Summer semester Spinoza; Freud, Beckett, and other upcoming plans

“WHY SPINOZA”
RAUL ESTABAN DE PABLOS ESCALANTE, (Professor of Philosophy, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus, College of Humanities, Philosophy Department). Professor Escalante is joining us this summer as a visiting research faculty at Critical Theory and the Arts.

In the SERIOUS TIMES LECTURE SERIES…
“Freud on the Dialectic of Enlightenment: The Origins of the Civilizational Tendency toward Barbarism” with BRIAN KLOPPENBERG (Psychoanalyst. International Psychoanalytic Institute for Training and Research, New York City)

“A SOLIDARITY OF SELF-INFLICTION”: The Rise of Human Capital, Transformed Labor and New Impediments to Social Action.” A Colloquium with Professor RICHARD GREENWALD (Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Professor of History), Jeremy Cohan (NYU) and Robert Hullot-Kentor (Chair, Critical Theory and the Arts)

SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM
BADIOU/ADORNO
SHUDDER/EVENT
BECKETT/STEIN
Professors BARBARA A. WILL (Professor of English and Associate Dean, Dartmouth College); JEAN-MICHEL RABATE (Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania; a founder and curator of Slought Foundation in Philadelphia; president of the American Samuel Beckett Studies Association); JEREMY COHAN (Sociology, NYU); JAMIESON WEBSTER (New School for Social Research and Psychoanalyst); ROBERT HULLOT-KENTOR, (Chair, Critical Theory and the Arts).

DEVELOPMENTS IN CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION
IMRI TALGAM, Pianist
Talgam is the winner of the 11th Concours International de Piano d’Orléans, in which he received 1st prize, as well as the Denisov prize and the Claude Helffer prize. Talgam’s performances of contemporary music with various ensembles, including Ensemble Modern, Axiom ensemble and the Israeli Contemporary players have brought him into close contact with figures such as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Helmut Lachenmann and N.A. Huber. Festival appearances include the Lucerne Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Mänttä music festival as well as Lincoln center’s annual FOCUS festival. A versatile performer of both contemporary as well as traditional repertoire, Imri Talgam has played throughout the world, including Finland, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Britain, Mexico and the U.S. Recent appearances include venues such as Theater des Bouffes du Nord, Salle Pleyel, KKL Lucerne, Alice Tully hall and Kiev’s Ukraine hall, both as soloist and in collaboration with ensembles and chamber groups. In Israel he has appeared as soloist with several major orchestras, such as the Haifa symphony orchestra and the ISO.