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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.

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