The Stanley Fish Lecture (2005-2011)

Stanley Fish in Audience

The Stanley Fish Lecture was a bi-yearly lecture given in honor of Stanley Fish, Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIC. These lectures featured renowned public intellectuals.

Below, you will find links to media resources for the 2009 and 2011 lectures - featuring Judith Butler and Slavoj Žižek, respectively - as well as a full list of speakers from 2005-2011.

Full List of Lectures (2005-2011)

2011: Slavoj Žižek, Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. “Freedom in the Clouds: What is Possible and What is Impossible Today”

2009: Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor, Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley. “Frames of War”

2007: Stephen Greenblatt, University Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. “Shakespeare and the Limits of Hatred.”

2005: Fredric Jameson, Director of the Institute for Critical Theory, William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages, Duke University. “How to Fulfill a Wish”

Slavoj Žižek "Freedom in the Clouds" (2011)

Judith Butler "Frames of War" (2009)