Saturday, 08 January
584. Public Intellectuals and the Question of Celebrity
3:30–4:45 p.m., 406A, LA Convention Center
Program arranged by the Society for Critical Exchange
1. “Millennial Humanitarians: Public Intellectuals, Celebrity Culture, and Darfur,” Kerry Bystrom, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs
2. “The Most Dangerous Philosopher in the West to Himself: Slavoj Žižek and the Perils of Popularity,” Evan M. Gottlieb, Oregon State Univ.
3. “America according to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy after 9/11,” Sophia A. McClennen, Penn State Univ., University Park
4. “Badiou and Žižek; or, The Return of the Universal Intellectual,” Zahi A. Zalloua, Whitman Coll.
For papers, visit http://societyforcriticalexchange.org/.