Judith Butler: Understanding Society

22 May 2013, 17:00 - 18:30

West Road Concert Hall

CRASSH Understanding Society lecture series supported by the Thriplow Charitable Trust

Judith Butler (Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley; Mellon CDI Visiting Fellow at CRASSH) gives the final lecture in CRASSH's Understanding Society series from her unique perspective of feminism, philosophy and language. 

Video available (Raven access, for Cambridge University only). 

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About Judith Butler

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and the Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1984 on the French Reception of Hegel. Judith Butler is the author of Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France (Columbia University Press, 1987), Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (Routledge, 1990), Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex” (Routledge, 1993), The Psychic Life of Power: Theories of Subjection (Stanford University Press, 1997), Excitable Speech (Routledge, 1997), Antigone’s Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death (Columbia University Press, 2000), Precarious Life: Powers of Violence and Mourning (2004); Undoing Gender (2004), Who Sings the Nation-State?: Language, Politics, Belonging (with Gayatri Spivak in 2008), Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? (2009), and two recent co-authored volumes: Is Critique Secular? (2009) and The Power of Religion in Public Life (2011).  She is also active in gender and sexual politics and human rights, anti-war politics, and Jewish Voice for Peace. She is presently the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities.

 

 

Poster image from Flickr creative commons by HowardLake

 

 

 

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