Bonnie Honig at Bryn Mawr College — The 2017 Mary Flexner Lectureship

Brown University Professor Bonnie Honig, a leading scholar of democratic, feminist and legal theory, held the 2017 Mary Flexner Lectureship at Bryn Mawr College.

Bonnie Honig

While in residence at Bryn Mawr, Honig delivered three public lectures on her work, which explores the politics of refusal.

  • Oct. 30: Inoperativity: Relaxation as Refusal — Bacchaes, with Agamben, Deleuze and Guattari ​
  • Nov. 6: Inclination: Postures of Refusal — Antigones, with Cavarero
  • Nov. 13: Imagination: Regicide as Refusal — Moby-Dick and the Bacchae, revisited, with Arendt and Foucault

Honig is the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown University, and an affiliated research professor at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago. She is the author of several books, including Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Scripps Prize, 1994) and Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (co-winner of the David Easton Prize). She has also published Democracy and the Foreigner, and Antigone, Interrupted, which was shortlisted for the MacPherson Prize. Honig is editor and co-editor of several collections, her most recent (with Lori Marso) is Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier. Her book Public Things, part of the Fordham University Press series Thinking Out Loud, was published in 2017.