Upcoming Events

  • Dancing in a Posthuman World: Material Bodies and New Alliances

    Marta Segarra, Research Professor, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France; Professor of Gender Studies and French Studies at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; Visiting Scholar, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, UC Berkeley

    • 05 September, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
  • Introduction by Judith Butler Maxine Elliot Professor, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley Co-Director, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs Response by Carla Freccero Professor, Literature, History of Consciousness, and Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz Marta Segarra’s lecture will consider how some beings are relegated to the external margins of the community and reduced to an anonymous […]

  • The Scandal of the Human

    Christopher Peterson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University

    • 14 September, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
  • According to many scholars of the nonhuman turn, the scandal of theory lies in its failure to decenter the human. The real scandal, however, is that we keep trying. Do we not risk denying the human—or rather the persistence of its phantasm—in our enthusiasm to mark a decisive “turn” toward the nonhuman? I argue that […]

  • Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

    Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature, Duke University

    • 26 October, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • 370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
  • We continue to witness each year the eruption of “leaderless” social movements.  From North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia, movements have left journalists, political analysts, police forces, and governments disoriented and perplexed.  Activists too have struggled to understand and evaluate the power and effectiveness of horizontal movements.  Why have the […]