This series is part of Department of English Records, 1906 -- 2016
Dates: 2016-11-17 -- 2016-11-18
Call Number: UA074.003
Size: 10 Digital Object(s), 35 Gigabytes
This series contains material related to events sponsored by the English Department.
This series is arranged chronologically.
This series is open for research.
Some of the materials from this collection are available online. Not all materials have necessarily been digitized.
Reflections on the Election of Trump 2016-11-17
One week after Donald Trump's election as president of the United States, Alain Badiou discusses the implications of this unexpected and, for many people, frightening result. He places it in the context of world politics since the 1980s, explaining Trump as a symptom of the failure to imagine a real alternative to global capitalism.
'Modern' Art and 'Contemporary' Art: A False Distinction? 2016-11-18
Alain Badiou argues that the distinction between modern art and contemporary art should be replaced by one between modern art and a new classicism. His lecture focuses on Picasso's painting "Guernica" and César Vallejo's poem "Spain, Take This Cup from Me."
Toward a Revival of Pan-Africanism 2016-11-18
Cécile Winter discusses French neo-colonialism in Africa and strategies for resisting it. She draws on the philosophy of Alain Badiou and makes connections to the Chinese cultural revolution.