Judith Butler 2018: The Materiality of Mourning in the work of Doris Salcedo

Judith Butler: The Materiality of Mourning in the work of Doris Salcedo

“Judith Butler is quite simply one of the most probing, challenging, and influential thinkers of our time.”  —J.M. Bernstein, The New School for Social Research

Co-presented with the CalArts Aesthetics and Politics Program

Eminent American philosopher Judith Butler visits REDCAT to give the second of two CalArts lectures in connection with her residency at the School of Critical Studies' Aesthetics and Politics Program. Assembled under the general theme of interpreting non-violence, her talks will address the questions of "Critique, Crisis, and the Problem of Violence" and "The Materiality of Mourning in the work of Doris Salcedo". Butler has authored numerous influential books, among them Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Precarious Life.The Powers of Mourning and Violence (2004), and, more recently, Senses of the Subject and Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (both published in 2015). She is the Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at UC Berkeley and the Hannah Arendt Professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School.

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FRI 1/26
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff