And doesn't that sound like FUN? Judith Butler, Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, is a tower of contemporary social and political thought. Her work -- in several books over two decades--on gender, sex, sexuality, queerness, feminism, bodies, political speech and ethics... Judith Butler, currently Maxine Elliot Professor in Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California Berkeley, is one of the most widely read feminist and continental philosophers working in America today. Start studying Judith Butler.
She is most famous for her notion of gender performativity, but her work ranges from literary theory, modern philosophical fiction, feminist and sexuality studies, to 19th- and 20th-century European literature and philosophy, Kafka and loss... Judith Butler, 16 July 2014. 'Whence comes this bizarre, bizarre idea,' Jacques Derrida asks, reading Nietzsche on debt in On the Genealogy of Morals, 'this ancient, archaic idea, this so very deeply rooted, perhaps indestructible idea, of a possible equivalence between injury and pain? Philosopher, professor and author Judith Butler arrived in Israel this month, en route to the West Bank, where she was to give a seminar at Bir Zeit University, visit the theater in Jenin, and meet privately with friends and students.