Category Archives: Jacques Derrida

Décalages Vol 2 No 1 now published – Althusser and Gramsci

Décalages Vol 2 No 1 now published, with a range of multilingual papers on Althusser, especially focusing on his relation to Gramsci, a couple on the Althusser-Derrida relation and including a new translation of a letter from Althusser on Gramsci.

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Derrida’s early lecture course on Heidegger reviewed at LARB

Derrida’s 1964-65 lecture course Heidegger: The Question of Being and History is reviewed at LARB by Richard Polt (thanks to Peter Gratton for the link).

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My review of David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida’s Geschlecht in Derrida Today

My review of David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida’s Geschlecht, Albany: State University of New York, 2015 has now been published in Derrida Today. Please email me if you’d like a copy.

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Michael Naas on forms of life in Plato – audio recording

Michael Naas on forms of life in Plato – audio recording from a talk at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A fascinating talk on bios and zoe throughout Plato’s work – which adds much needed nuance to the rather crude distinction Agamben … Continue reading

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Academic Books of 2015 – my top twenty

The vast majority of academic reading in 2015 was related to Foucault, with a lot of Shakespeare work along the way. Many of these were published some time ago. These were the twenty books published in 2015 I read and most … Continue reading

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Derrida’s 1964-65 seminar ‘Heidegger: The Question of Being and History’ to appear in English in April 2016

News of the next translation of the Derrida seminars – 1964-65’s Heidegger: The Question of Being and History, forthcoming in April 2016. After a bit of a delay it seems the seminars are on again – the second volume of La peine … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, de Lagasnerie, Derrida, Harper and Bryers

The Penguin edition of Henry IV, Part One, Geoffrey de Lagasnerie’s L’art de la revolt: Snowden, Assange, Manning, Derrida’s Séminaire: La peine de la mort II (2000-2001), and Tom Harper and Tim Bryars, A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps.

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David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida’s Geschlecht reviewed at NDPR

David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida’s Geschlecht reviewed at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews by N. Gabriel Martin. My own review of this great book is forthcoming with Derrida Today.

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Books received 4 – various: Meillassoux, Trawny, Eco, Butler, Krell, Naas, Funambulist papers, journals

And everything else that was in the pile of post as I returned from the US. Umberto Eco’s How to Write a Thesis; Quentin Meillassoux’s Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction; Peter Trawny’s Freedom to Fail: Heidegger’s Anarchy; The Funambulist Papers Volume 2 (in which … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida’s early essay on Shakespeare’s idea of Kingship – ‘Quite unintelligible’

This page of an assignment by Jacques Derrida on Shakespeare is quite wonderful. He would have been 19-20 years old, while in a khâgne class – post-school, pre-university. While the teacher’s comment that some of this is ‘quite unintelligible’ is very funny; … Continue reading

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