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Tales of the 1940s: A Conversation between Werner Sollors and Françoise Meltzer

Coeditor Françoise Meltzer and Werner Sollors discuss Sollors’s The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s (2014). Read Sollors’s “‘Better to Die by Them than for Them'”: Carl Schmitt Reads ‘Benito Cereno'” in the Winter 2020 issue of Critical Inquiry.

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All That Heaven Allows: Robert Pippin and Tom Gunning Discuss the Work of Douglas Sirk

Robert Pippin and Tom Gunning discuss Douglass Sirk’s film All That Heaven Allows (1955).  Pippin’s “Love and Class in Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows” was published in the Summer 2019 issue of Critical Inquiry. 

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Bruno Latour and Dipesh Chakrabarty: Geopolitics and the “Facts” of Climate Change

Bruno Latour and Dipesh Chakrabarty visited WB202 to discuss new “questions of concern” and the fight over “facts” and climate change in the world after Trump’s election. Latour and Timothy Lenton’s “Extending the Domain of Freedom, or Why Gaia Is So Hard to Understand” appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Critical Inquiry. Chakrabarty’s “The Planet: An Emergent Humanist Category” is forthcoming in Autumn 2019.

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Catherine Malabou on Life: A Critical Inquiry Interview

Catherine Malabou stopped by the office of Critical Inquiry for a short and informal audio interview during her visit to the University of Chicago two years ago. We talked about her two CI essays, her book Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality (2017), and her work in progress.

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Davidson and His Interlocutors, Part 2: An Interview with Arnold I. Davidson

Coeditor Richard Neer interviews Arnold Davidson about, among other things, his writing on music. This interview expands on the work featured in “Davidson and His Interlocutors,” a Winter 2019 special issue of Critical Inquiry. This is the second part of a two-part interview.

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Davidson and His Interlocutors, Part 1: An Interview with Arnold I. Davidson

Coeditor Richard Neer interviews Arnold Davidson about the history of his scholarship and research (including a fortuitous encounter with Michel Foucault). This interview expands on the work featured in “Davidson and His Interlocutors,” a Winter 2019 special issue of Critical Inquiry. This is the first part of a two-part interview.

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Dipesh Chakrabarty: Looking Back to “The Climate of History: Four Theses”

Consulting Editor Dipesh Chakrabarty stopped by the office to discuss his 2009 Critical Inquiry essay, the emergence of the Anthropocene, the end of the world, and the future of theory. Listen to the podcast and visit our website to read “The Climate of History: Four Theses” (Winter 2009).

 

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