Jacques Lezra, "The Idea of a University in the Age of its Formal Reproducibility"
Department: Comparative LiteratureDate and Time: October 21, 2016 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Event Location: HG 1030
Details to follow.
About the University & State Research Cluster:
Emerging from a grad-initiated reading group on “The idea of the university and its histories”, this research cluster attempts to push questions about the university as an institution, as an idea, as a model and symptom of various iterations of the state, and as rhizomatic histories of institutions and ideas, spanning geographic and intellectual traditions but never in simple or obvious ways, that ought to be engaged as such. Although in part provoked by rhetoric of crisis, the group aims to excavate existing discussion that privileges consideration of the relation between the university and the state and to further this line of inquiry through guest lectures, collective reading and writing, and by highlighting work across the UC system that emboldens theoretical exploration, especially in conjunction with efforts to interrogate the history, legacy, and politics of public institutions around the globe.