Lectures and Conferences

Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

 "Caliban in the work of Silvio Torres-Saillant"
Paget Henry (Sociology, Brown)
Monday, October 18
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Alexander Library Teleconference Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Lecture series showcasing current debates and innovative scholarship on Caribbean studies.  Some of the topics addressed by the guest lecturers are the black Caribbean, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature, culture and Caribbean thought, queer and gender studies.  These conferences are linked to a Comparative Literature undergraduate/graduate course (01:195:480:01 and 195:519:01) entitled “Coloniality of Diasporas in Caribbean Literature” that analyzes the links between colonialism and coerced or voluntary displacements in the French, Anglo and Hispanic Caribbean.
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Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

 "The Subject of Rights"
Sibylle Fischer (Spanish and Portuguese, New York University)
Monday, September 20
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Alexander Library Teleconference Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Lecture series showcasing current debates and innovative scholarship on Caribbean studies.  Some of the topics addressed by the guest lecturers are the black Caribbean, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature, culture and Caribbean thought, queer and gender studies.  These conferences are linked to a Comparative Literature undergraduate/graduate course (01:195:480:01 and 195:519:01) entitled “Coloniality of Diasporas in Caribbean Literature” that analyzes the links between colonialism and coerced or voluntary displacements in the French, Anglo and Hispanic Caribbean.
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"The Politics of the Common" - A Lecture by Michael Hardt

"The Politics of the Common"
A lecture by Professor Michael Hardt

 
    Thursday, February 18, 2010
     4:30 p.m.
     Teleconference Lecture Hall
     Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue
     New Brunswick, NJ
    "The Politics of the Common"

 

 Michael Hardt is a Professor of Literature and Italian at Duke University.  He has written recently on globalization and its economic, legal, political and social aspects, as well as its relationship to the metropolis.  With Antonio Negri, Hardt has co-written Empire (2000), Multitude (2004) and recently published Commonwealth (2009).

Why This World

WHY THIS WORLD
A Biography of Clarice Lispector
By Benjamin Moser                                                    
why this world
November 5, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Art History Hall
Room 100
Douglass Campus

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Leo Bersani Lecture

Leo Bersani
University of California, Berkeley


Ardent Masturbation
(Descartes, Freud, et al.) Bersani 28

Introduced by David Kurnick
 
Monday, October 26, 2009 | 4:30 PM 

Alexander Library
Teleconference Lecture Hall
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

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