Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event will be taped and can be viewed on the Deutsches Haus YouTube Channel later this fall.
Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Department of German at NYU present a talk by Slavoj Žižek, professor of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, who will speak on “Is Hegel Dead—Or Are We Dead in the Eyes of Hegel? A Hegelian View of the Present Age.”
Slavoj Žižek will be introduced by his mastress, Avital Ronell.
Slavoj Žižek, Ph.D., is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a visiting professor at a number of American Universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York University, University of Michigan). He obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Ljubljana studying Psychoanalysis. He also studied at the University of Paris. Slavoj Zizek is a cultural critic and philosopher who is internationally known for his innovative interpretations of Jacques Lacan. He is the author of The Indivisible Remainder; The Sublime Object of Ideology; The Metastases of Enjoyment; Looking Awry: Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture; The Plague of Fantasies and The Ticklish Subject.
Avital Ronell is a University Professor in the Humanities and in the Departments of German and Comparative Literature at New York University. Her research spans the fields of literary studies, psychoanalysis, feminist philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics. As Jacques Derrida Professor of Philosophy, she also teaches regularly at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Among her recent books are Loser Sons: Politics and Authority (University of Illinois Press, 2012); The Test Drive (University of Illinois Press, 2007); Stupidity (University of Illinois Press, 2003).
I am writing with regard to an upcoming lecture series in Italian Studies that may be of interest to students in Draper. Professor Gilles Pécout of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris is a Visiting Professor at NYU and will be giving a lecture series open to graduate students. The series is entitled Becoming Both Italian and Mediterranean: Fragments of a Political Discourse of the Mediterranean in 19th-Century Italy and will be held on four consecutive Mondays: March 31, April 7, April 14 and April 21. Attached please find a poster and brochure with more information. We ask that you please publicize this event to students in your department.
Professor Pécout will also be giving a public lecture entitled Fighting for Freedom in the Mediterranean: Italian international armed volunteers in Greece in 1897 next Tuesday, March 25th at 6 PM at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. More information can be found at this link: http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/node/1261
Department Administrator, Italian Studies
New York University
24 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 998-3859
Bethany Moreton, “Market Value and Family Values: Spiritual Dimensions of Neoliberal Economies”
February 24, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
80 Claremont, Room 101
The “revenge of God” –the unexpected resurgence of strong religion after World War II –was in part the story of spiritual responses to the feminization of work; the commodification of reproductive labor; the restructuring of the household; and the growth of “occult economies” whether they involve witchcraft, Ponzi schemes, or mortgage-backed securities. Many evangelical believers, for example, met the service economy with a renewed theological emphasis on Christian service, elevating reproduction—in the form of opposition to abortion and homosexuality–to its core issue during the very years that reproductive labor became the essential experience of work. Among some white-collar professionals, spiritual exercises and sexual discipline cultivated office virtues like concentration and “flow.” Similarly, the magical appearance and disappearance of wealth that accompanied the financialization of the global economy gave rise both to the sexually conservative Christian financial advice industries and to the various pro-natalist prosperity gospels flowering from Seoul to Kinshasa to Colorado Springs. Rather than a zero-sum showdown between “jihad and McWorld,” in other words, we might be witnessing their recombination in unexpected ways that ask us to consider how sexual conservatism organizes economic liberalism.
Bethany Moreton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. She is the author of To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise(Harvard University Press, 2009) and is a series editor for the Columbia University Press’s Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism.
Please join us!
Educating Harlem: Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community
“An Educator’s Commitment”: Harlem, Black Parents, and Teacher Unionism, 1930-2012
Public Lecture given by Jonna Perrillo, Author of Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity
Associate Professor, University of Texas at El Paso
Wednesday, February 5, 4-6pm
306 Russell Hall, Teachers College
Reception to follow
RSVP requested, but not required!