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Fall 2006

Friday, September 22
"The Right to Have Rights (Four and a Half Remarks)" and
"The Right Not to Use Rights: Human Rights
and the Structure of Judgments."
Werner Hamacher
New York University Visiting Professor
University of Frankfurt

Tuesday, October 3
"Technologies of Intimacy: State Biopower and Civil Diplomacy
in South Korea's Overseas Adoption Program"
Eleana Kim
UCLA Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
New York University, Department of Anthropology

Tuesday, October 17
"Dramaturging the Continents"
Duca Knezevic
Director of Literary Services, Playwrights Foundation

Tuesday, October 24
"The Claims of Modern African Fiction"
Professor Olakunle George
Brown University, Department of English

Tuesday, October 31
"Staging the Exceptional Historian in Saltillo, Mexico"
Professor Patricia Ybarra
Brown University, Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance

Tuesday, November 7
"Towards a Social Explanation for the Formation of
Christian Anti-Judaism"
Professor Stanley Stowers
Brown University, Department of Religious Studies

Tuesday, November 14
"Is Anything Owed for What Was Done? Reparations for
Injustices to Previous Generations"
Rahul Kumar
Princeton University, Center for Human Values Fellow
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21
"What Happened to American Culture during the Korean War
and What Did It Have to Do with Race?"
Professor Daniel Kim
Brown University, Department of English

Tuesday, November 28
"Contextualizing the Jewish Joke: Anti-Semitism and
Liberal Politics in Late Nineteenth-Century Hungary"
Professor Mary Gluck
Brown University, Department of History

Tuesday, December 5
"In the Absence of Authority: Satirizing the Visionary Tradition
in Chaucer's House of Fame"
Jessica Barr
Cogut Center Graduate Fellow
Brown University, Department of Comparative Literature

Tuesday, December 12
"Contradiction and Consent in Kant's Ethics"
Michael Rohlf
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Brown University, Department of Philosophy

Spring 2007

Tuesday, January 30
"The Rights of the Stateless: A Case in Point"
Judith Butler
Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, February 20
"The Library in the Desert of the Real"
Christine Evans
Cogut Center Graduate Fellow
Brown University, Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance

Tuesday, March 6
"The Active Reader in Classical Antiquity"
Professor David Konstan
Brown University, Department of Classics

Tuesday, March 13
"Satire and Pseudoethnography: the 18th-Century Oriental Tale as Investigative Modality"
Srinivas Aravamudan
Brown University, NEH Fellow, John Carter Brown Library
Duke University, Department of English

Tuesday, March 20
"The Matter of Mind: Reason and Experience in the Age of Descartes"
Christopher Braider
Brown University, Visiting Professor, Comparative Literature
University of Colorado, Boulder, French and Comparative Literature

Tuesday, April 3
"Where Cyborg Anthropology Meets God"
Sherine Hamdy
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Brown University, Department of Anthropology

Tuesday, April 10
"On Sentiment and the Sublime in the 18th Century"
Professor Zachary Sng
Brown University, Department of German Studies

Tuesday, April 24
"Identification in Psychoanalysis"
Professor Bernard Reginster
Brown University, Department of Philosophy

Tuesday, May 1
"Shame as Form"
Professor Timothy Bewes
Brown University, Department of English