Colloquium: "Reading Derrida’s Geschlecht III: Sex, Race, Nation, Humanity"

January 17, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location and Address

Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning.

This conversation will focus on the “missing” installment of Jacques Derrida’s Geschlecht series that was recently rediscovered in Derrida’s archives.

Reading available here

About Rodrgio Therezo:

Rodrigo Therezo is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany. He is one of the editors of Derrida’s newly discovered Geschlecht III, as well as a member of the French editorial team for Derrida’s seminars. He also holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Emory University.

About Christopher Fynsk:

Christopher Fynsk’s (b. 1952) academic profile includes extensive administrative experience (he has served as chair, head of school, dean and trustee) and high academic achievement through articles, translations, and books treating topics in modern Continental philosophy and literature. He has held academic positions in North America, France, and the UK (Scotland), and has fifteen years of experience at The European Graduate School / EGS. He is best known for his writings on Martin Heidegger and Maurice Blanchot, but has also made significant contributions in the area of philosophy of language and to questions relating to the politics of philosophy (and its institutions). He is also actively involved in the philosophy of education and currently writes on the topic of rhythm.

About Terry Smith:

Terry Smith is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, and Professor in the Division of Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School. He is also Faculty at Large in the Curatorial Program of the School of Visual Arts, New York. His major research interests are contemporary art of the world, including its institutional and social contexts; the histories of multiple modernities and modernisms; the history and theory of contemporaneity; and the historiography of art history and art criticism. He has special expertise in international contemporary art (practice, theory, institutions, markets), American visual cultures since 1870, and Australia art since settlement, including Aboriginal art.

Poster available here.

with Rodrigo Therezo (Doctoral Student in Philosophy, University of Freiburg) and responses from Christopher Fynsk (European Graduate School, Philosophy) & Terry Smith (History of Art and Architecture)