2019-2020 Visiting Fellow Lecture: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
April 1, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Center East, Room 329, Cardinal Room
750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is a critic, theorist, translator, and activist. She is University Professor at Columbia University and a founding member of Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. She is one of the world’s most prominent literary and cultural theorists, whose work continues to influence a broad range of fields, from literary criticism and philosophy to postcolonial theory and feminism. She is author of In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics (1987), A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present (1999), and An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (2012), among many other landmark books and articles. In 2012, she received the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy; in 2013, she received the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards given by the Republic of India.
April 1, 2020 from 4 - 6 PM
“Learning From Mistakes: How A ‘marxist-feminist-deconstructivist’ Confronts the Paradox of Democracy”
Lecture location: Student Center East, Room 329, Cardinal Room
750 South Halsted
Gayatri Spivak Teaching Kit
The essays below are a broad sampling of Professor Spivak’s work. They are intended as an introduction for use in classes and reading groups in preparation for her visit to UIC on April 1 and 2.
Dec 10, 2019
Jan 17, 2020