The Modernity of Blood

What could be more natural than caring about blood? what more powerful symbol could there be? blood is shed, shared, transmitted, drunk (and not only by vampires), exchanged, sold, worshipped, stored, donated, and more. is blood a universal symbol, then? this lecture will attend to the peculiar importance of blood in modernity.

 

BIO

Professor in the Departments of Religion and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS), Columbia University

Gil Anidjar is a professor at Columbia University, where he teaches in the Department of Religion, the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies and at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. His most recent book is entitled Blood: A Critique of Christianity.

 

8:30 PM @ Death & co

 

*Entrance over 21