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Published on May 5, 2007
http://www.egs.edu/ Judith Butler, feminist philosopher lecturing about "Primo Levi for the Present"; narrative accounts, forgiveness, holocaust, Auschwitz, victims, execution, war, and crime, while asking the question: "What is to give an Account of Oneself?". Public open lecture for the students of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2006, Judith Butler
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.