Samuel Weber

Samuel Weber: What Is A Literary Image? Remarks on Visibility, Invisibility and Divisibility

with Sande Cohen and James Wiltgen

"Sam Weber has long been one of the most significant and original thinkers on the international scene." Gerhard Richter, UC Davis

Co-presented with the CalArts graduate Aesthetics and Politics Program.

One of America's foremost literary and media critics gives a wide-ranging disquisition that touches on subjects in aesthetic criticism, critical theory and contemporary politics--including a discussion of his landmark study of Walter Benjamin. A student of Paul de Man and Theodor Adorno, Weber is the Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities at Northwestern University and co-director of the Northwestern's Paris Program in Critical Theory. He has published works on Balzac, Lacan and Freud; co-translated Adorno's Prisms and Jacques Derrida's Limited Inc.; and served as dramaturge for theater and opera productions in Germany, leading to a comprehensive study entitled Theatricality as Medium. His most recent publications engage the politics of "The War on Terror" in Targets of Opportunity: On the Militarization of Thinking and the complex, multifaceted Benjaminian oeuvre in Benjamin's-abilities--issued by Harvard University Press last year. Weber's talk is introduced by Sande Cohen and James Wiltgen.

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THUR 5/14
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff