Friday, March 3, 2017
Noon - 1:00 pm
Light lunch served beginning at 11:45
Free and open to the public
Join us for a discussion with professors Jedediah Purdy and Corey Robin, two scholars who write frequently for non-academic publications. What does it mean to write to "bring a public into being"? Why do this sort of writing? How does the practice of writing for a public affect other, more academic-focused forms of scholarly writing?
Read some of Corey Robin's public writing:
“How Intellectuals Create a Public.” The Chronicle Review (January 22, 2016), B10-14.
"Judith Butler as a Public Intellectual." (June 29, 2016), coreyrobin.com.
"From the Talmud to Judith Butler: Audiences as Co-Creators with -- and of -- the Public Intellectual." (July 2, 2016), coreyrobin.com.
Read some of Jed Purdy's public writing:
"Environmentalism Was Once a Social-Justice Movement." The Atlantic (December 7, 2016).
"What I Had Lost Was a Country". n+1 Magazine (December 20, 2016).
"America's New Opposition". The New Republic (February 1, 2017).
Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center
Corey Robin is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin...
Jedediah Purdy, Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University, teaches constitutional, environmental, and property law and writes in all of these areas. He also teaches legal theory and writes on issues at the intersection of law and social and political thought....