On "Rebranding Sovereignty in the Age of Trump." Wednesday, May 10, 4 pm, Mosher Alumni House, Henley Board Room.

The Department of Germanic and Slavic cordially invites you to a lecture by
Eric Santner, University of Chicago: Rebranding Sovereignty in the Age of Trump Wednesday, May 10, 4 pm, Mosher Alumni House, Henley Board Room

This talk will explore how leaders like Donald Trump figure in the genealogy of sovereignty, biopolitics, and neoliberlism presented by Foucault in his lectures on biopolitics, and taken up by political theorists in recent years.
Eric L. Santner is the Philip and Ida Romberg Distinguished Service Professor in Modern Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. His books include: Friedrich Hölderlin: Narrative Vigilance and the Poetic Imagination; Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany; My Own Private Germany: Daniel Paul Schreber's Secret History of Modernity; On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig; On Creaturely Life: Rilke, Benjamin, Sebald; The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology (with S. Žižek and K. Reinhard); The Royal Remains: The People’s Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty; and most recently The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy.

Co-sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program.


date of event: 

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 16:00


Mosher Alumni House, Henley Board Room