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Pheng Cheah, Ph.D. ’98, to deliver Culler Theory Lecture

This year’s Culler Theory Lecture at the Society for the Humanities will examine philosophical accounts of the ways in which we organize the concept of reality.

Titled “Beyond the World as Picture: Worlding and Becoming the Whole World [devenir tout le monde],” the Culler Lecture will be delivered by Pheng Cheah, Ph.D. ’98, professor of rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley. The talk will take place in the A.D. White House Guerlac Room at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, and will be followed by a reception. This event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

A scholar of multiple humanities disciplines with expertise in late 18th–20th century continental philosophy and contemporary critical theory, Cheah will address 20th century German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s essay, “Die Zeit des Weltbildes” (The Age of the World Picture” or “The Age of the World View”), along with ideas put forth by French scholars Deleuze and Guattari.

The Society for the Humanities hosts the Culler Lecture annually to acknowledge the society’s ongoing legacy of promoting the value of critical theory.

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