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Sex, Politics, and Judith Butler at NYU

A few days ago, I happened upon a letter of August 17 in the Chronicle of Higher Education calling upon Professor Judith Butler to step down as president-elect of the Modern Language Association. I ... read more

I Worked With Avital Ronell. I Believe Her Accuser.

A letter to NYU’s president, Andrew Hamilton, a draft of which leaked in June, argued that Avital’s “brilliant scholarship” qualified her for special treatment. The 51 signatories included giants of ... read more

Nuance in sexual politics

What has complicated matters, however, is that more than 50 academics, including eminent feminists led by the iconic gender theorist Judith Butler, have rallied around Ms. Ronell. In a letter to the ... read more

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When a woman is accused of sexual misconduct: The strange case of Avital Ronell

Those details and others in the Times article led Judith Butler, a professor at UC Berkeley and perhaps the world’s most prominent gender studies scholar, to back away rapidly from virtually ... read more


What should feminists say about the Ronell case?

As the authors of a petition calling for Judith ... at NYU, hasn’t even conceded as much as Butler. Žižek wrote an article defending his decision to sign on to the defense letter, in which he ... read more

Female NYU Professor Suspended For Sexually Harassing Male Student

(Though it covers all sex discrimination ... including leading feminist and gender theorist Judith Butler and philosopher Slavoj Zizek, sent a strongly-worded letter to NYU defending Ronell. "Although ... read more

Philosopher Judith Butler to deliver Tanner Lectures on 'Interpreting Non-Violence'

“Interpreting Non-Violence” will be the theme of the 2016 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, which will be delivered by Judith Butler ... On the Discursive Limits of “Sex” (1993); “Excitable Speech: A ... read more

New study shows differences between male and female brains in utero

“The present study demonstrates for the first time that development of fetal brain FC varies with sex,” the researchers wrote ... Sax noted in his Psychology Today article that academics such as ... read more

What Happens When It’s #HimToo?

Judith Butler, the well-known feminist scholar and president-elect of the Modern Language Association, rallied to Ronell’s defense, drafting a letter to NYU (eventually signed ... By this logic, laws ... read more

Jason Robert Brown, Lisa Kron, Tony Kushner and More Set for SKIRBALL TALKS Series

SKIRBALL TALKS, a new series presented by NYU Skirball, will feature two evenings of conversations with renowned theater artists, including: Jason Robert Brown, Lisa Kron ... guests include Slavoj ... read more

Queer and Then?

The label, after all, came into circulation only after the major theoretical innovations that defined it—in the work of Michel Foucault, Gayle Rubin, Leo Bersani, the early Sedgwick, Judith Butler ... ... read more



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