BONNIE HONIG, Brown University

Bonnie Honig is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor in Political Science and Modern Culture and Media at Brown. She taught at Harvard and Northwestern and is affiliated with the American Bar Foundation, Chicago. Her books include Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics; Democracy and the Foreigner; Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (David Easton Award); Antigone, Interrupted; and Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair; as well as her edited volumes, Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt; Skepticism, Individuality and Freedom: The Reluctant Liberalism of Richard Flathman; Oxford Handbook of Political Thought; and Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier. Her new project Refusal looks at protest politics – individual/collective – critically using contemporary theories of inoperativity and assembly to look at ancient drama and contemporary film: Antigone (with Hunger), Lysistrata (with Chi-Raq), and The Bacchae (with A Question of Silence).


November 15-16, 2017
     Ponoma College, Claremont, CA

November 27-28, 2017
     Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

November 30-December 1, 2017
     Denison University, Granville, OH

March 22-23, 2018 
     Gettsburg College, Gettysburg, PA


Choreography of Refusal 

The Bacchae: From Greek Tragedy to Feminist Emancipation 

The Lysistrata Remade as Chiraq by Spike Lee
Love of learning is the guide of life.