Cancelled - Early Modern Political Thought with Rebecca Comay

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Taper Hall (THH), 309k
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled until further notice. Please check the EMSI website for further notifications about the rescheduling of this event.

"Leverage: Kant, Derrida, and the University"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
University of Southern California
Taper Hall (THH) 309k

Rebecca Comay is a Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, where she is also an associate member of the German Department and the Centre for Jewish Studies. She is also a Professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School (EGS). Focusing mainly on modern continental philosophy, Comay’s primary research and publications address Kant, Hegel, Marx(ism), Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Martin Heidegger, Marcel Proust, contemporary art criticism, trauma and memory, psychoanalysis, and political theory. She is the author of Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution (Stanford, 2011) and co-author (with Frank Ruda) of The Dash — the Other Side of Absolute Knowing (MIT, 2018). She has edited or co-edited three volumes: Hegel and Resistance (Bloomsbury, 2018), Lost in the Archives (Alphabet City, 2002) and Endings: Questions of Memory in Hegel and Heidegger (Northwestern, 1999).

This event is co-sponsored by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the USC Department of Comparative Literature, and the Del Amo Foundation.

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