September - December 2003
Kaja Silverman is the Class of 1940 Professor of Rhetoric and Film Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Silverman's more recent publications include James Coleman, a monograph on James Coleman edited by Susanne Gaensheimer (Munich: Hatje Cantz, 2002); World Spectators (Stanford University Press, 2000); and Speaking about Godard (New York University Press, 1998). Named outstanding academic book for 1988 by Choice was Silverman's The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema (Indiana University Press, 1988). While at the Clark, Silverman will complete the second half of her book entitled Flesh of My Flesh, bringing together phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and a range of visual works, to effectively rethink what is meant by "claiming" another person, a different culture, a foreign nation, or a pre-existing aesthetic object.