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Voices: Susan Buck-Morss

Year One

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM
UIC Architecture and Design Studios, Room 1100
845 West Harrison Street

Susan Buck Morss

Join us as philosopher and intellectual historian Susan Buck-Morss presents "Year One," a discussion of her forthcoming publication of the same name . Susan Buck-Morss is Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center, NYC, where she is a core faculty member of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change. She is Professor Emeritus in the Government Department of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Her training is in continental theory, specifically, German critical philosophy and the Frankfurt School. Her work crosses disciplines, including art history, architecture, comparative literature, cultural studies, German studies, philosophy, history, and visual culture. 

She is currently writing a book on the philosophy of history. Her other publications include 100 Notes — 100 Thoughts: Notebook Nr. 4 for Documenta 13 with Emily Jacir; Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History; Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left; Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West; The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project; and The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and the Frankfurt Institute. She is on the editorial board of the prominent journals such as Diacritics, Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory, Constellations, and the Journal of Social Sciences, GC University Faisalabad, Pakistan.

This event is sponsored by the UIC Department of Art History and co-sponsored by the School of Architecture and the Department of English.