Eröffnungsveranstaltung des ZKF
Keynote „Elevator Pitch. Gratitude for Infrastructure and Beyond“


Opening remarks
Christina Wald (Centre for Cultural Inquiry / ZKF)
Kirsten Mahlke + Daniel König (Research Initiative Rethinking Infrastructure: Cultural Perspectives)

„Elevator Pitch. Gratitude for Infrastructure, and Beyond“
Bruce Robbins (Columbia University, New York)
followed by discussion

Bruce Robbins (Columbia University, New York)

Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.   His most recent books are Criticism and Politics: A Polemical Introduction (Stanford, 2022) and The Beneficiary (Duke). Cosmopolitanisms, co-edited with Paulo Horta, came out in 2017.  His other books include Perpetual War: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Violence (2012), Upward Mobility and the Common Good (2007), Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999), Secular Vocations: Intellectuals, Professionalism, Culture (1993), and The Servant's Hand: English Fiction from Below (1986).  He is the director of two documentaries, “Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists” and “What Kind of Jew Is Shlomo Sand?”

Moderation: Timo Müller (University of Konstanz)


Datum: 29.06.2022

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