Rei Terada: “Out of Place: Free Speech, Disruption, & Student Protest”

Rei Terada: “Out of Place: Free Speech, Disruption, & Student Protest”

Professor Terada is the author of Derek Walcott’s Poetry: American Mimicry (Northeastern, 1992); Feeling in Theory: Emotion after the “Death of the Subject”(Harvard, 2001); Looking Away: Phenomenality and Dissatisfaction (Harvard, 2009); and the in-progress Revolution-Restoration. The paper considers associations between “free speech” and interiority, and their implications in Marx, Heine, and recent student protest.

Rei Terada is Professor of Comparative Literature and Director, Critical Theory Emphasis at UC Irvine.

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