Paul de Man Chair at The European Graduate School / EGS, as well as the Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities and the co-director of the Paris Program in Critical Theory at Northwestern University. Weber studied with Paul de Man and Theodor W. Adorno, whose book, Prisms, he co-translated into English. The translation of, and introduction to Theodor Adorno's most important book of cultural criticism helped define the way in which the work of the Frankfurt School would be read and understood in the English-speaking world. Professor Weber has also published books on Balzac, Lacan, and Freud as well as on the relation of institutions and media to interpretation. In the 1980s he worked in Germany as a “dramaturge” in theater and opera productions. Out of the confrontation of that experience with his work in critical theory came the book, Theatricality as Medium, published in 2004 by Fordham University Press. In 2005 he published Targets of Opportunity: On the Militarization of Thinking, also at Fordham. His most recent book has been published in French under the title, Inquiétantes singularités (Disquieting Singularities). Translations of his writings into Chinese and Korean are currently in preparation. His current research projects include "Toward a Politics of Singularity" and "The Uncanny".
Josh Cohen is Professor of Modern Literary Theory in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Martin Crowley is Reader in Modern French Thought and Culture and Fellow of Queen's College at the University of Cambridge.
Paul Davies is Reader in Philosophy and Co-Director of the Centre for Literature and Philosophy at the University of Sussex.
Dates & times
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|17 Nov 2017||3:00pm - 6:00pm|
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