The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University of London

Research Centre run jointly between the Departments of Sociology and English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths University, London

Sex, Race, Nation, Humanity: Derrida’s Geschlecht III (April 8-9, 2019)

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Sex, Race, Nation, Humanity: Derrida’s Geschlecht III

A Conference on a Newly Re-discovered Text

April 8-9, 2019

Richard Hoggart Building 137a, Goldsmiths, University of London

With Geoffrey Bennington — Katie Chenoweth — Josh Cohen — Paul Davies — Simon Glendinning — Tobias Keiling — Simon Morgan Wortham — Adam Rosenthal — Mauro Senatore — Elina Staikou — Rodrigo Therezo — Lynn Turner — Naomi Waltham-Smith — Sarah Wood

This two-day conference focuses on a recently discovered text by the late Franco-Algerian philosopher Jacques Derrida.  Geschlecht III, rediscovered in the Derrida archive and newly published in French (forthcoming in English), is the “missing” installment in Derrida’s four-part series on Martin Heidegger and the German word Geschlecht (meaning, among other things, “sex,” “race,” and “species”).  Geschlecht III presents us with one of Derrida’s most sustained engagements with Heidegger, a meticulous reading of what he will call Heidegger’s “national-humanism”: the nationalistic undercurrent in Heidegger’s thought that posits German and Germany as the privileged media through which to think the essence of the human and its relationship to the fate of the West. 

Click here for the programme and abstracts.

Free and open to all.

Contact: j.ng [at] gold.ac.uk

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