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Kenneth Reinhard, "The Cosmopolitan Neighborhood: Political Theological Models for Living in an Open World."
Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:30pm

November 19, 6:30pm
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296

This event is free and open to the public.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact the Portland Center for Public Humanities at or 503-725-9662.