November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Kenneth Reinhard, "The Cosmopolitan Neighborhood: Political Theological Models for Living in an Open World."
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union
Kenneth Reinhard is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA. He is an expert in early modern English literature, Shakespeare, psychoanalysis, Jewish studies, and critical theory. He is the author, with Slavoj Zizek and Eric Santner of The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology (U. of Chicago Press, 2005), and with Julia Reinhard Lupton, of After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis (Cornell UP, 1993), as well as articles on Freud, Lacan, Levinas, Henry James, Jewish Studies, and the Bible. He has edited a special issue of Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonialism on Religion with Julia Reinhard Lupton. Currently he is writing a book on the ethics of the neighbor in religion (Torah, Talmud, and Patristic writings), philosophy (Kant, Kierkegaard, Adorno, Rosenzweig, and Levinas), and psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan) for Princeton University Press.
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