January 23, 2015

Judith Butler, Theorist-in-Residence, lectures

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Design: David Chathas, 2014. Digital print, 12
x 18 inches (originally 18 x 24 inches).

This spring, the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts is delighted to welcome 2015 Theorist-in-Residence, philosopher Judith Butler. As Theorist-in-Residence, Professor Butler will give four lectures, all free and open to the public. Assembled under the title of “Demonstrating Precarity: Vulnerability, Embodiment, and Resistance,” her talks will address questions of political dissent, protest, resistance and violence in light of recent events in the United States and abroad.

Lecture 1: “From Performativity to Precarity/Acts of Resistance”
West Hollywood Public Library, Council Chambers
Friday, January 23, 7pm

Lecture 2: “‘We, the People': Thoughts on Public Assembly”
CalArts campus
Friday, January 30, 7pm

Lecture 3: “Vulnerability and Resistance”
Wednesday, March 4, 8:30pm

Lecture 4: “Interpreting Non-Violence”
CalArts campus
Friday, March 6, 7pm

Judith Butler is the author of numerous influential books, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Precarious Life. The Powers of Mourning and Violence (2004) and, most recently, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (2013). She is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California Berkeley.

The MA Aesthetics and Politics offers a one-year degree that encourages interrogations of the arts and politics in an expanded field. Students specialize in Critical Theory, Global Studies, or Media and Urban Studies and get up close and personal with key contemporary artists and thinkers.

We are currently accepting applications for fall 2015. Apply here.

Financial aid packages are available in the form of scholarships, grants, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.

For general questions, or to schedule an information session, please contact Admissions Counselor Seth Blake at [email protected] or T +1 661 253 7716.

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