Avital Ronell and Judith Butler. Freud and non-violence. 2013

source: egsvideo  2014年01月09日
http://www.egs.edu/ Avital Ronell and Judith Butler, talking about the non-violence, psychoanalysis, aggression, and prohibitions. In the lecture Avital Ronell and Judith Butler discuss the concepts of Freud, coexistence, suffering, primitive man, in relationship to Dostoyevsky, Bataille, Heidegger, narcissism, promiscuity, pleasure principle, focusing on love, peace. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2013 Avital Ronell and Judith Butler.

Avital Ronell is Professor of German, comparative literature, and English at New York University, where she directs the Research in Trauma and Violence project. She is a member of the faculty of the European Graduate School, interested in Literary and other discourses, feminism, philosophy, technology and media, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, performance art, and has also written as a literary critic, a feminist, and philosopher.

Avital Ronell was born in Prague to Israeli diplomats and was a performance artist before entering academia. She received a B.A. in 1974 from Middlebury, studied with Jacob Taubes at the Hermeneutic Institute at the Free University of Berlin, received her Ph.D. under the advisement of Stanley Corngold at Princeton University in 1979. Avital Ronell taught at the University of California at Berkeley from 1984-1995 and at New York University from 1995 to the present. She served as Chair of the Department of German from Spring 1997 to Spring 2005. She taught an annual seminar in Literature & Philosophy at NYU with Professor Jacques Derrida and has taught with Professor Helene Cixous at Université of Paris VIII. She regularly teaches at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and in Mexico. She was invited by the Humanities Council to offer a seminar at Princeton University in spring 2006.

Judith Butler is the Maxine Elliot professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley and an American feminist and post-structuralist philosopher interested in feminism, queer theory, political philosophy, ethics, zionism, israel, oppression, academic freedom and cultural narrative.

Judith Butler is the author of Giving An Account of Oneself; Undoing Gender; Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence; Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left (with Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek); Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death; The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection; Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative; Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex"; Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity; and Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France.