Competition: US & Canada
University of California, Berkeley
Kaja Silverman is Class of l940 Professor of Rhetoric and Film, and the author of seven books: James Coleman; World Spectators; Speaking About Godard; The Threshold of the Visual World; Male Subjectivity at the Margins; The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema; and The Subject of Semiotics. She has just completed a new book, Flesh of My Flesh, which will appear in 2009.
At the moment, Ms. Silverman’s writing and teaching are focused primarily on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, photography, time-based visual art and literature, but she continues to write about and teach courses on cinema, and she has both a developing interest in painting, and an ongoing commitment to feminist theory. With the support of her Guggenheim Fellowship, she is in the middle of writing a book about photography, called “The Miracle of Analogy."