2016 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecture featuring Bruno Latour. Professor Latour - Does the Body Politic Need a New Body?
The English Department cordially invites you to attend the 2016 Yusko
Ward-Phillips Lecture featuring Bruno Latour. Professor Latour's
lecture, titled "Does the Body Politic Need a New Body?", will take
place at 6:30 pm, this Thursday, November 3, in the McKenna Hall
Professor Latour is director of Médialab Sciences Po, Paris, and
Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. Recent books
include On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods (2009); Reassembling
the Social: An introduction to Actor-Network Theory (2005); and
Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy (2004).
Professor Latour has a particular gift for framing the complex in
trenchant terms that clarify them for a broad audience. Professor
Latour’s efforts to reach others have transported him outside the
academy—involving him in the production of numerous art installations,
re-enactments, MOOC’s, and digital humanities projects.
Past Yusko Ward-Phillips lecturers include Elie Wiesel, Cornel West,
Terry Eagleton, Edward Said, Seamus Heaney, Margaret Atwood, and
Judith Butler. Professor Latour's appearance is funded by the Yusko
Endowment for Excellence in English. Additional sponsors include the
Department of American Studies; the Department of Anthropology; the
Department of History; the Department of Philosophy; the Department of
Political Science; the Department of Romance Languages and
Literatures; and the Department of Theology; the Kroc Institute for
International Peace Studies; the Nanovic Institute for European
Studies; and the Program of Liberal Studies.