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LectureHop: Can the Subaltern Speak?

On Wednesday night, a retired Bwogger relived his glory days of lecturehopping when he headed downtown and attempted to decipher the postmodern conundrum of a panel featuring Columbia professors Gayatri Spivak and Rosalind Morris, and soon-to-be-Columbia-professor Judith Butler. So, humanities majors, you know that first time you go back home freshman year, probably for Thanksgiving? […]

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Op-Hop: Kickin’ it with Postcolonial Opera and Gayatri Spivak

 Photo via Voices from the Gap In a night of good theater and crazy-ass/disastrous commentary, famed authors Toni Morrison and Assia Djebar stopped by Miller Theater for a presentation of selections from their theatrical works. Though the night started out well, it ended with an onstage intellectual train wreck. First up was Margaret Garner, an […]

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Academic Freedom, Palestine and SDS All Before Lunch

Today, a group of faculty members sent a letter with 120 professor signatures regarding PrezBo’s “silence regarding academic freedom in Palestine.” While the last Israel/Palestine student rally may not have exactly been of 1968-proportions (ah, but what is these days), the faculty list has many well-known professors, including Lila Abu-Lughod, Gil Anidjar, Richard Bulliet, Yinon […]

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Profs Sign Stuff About Gaza

While student groups may still be in the planning stages of any events about the Gaza conflict, some more Columbia professors have voiced their opposition to Israel’s actions, signing an open letter to Barack Obama written by USC English professor David Lloyd. Among the approximately 800 signatories are 14 Columbia faculty members, including: Anthro professor […]

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New York Authentic Mexican Restaurant Week

As we all know Columbia loves controversy.  We also know that Columbia loves Mexican food.  Thankfully Morningside Heights entrepreneurs have recognized this and consequently the neighborhood offers plenty of Mexican eateries.  So many in fact that the recent increase in Mexican restaurants has caused quite a controversial and competitive commotion.  Where can a student find […]

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Is the Subaltern there?

Bwog just saw big name Anthro Comp Lit Prof Spivak slumped against the window next to the bookstore turnstile entrance to Lerner, talking on the payphone (that we didn’t even know existed). Can the world’s foremost translator of Jacques Derrida not afford Verizon? She looked dazed and confused.

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