Emily Apter: Gender/ Genre/ Geschlecht. Rethinking Terms of Gender Ontology, Sexual Difference, Epigenetics

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Date(s) - 11/10/2017

ZfL Berlin

Public keynote lecture at the 7th International Summer Academy at the ZfL 2017
Genealogies of Diversity. Contexts and figurations of a controversial concept

Since 2002 Emily Apter is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the New York University. After her doctorate at Princeton University, she taught at UCLA and Cornell University. In 2017–2018 she is President of the American Comparative Literature Association. Her research interests include translation theory and practice, sexuality and gender, and philosophy from critical theory to poststructuralism.

Publications (selected):

  • Unexceptional Politics: A Glossary of Obstruction, Interference, the Impolitic (forthcoming, Verso 2017)
  • Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability (Verso 2013)
  • The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature (Princeton UP 2006)
  • Feminizing the Fetish: Psychoanalysis and Narrative Obsession in Turn-of-the-Century France (Cornell UP 1991)
  • Continental Drift: From National Characters to Virtual Subjects (University of Chicago Press 1999)