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Fred Moten: Gauss Seminars in Criticism

Fred Moten, New York University

February 27, 2019February 28, 2019 · Betts Auditorium

Humanities Council

The Spring 2019 Gauss Seminar in Criticism will be presented by Professor Fred Moten (NYU),  a poet and scholar whose work explores critical theory, black studies, and performance studies.

His visit, under the general title of “Poetics of Violence,” will comprise a public lecture on Wednesday, February  27 and a faculty seminar on Thursday, February 28.

Wednesday,  February 27, 5:00 PM – Betts Auditorium

Public Lecture:  “Transubstantiation and Cosubstantiality”

Thursday, February 28, 12:00 PM — Location TBA

Faculty Seminar: “Apposition and Deposition”

Open to Princeton faculty and graduate students. RSVP to both Andrew Cole (acole@princeton.edu) and Jeannine Pitarresi (jp16@princeton.edu)


Fred Moten is a poet and scholar working in black studies, poetics, and critical theory, and is Professor in the Department of Performance Studies in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003); Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works, 2009); B. Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010); The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions, 2014), The Little Edges (Wesleyan University Press, 2015), The Service Porch (Letter Machine Editions, 2016), and a three-volume collection of essays whose general title is consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017, 2018). Moten is also co-author, with Stefano Harney, of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2013) and A Poetics of the Undercommons (Sputnik and Fizzle, 2016); and, with Wu Tsang, Who touched me? (If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution, 2016).

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