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Gauss Seminars in Criticism: Catherine Malabou

Catherine Malabou, Kingston University

Tue, 2/13Wed, 2/14 · 101 McCormick

Humanities Council

The Humanities Council’s Gauss Seminars in Criticism will feature Professor Catherine Malabou (Kingston University). During her two-day visit Malabou will present her latest research under the general title of “Epigenetic Philosophy.”

Tuesday, February 13 at 5:00 PM | 101 McCormick

Lecture: “Floating Signifiers Revisited: Post-Structuralism Meets Neurolinguistics”

Wednesday, February 14 at 12:00 PM | TBD

Seminar: “Transcendental Biology”:

In this seminar, Malabou extends the claims both of her Gauss lecture and her recent book, Before Tomorrow, Epigenesis and Rationality. To reserve a seat, please email both Andrew Cole (acole@princeton.edu) and Barbara Leavey (blleavey@princeton.edu). Admission will be on a rolling basis, with seats saved for members of the Princeton University community before opening up to members of the public.  The location of the seminar will be communicated to all registrants a week beforehand. Lunch will be provided.

Catherine Malabou is a Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, as well as Professor in Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies at the University of California—Irvine, and fellow at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee. On the publication of such works as The Future of Hegel: Plasticity, Temporality and Dialectic (2004; Paris, 1996); What Should We Do With Our Brain? (2009; Paris, 2004), and Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing: Dialectic, Destruction, Deconstruction (2009; Paris, 2005), Professor Malabou became internationally recognized for her interdisciplinary work on “plasticity” in domains ranging from aesthetics and psychoanalysis to contemporary biology and neuroscience.

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