Susan Buck-Morss, Prof. of Political Philosophy, on Visual Imagery, Feb. 2009
Susan Buck-Morss, Professor of Political Philosophy, on Visual Imagery, February 2009
In this interview, Susan Buck-Morss talks about her early adoption of Marxist ideals and communal living, her love of libraries and archives, and the power of visual imagery.
Susan Buck-Morss is a professor of Political Philosophy and Social Theory in the Department of Government and professor of Visual Culture in the Department of Art History at Cornell University. She is currently researching and lecturing on politics and religion, theories of sovereignty, legitimacy and faith, and economies of political vision. Among other works, she is the author of Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left (Verso, 2003), Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (MIT Press, 2000), The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (MIT Press, 1989), and The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and the Frankfurt Institute (Macmillan Free Press, 1977).