Forthcoming Book Talks: Critique & Praxis (2020)

September 19, 2020 ~ Book Launch

October 12, 2020 ~ A Conversation with Renata Salecl

Illusions and Ignorance: A Critique

Do we live in a post-truth era or have we always thrived on ignorance and illusions?

Join Professors Renata Salecl and Bernard E. Harcourt for a conversation on the important role of belief and denial in contemporary Western society.

Monday, October 12, 2020
2:00pm EDT / 7:00pm BST

Please register for the event here.
This event will be held online.

October 14, 2020 ~ New Book Series, Heyman Center

New Books in the Arts & Sciences

Wednesday, October 14, 2020Virtual Event from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

Information here.

About the Speakers:

Martin Saar is Professor of Social Philosophy at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main. His published works include Die Immanenz der Macht. Politische Theorie nach Spinoza and Genealogie als Kritik. Geschichte und Theorie des Subjekts nach Nietzsche und Foucault.

Karuna Mantena is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. She is the author of Alibis of Empire: Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism, among other published works. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled “Gandhi’s Realism: Means and Ends in Politics.”

Michael Taussig is Class of 1933 Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. He is the author of Palma Africana, The Corn Wolf, and What Color is the Sacred? among other published works.

Lydia Liu is Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and Director of Columbia University’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Her published works include The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious, and The Clash of Empires: The Invention of China in Modern World Making. Most recently, she has collaborated with Wan Shiguo on publishing Natural Justice & Equity, the first annotated edition of the complete sets of Tianyi and Hengbao.