Wednesday, March 18 at 4:30 p.m.
Tribble Hall, Room C216
Reception follows in Ammons Lounge
Sponsored by the Dean Family FundLiving in Ellipsis: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life
Dr. Lauren Berlant, a George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago, will discuss “being in life without wanting the world” while considering works by Claudia Rankine (Don’t Let Me Be Lonely), the novel and film A Single Man (Christopher Isherwood, 1964; Tom Ford, 2009), and works by Harryette Mullen (Sleeping with the Dictionary). The talk will examine the aesthetics and a subjectivity shaped on one side by suicide and on the other by a life drive.
Made possible by the Dean Family fund.