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Michael Warner

"Normativity and Its Vicissitudes"

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 4:00pm

Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Michael Warner
(Seymour H. Knox Professor of English &
Professor of American Studies, Yale University)

“Normativity and Its Vicissitudes”

Thursday, October 31
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Sponsored by the Center for Theoretical Study in the Humanities

Abstract: A discussion of the concept of normativity as used in American discourse and how it differs from the understanding of normativity in Canguilhem and Foucault.

Michael Warner’s work ranges across a number of topics and styles, from scholarship in early American literature and print culture, to more theoretical writing about publics and social movements, to introductory editions and anthologies, to journalism and nonacademic political writing. In connection with his work on print and the history of reading, he has been interested in several other disciplines, such as new media and intellectual property. He is Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studiers at Yale University. Professor Warner has published and edited many books, including Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (2010), The Trouble with Normal (2000), Publics and Counterpublics (2002), and Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America (1990).

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