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2011 Mary Flexner Lecturer: Judith Butler

November 18, 2011
by Elly Truitt
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Mis-alliances

Butler's second Flexner lecture, Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street, discussed the power of alliances, especially "queer alliances" to disrupt and challenge the chokehold of neo-liberal policies and politics. When people come together in public spaces in … Continue reading

November 17, 2011
by Jessica Lee
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Public Square

Judith Butler’s discussion of Hannah Arendt’s theory of the "space of appearance" is incredibly timely with the movements happening around the world this year, and with Occupy Wall Street protestors being forced out of Zuccotti Park on Tuesday morning. In … Continue reading