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Monday 8th April - 07:20 PM BST

Solo Talk: Fascist Passions?

An exploration of the rising animosity towards gender

Judith Butler, pioneering gender theorist whose changed the way we think about gender and sexuality, explores the topic of their most recent book, Who's Afraid of Gender? (March 2024). Butler offers a compelling and powerful diagnosis of the anxieties and fears that make up today's wars over gender. In this talk, Butler will explore how, despite 'gender'  being the most fraught issue of our times, there is still cause for hope. This timely and timeless intervention continues to imagine new possibilites for freedom and solidarity.

After the talk, there will be an opportunity to ask Professor Judith Butler your questions in a live audience Q&A.

Timetable:

17:20 BST - Interview: The Mindful Body The Lounge

18:00 BST - Headline Debate: Mind, Matter & Everything arena

19:20 BST - Solo Talk: Fascist Passions? arena

19:30 BST - Music: James Crowley stage

Judith Butler

Pioneering gender theorist

Judith Butler is Distinguished Professor in the Graduate School and formerly the Maxine Elliot Chair in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. They are most well-known for their ground-breaking book Gender Trouble (1990) and their theory of performativity.

Judith Butler explores the rising animosity towards gender in their solo talk 'Fascist Passions?'.

After the talk, there will be an opportunity to ask Professor Judith Butler your questions in a live audience Q&A.