Transnational History of Modernity Lecture: Eva Cherniavsky

Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
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Department of English
Program in American Studies

“The genre of the zombie apocalypse is, in general, concerned with the eclipse of regulative social powers and possibilities of survival and of sociality in a world of dead subjects”

Eva Cherniavsky is the Andrew R. Hilen Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Washington.

Her current research centers on transformations in citizenship — as a legal and juridical formation; as a normative category of political identity and a variegated field of cultural and political disidentification — in the context of wider transformations, particularly the delinking of nation (as imagined community) from state (as administrative apparaturs), and the declining position of the bourgeoisie in the emergent class structures of transnational capital.