"In Search of Defiant Subjects: Queer Theory and the Ethics of Opting Out," by Mari Ruti, Professor of Critical Theory at the University of Toronto.
Mari Ruti holds degrees from Brown (B.A.), the University of Paris (DEA), and Harvard (M.A. Sociology; M.A. Comparative Literature; Ph.D. Comparative Literature). She is Professor of Critical Theory at the University of Toronto, where she teaches contemporary theory, psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, phenomenology, poststructuralism, and feminist and queer theory. She is the author of Reinventing the Soul: Posthumanist Theory and Psychic Life (New York: Other Press, 2006); A World of Fragile Things: Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living (Ithaca, NY: SUNY Press, 2009); The Summons of Love (New York: Columbia UP, 2011); The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within (New York: Fordham UP, 2012); and The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living (New York: Columbia UP, 2013). Her forthcoming books are The Age of Scientific Sexism: How Evolutionary Psychology Promotes Gender Profiling and Fans the Battle of the Sexes and Between Levinas and Lacan: Self, Other, Ethics. She has also published articles in The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, and Theory, Culture, & Critique.
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