Thursday, February 3, 2011, 3:30-5:30 PM
Susan Buck-Morss, Cornell University
Inheriting Culture: History in a Communist Mode
Susan Buck-Morss is Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Theory in the Department of Government, and a member of the graduate fields of German Studies and History of Art at Cornell University. The recipient of prestigious awards, she is the author of seminal studies in literary theory, visual culture, philosophy and political thought, including TheOrigin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt Institute, The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project, and most recently, Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History.
The lecture is part of the MLC Lecture Series 2010-2011 and sponsored by the Canada Research Chairs program.