Judith Butler Lecture: Cultural Translations of Gender

Graduate Studies Lecture Series
February 25, 2016 7:00 pm
Judith Buter
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

Free and open to the public
Neither ticket purchase nor RSVP is required; seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
More info: mrothfeld@cca.edu

In 2015-16 CCA will participate in an multi-institutional, pluridisciplinary exploration of “gender in translation” sponsored by the French Consulate of San Francisco and orchestrated by two major scholars in the field of gender studies: the American philosopher Judith Butler and French sociologist Eric Fassin.

Judith Butler's queer/feminist philosophical interventions have impacted the fields of critical theory, political philosophy, ethics, and cultural studies.

Since 1993, she has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is now Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory.

Hosted by the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies and the Graduate Studies Lecture Series.

Related Events

The same week, CCA will host a visiting critic from Paris, Elisabeth Lebovici, who will participate in a gender in translation open crit staged in the Nave February 23 and a related exhibition.

As a VCS Forum guest speaker on February 24, Lebovici will discuss her critical writing and scholarship, which explores intersections of gender theory and contemporary art.


Open crit, SF Nave (February 23)
Juried poster exhibition (February 24-26)
VCS Forum, Boardroom (February 24, 10 a.m.-noon)

About the 2015-16 Graduate Studies Lecture Series


The 2015–16 Graduate Studies Lecture Series explores the many ways in which we undertake daily acts of both literal and implied translation, whether from ideas into actions or ideas into artworks, designs, films, or exhibitions; plans into buildings; or thought into the written and illustrated word. 

In addition to exploring more general modes of translation, this series offers opportunities to consider specifically the challenges and opportunities of translating from one language, medium, or context to another.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.