“Mr. Jeremy Bentham’s Posthumous Performance Prank… and its Lessons for Contemporary Biocapitalists, Necroliberals, and Political Theorists “

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 • 4:00 pm
  • Umrath Hall, Room 1 40

Performing Arts Department Colloquium, presented by Margaret Werry, Associate Professor in Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Michigan.

Utilitarian political philosopher, Jeremy Bentham, has gone down in history for… refusing to go down in history. In his last will and testament, he decreed that his body be preserved and  crafted into a dummy which remains on permanent display in the halls of University College London. This presentation wonders what the performance of Mr. Bentham’s remains tell us now about the further uses of the dead to the living.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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