A cross-ethnic dialogue on the challenges of negotiating racial politics in experimental arts between Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, playwrightand the founder and artistic director of the Fulcrum Theater, and Young Jean Lee, playwright, founder and Artistic Director of
Avant-garde filmmaker Silvia Kolbowski converses with feminist/psychoanalytic critic Emily Apter on the confluences of trauma, human rights, and the politics of aesthetics. Co-sponsored by the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Filmmaker Isaac Julien screens two new films: one reflects on the social and political changes of contemporary Shanghai and their impact on the environment; the other on the relation between humanity and nature in an instance of disaster. Followed by a convers
A dramatic reenactment of the historic trial, performed by Princeton undergraduates and written by the Honorable Judge Denny Chin, US Court of Appeals. Followed by comments from and conversation with the judge on the legal legacy of the Yasui Trial or constitutional debates tod
Founder of experimental performance company The Builders Association Marianne Weems and theater scholar Shannon Jackson discuss their collaboration across the divide between art and scholarship.
Editor-in-Chief of Nature magazine Philip Campbell joins bioethics scholar Charis Thompson in a debate about the relationship between the idea of “pure science” and the ethical, racial, and gender politics of scientific inquiry, highlighting the importance
Poet and scholar Anne Carson collaborate with three dancers from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in a performance of words and movements. Co-sponsored by the Program in Theatre and Dance and the Center for Human Values
Historian Joan Scott meets legal scholar Julie Suk to explore how the politics of the veil in French anti-discrimination laws might help American legal and academic systems rethink what constitutes freedom.
Constitutional scholar Kenji Yoshino converses with literature professor Anne A.
Novelist and poet Yvette Christian meets with literary scholar Saidiya Hartman to discuss how creative writers versus scholars use and confront historical knowledge in the archive, especially when confronted by archives haunted by “missing” peoples. Co-sponsored