Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:30 PM WHITE HALL 110
Dr. Joan Copjec is Professor of Modern Culture & Media at Brown University. Her primary fields of research are psychoanalysis, film and film theory, feminism, and art and architecture.
She is the author of: Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists (MIT Press, 1994) and Imagine There’s No Woman: Ethics and Sublimation (MIT, 2002). She has edited numerous books, including: October: The First Decade (MIT, 1987; with A. Michelson, R. Krauss, and D. Crimp); Jacques Lacan: Television (Norton, 1990), Shades of Noir (Verso, 1993); Supposing the Subject (Verso, 1994); Radical Evil (Verso, 1995) and Giving Ground: The Politics of Propinquity (Verso, 1999, with Michael Sorkin). She was a long-time editor of the influential art journal, October, and of a book series, S, at Verso Press. She also served as director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University at Buffalo and published the journal Umbr(a). Her most recent work focuses on the cinema of Abbas Kiarostami, the Iranian filmmaker.
This event is cosponsored by the Hightower Fund and the Departments of English, Film & Media Studies, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Comparative Literature.