Robert Hullot-Kentor at Of Swallows Bookshop, Sept. 30

Of Swallows Bookshop says:

Please join us on Friday September 30 for an evening with distinguished cultural critic (Things Beyond Resemblance) and editor-translator (Aesthetic Theory, Current of Music) Robert Hullot-Kentor, Chair of the Program in Critical Theory and the Arts, at the School of Visual Arts, New York City.

In the final session of our series Waste Luxury Knot, Prof. Hullot-Kentor will offer a paper entitled “Severe Clear: Sacrifice, Ground Zero,” in which an examination of the memorial site at Ground Zero will foreground the historical dynamic so prevalent in the contemporary West: the insistence that, if we are to survive what we are in the midst of, “all things must be cut.” The framework for the paper is defined by the recognition of the lapsed insight of radical modernism into the primitive in ourselves and in the world around us.

The paper will be followed by an extended discussion, moderated by Colin Campbell, as we inaugurate our next line of inquiry: into Sacrifice. Suggested reading for this evening: “A New Type of Human Being and Who We Really Are,” Brooklyn Rail, 2008.

Friday, September 30, 7:00pm, at Of Swallows, Bookshop (283 College Street, upper floors, just west of Spadina, above Young’s convenience). Tickets are $20 (or $12 for students and underemployed), with wine and cheese included. Space is limited, please RSVP by September 28: either via or 416-534-5173.