Against Orthodoxies: Working with Hayden White

On Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, 2019, UC Santa Cruz will hold a conference to honor the late Hayden White.

The event is conceived as an invitation to extend Hayden White’s thinking in new directions. Inspired by his rigorous, daring, iconoclastic spirit, this will be a time for experiment and dialogue. Confirmed participants are innovative scholars from a wide variety of disciplines.

Program timeline:

  • November 1: 1pm-5:30pm, dinner to follow
  • November 2: 9am-5:30pm, reception to follow

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Keynote speakers: Judith Butler (UC Berkeley), Carol Mavor (University of Manchester), Susan Stewart (Princeton University)

Participants: Karyn Ball (University of Alberta), Amy Elias (University of Tennessee), María Inés la Greca (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Ethan Kleinberg (Wesleyan), Paul Kottman (New York New School), Todd Presner (UC Los Angeles), Jose Rabasa (Harvard), Veronica Tozzi (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Amir Eshel (Stanford), Robert Harrison (Stanford), David Palumbo-Liu (Stanford)

Organizing committee:

Paul Roth, Professor of Philosophy, UCSC, Committee Chair
Karen Bassi, Professor of Literature and Classics, UCSC
James Clifford, Professor Emeritus, History of Consciousness, UCSC

Sponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. With support from UCSC’s Cowell College and Stanford University’s Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:30pm

Merrill Cultural Center
200 McLaughlin Dr, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Academic, Arts & Culture, Research



Free, RSVP appreciated

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