Unpacking Derrida's Library: Secrets of the Archive
Eduardo Cadava (English) | Avital Ronell (NYU)
Marking the tenth anniversary of Derrida’s death, this course revisits Derrida’s library in order to suggest that his texts remain, still today, one of our greatest resources—for thinking, for acting, for living. It will provide an opportunity to remember several of Derrida's lessons—about philosophy, literature, history, politics, religion, economics, ideology, law, rights, nationalism, racism, colonialism, the media, university institutions, capitalism, rogue states, the war on terror, justice, responsibility, language, friendship, love, life, death, and, mourning—all of which are perhaps more urgent and necessary than ever before.
By application only. Applications should include your name, department, year, a summary of relevant coursework (at Princeton or elsewhere), and a 300-word description of why you wish to take this seminar. First-year graduate students are welcome. Applications are due by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: Noon on Monday, 8 September. Decisions will be announced by 5 PM on Tuesday, 9 September.
Photograph: A view of part of Jacques Derrida's library in his home in Ris Orangis. ©Andrew Bush, 2001