Interventions: Lisa Duggan -- 'Atlas Shrugging: Ayn Rand's Erotic Capitalism'
CalArts, Butler Building #4
CRITICAL STUDIES: Does the secret to Neo-Liberalism's success lie in the novels of Ayn Rand? Come hear noted cultural studies scholar Lisa Duggan unpack Rand's affective intervention into the twentieth—and twenty-first—century U.S. political landscape. Enjoy a lively discussion with MFA Creative Writing Program and MA Aesthetics & Politics students and faculty as we kick off our Interventions visitors series.
7 - 9 in BB4 Seminar Room, wine and cheese reception to follow.
Lisa Duggan is professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is the author of Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence and American Modernity (2000), co-author (with Nan D. Hunter) of Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture (1995), and co-editor (with Lauren Berlant) of Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and National Interest (2001). Her most recent book is Twilight of Equality?: Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics and the Attack on Democracy (2003).
Interventions is a graduate level course required for MFA1 and MA1 students.