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Contributor Archive: Judith Butler

Can One Lead a Good Life in a Bad Life?

Adorno Prize Lecture


by / RP 176 (Nov/Dec 2012) / Article

I am most honoured to be here on this occasion to receive the Adorno Prize.* I would like this evening to talk to you about a question that Adorno posed, one that is still alive for us today. It is a question to which I return time and again, one that continues to …


Israel/Palestine and the paradoxes of academic freedom

by / RP 135 (Jan/Feb 2006) / Article

In the last few years, two separate debates on academic freedom have emerged in the United States, and both of them have Israel/Palestine at their centre. The first has to do with arguments against the academic boycott of Israeli institutions on grounds of academic freedom, and the second has to do with the …


Jacques Derrida, 1930–2004

by , , , , and / RP 129 (Jan/Feb 2005) / Obituary

In an interview with Le Monde published a couple of months before his death at the age of 74 from pancreatic cancer on Friday 9 October 2004, Jacques Derrida confirmed what many already knew, that he was ʻdangerously illʼ, ʻat war against myselfʼ. If questions of ʻsurvivalʼ had always ʻhauntedʼ him, this, he said, took …


Bodies and power, revisited

by / RP 114 (Jul/Aug 2002) / Article


Judith Butler

Gender as Performance
by , and / RP 067 (Summer 1994) / Interview