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TALK: Anselm Haverkamp, “Chaos, Order and Opacity: Legal Emblems and Shakespeare’s Stage.”
May 18 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 4:00pm
HSSB 6020, McCune Conference Room
The emergence of the art of emblems accompanies the rise of common law and the rise of Elizabethan stage as a theatrum mundi. Emblems mark the intersection of sovereign rule and administrative practice, of law and a new state and stage of governance. On the threshold, which leads from sovereign rule to modern forms of governmentality, emblems and the theater offer diametrically opposed tendencies of media politics: of juridical order and social opacity.
Anselm Haverkamp is Emeritus Professor of English at New York University and University Professor of Philosophy at lMU MUnich. He has published books in English, German, and French on aesthetic theory, rhetoric and metaphorology, Shakespeare and Holderlin, Keats and joyce, most recently a collection of theoretical essays, Productive Digression: Theorizing Practice. At present he teaches as Kade Visiting Professor at UCSB a graduate seminar on “Shakespeare and Hegel.”