Judith Butler Awarded French Chevalier

Congratulations to Fordham University Press author, Judith Butler!

Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and Berkeley’s Program of Critical Theory, where she served as founding director, received the formal honor from Consul General Pauline Carmona at ceremonies in San Francisco. Butler was awarded the diploma of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Cultural Ministry in 2013.

Her upcoming book, Senses of the Subject (Fordham University Press), publishes this Spring.

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Congratulations to Fordham University Press author, Judith Butler! Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and Berkeley’s Program of Critical Theory, where she served as founding director, received the formal honor from Consul General Pauline Carmona at … Full Story

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Fordham Press winner of French Voices Grand Prize

Fordham University Press is the recipient of three French Voices Awards including the grand prize for La Nostalgie by Barbara Cassin, translated by Pascale-Anne Brault. The prize amounts to $10,000—$6,000 for the publisher and $4,000 for the translator in addition to his/her fees.

The awards ceremony took place at the French Embassy (a.k.a. the Beaux-Arts Payne Whitney, designed by Stanford White) at 972 Fifth Avenue, across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are some memorable shots from the evening. . .

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Fordham University Press is the recipient of three French Voices Awards including the grand prize for La Nostalgie by Barbara Cassin, translated by Pascale-Anne Brault. The prize amounts to $10,000—$6,000 for the publisher and $4,000 for the translator in addition to his/her … Full Story

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NYT Interview: Judith Butler on Race

Opinionator | The Stone
What’s Wrong With ‘All Lives Matter’?
By GEORGE YANCY and JUDITH BUTLER | JANUARY 12, 2015

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with philosophers on race that I am conducting for The Stone. This week’s conversation is with Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the department of comparative literature and the program of critical theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of numerous influential books, including “Dispossession: The Performative in the Political,” which she co-authored with Athena Athanasiou. She will publish a book on public assemblies with Harvard University Press this year. — George Yancy

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Judith Butler is also the author of Giving An Account of Oneself (Fordham University Press) and her forthcoming book, Senses of the Subject (Fordham University Press) publishes in March 2015.

Opinionator | The Stone What’s Wrong With ‘All Lives Matter’? By GEORGE YANCY and JUDITH BUTLER | JANUARY 12, 2015 This is the fifth in a series of interviews with philosophers on race that I am conducting for The Stone. … Full Story

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The Lure of New York City

In Walking New York: Reflections of American Writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole, Stephen Miller talks about how New York has been a magnet city for writers, painters, dancers, musicians, financiers, and tramps. It has also been a magnet city for students from all over the world.

Gao Mengzei, who came from China, recently told a New Yorker reporter: “I knew I wanted to come to New York, and Columbia was the only school in the city I knew the name of.” But her first impression of New York was not a good one. “People always ask ‘What’s your first impression of New York? and they never like my response when I say it’s big fat rats!’”

Stephen Miller is a freelance writer and the author of five books, including Conversation: A History of a Declining Art. His articles on literary, political, and cultural questions have appeared in many journals in the United States and Great Britain, including The American Scholar, The Times Literary Supplement, Partisan Review, and Sewanee Review, among others. He has an M.A. in English from Yale and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Rutgers.

Read more…‘Over and Out’, The New Yorker, 10/13/14.

In Walking New York: Reflections of American Writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole, Stephen Miller talks about how New York has been a magnet city for writers, painters, dancers, musicians, financiers, and tramps. It has also been a magnet … Full Story

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