Catherine Malabou stopped by the office of Critical Inquiry for a short and informal audio interview during her visit to the University of Chicago last week. We talked about her two CI essays, her new book (Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality ), and her work in progress.
Catherine Malabou is a professor in the philosophy department at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University and of European languages and literatures and comparative literature at University of California, Irvine. She is the author of, most recently, Ontology of the Accident: An Essay on Destructive Plasticity (2012) and Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality (2016). She is currently preparing the text of her Wellek lectures (2015), Metamorphoses of Intelligence (forthcoming).
Malabou’s visit was made possible with the generous support of the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, the France Chicago Center, and the Franke Institute.
For a limited time, we are offering Malabou’s two Critical Inquiry essays:
One Life Only: Biological Resistance, Political Resistance, trans. Carolyn Shread, Critical Inquiry 42 (Spring 2016): 429-38.