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Avram Alpert: Book Launch and Discussion - Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki


From: Friday, April 23, 2021, 03:00pm

To: Friday, April 23, 2021, 04:15pm



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Please join us for a discussion and launch of Avram Alpert's Global Origins of the Modern Self, a book written while Alpert was a postdoc at the Center for Cultural Analysis.


Joining to discuss the book will be:


Adam Spanos, moderator (Society of Fellows, University of Chicago)

Souleymane Bachir Diagne (French, Philosophy, and African Studies, Columbia University)

Jane Anna Gordon (Political Science, Philosophy, and Women's Studies, University of Connecticut)

Inés Valdez (Political Science and Latina/o Studies, Ohio State University)



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Avram Alpert teaches writing at Princeton University. He is the author of Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki and A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us about Living Well without Perfection. He is also coeditor of Shifter magazine and has written cultural criticism for outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Brooklyn Rail, and Truthout.



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