a past that has never been present

Art • Philosophy • History
June 9-12, 2011

University of King’s College

About Halifax, NS

Conference Poster
(1.8MB PDF)

Keynote presentations
and panels
are open to the public.
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, University of King’s College

Keynote Presenters

Cathy Caruth CATHY CARUTH is currently Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in Comparative Literature and English at Emory University. As of July 1st, 2011, she will be taking up a permanent endowed chair at Cornell University, where she will teach English and Comparative Literature. She is author of Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions:  Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991) and Unclaimed Experience:  Trauma, Narrative and History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996).  She has edited Trauma:  Explorations in Memory (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995) and co-edited, with Deborah Esch, Critical Encounters:  Reference and Responsibility in Deconstructive Writing (Rutgers University Press, 1995).

Leonard Lawlor LEONARD LAWLOR is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University. He is the author of seven books: Early Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy (Indiana University Press, forthcoming 2011); This is not Sufficient: An Essay on Animality in Derrida (Columbia University Press, 2007); The Implications of Immanence: Towards a New Concept of Life (Fordham, 2006); Thinking Through French Philosophy: The Being of the Question (Indiana, 2003); The Challenge of Bergsonism: Phenomenology, Ontology, Ethics (Continuum Books, 2003); Derrida and Husserl: The Basic Problem of Phenomenology (Indiana, 2002); and Imagination and Chance: The Difference Between the Thought of Ricoeur and Derrida (The SUNY Press, 1992). He is one of the co-editors and co-founders of Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning the Thought of Merleau-Ponty. He has translated Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and Hyppolite into English. He has written dozens of articles on Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Bergson, and Merleau-Ponty. He is currently working on two books: What happened? What is going to happen? (for Columbia University Press), and (co-authored with Vernon Cisney) a Guide to Derrida’s Voice and Phenomenon (for Edinburgh University Press).

  Funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is gratefully acknowledged.
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