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Rebranding Sovereignty in the Age of Trump

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Friday, May 12 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Reception to follow Humanities Instructional Building 135


Eric Santner, Philip and Ida Romberg Distinguished Service Professor in Modern Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago, will deliver the 2017 Koehn Public Lecture in Critical Theory. Santner’s lecture will extend his engagement with the Foucauldian genealogy of power – from sovereign, to disciplines, to biopower, to liberal governmentality- to the present moment. 


About the Speaker


Professor Santner’s books include: Friedrich Holderlin: Narrative Vigilance and the Poetic Imagination; Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany; My Own Private Germany: Daniel Paul Schreber’s Secret History of Modernity; On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig; On Creaturely Life: Rilke, Benjamin, Sebald; The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology (with Slavoj Zizek and Kenneth Reinhard); The Royal Remains: The People’s Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty. He edited the German Library Series volume of works by Friedrich Holderlin and co-edited with Moishe Postone, Catastrophe and Meaning: The Holocaust and the Twentieth Century. His work has been translated into German, Spanish, French, Korean, Hebrew, Polish, Italian, and Portuguese. Eric Santner delivered the Tanner Lectures in Human Values at UC Berkeley in the spring of 2014, published as The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Theology.


Friday, May 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm