Event | Book Launch: Bodies That Still Matter: Critical Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler
Edited by Annemie Halsema, Katja Kwastek and Roel van den Oever | Amsterdam University Press 2021
21 September 2021, 20.00 CEST
Bodies That Still Matter: Critical Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler
Keywords: Performativity, precarity, speech, bodies, psychic life
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Since the appearance of her early-career bestseller Gender Trouble in 1990, American philosopher Judith Butler is one of the most influential thinkers in academia. Her work addresses numerous socially pertinent topics such as gender normativity, political speech, media representations of war, the democratic power of assembling bodies, and the force of nonviolence. The volume Bodies That Still Matter: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler brings together essays from scholars across academic disciplines who apply, reflect on, and further Butler’s ideas in their own research.
It includes a new essay by Butler herself, from which it takes its title. Organized around four key themes in Butler’s scholarship – performativity, speech, precarity, and assembly – the volume offers an excellent introduction to the contemporary relevance of Butler’s thinking, a multi-perspectival approach to key topics of contemporary critical theory, and a testimony to the vibrant interdisciplinary discourses characterizing much of today’s humanities research.
With contributions by Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Eyo Ewara, Erika Fischer-Lichte, Tingting Hui, Jean-Luc Nancy, Julia Peetz, Roel van den Oever, Noa Roei, Carmen Schuhmann, Friederike Sigler, Simon van der Weele, Adriana Zaharijević.
Annemie Halsema is associate professor of Philosophy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Katja Kwastek is professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Roel van den Oever is assistant professor of English Literature at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Tuesday 21 September 2021 | 20:00 CEST
Please register for this event via https://tinyurl.com/3d2k9aa3
During the book launch, next to an introduction by the editors, several of the authors will give pitches on their contributions. Judith Butler will be present to respond to the book.
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