Lunch Discussion with Lisa Ruddick: “When Nothing is Cool”

Jan 27, 2017
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Open to current graduate students and faculty. Lunch will be provided.

"I believe that the progressive fervor of the humanities, while it reenergized inquiry in the 1980s and has since inspired countless valid lines of inquiry, masks a second-order complex that is all about the thrill of destruction. In the name of critique, anything except critique can be invaded or denatured. This is the game of academic cool."

Join Professor Lisa Ruddick for a discussion of the nature of critique and the sense of the self among scholars in the humanities from her recent article "When Nothing is Cool."