Werner Hamacher – TÒ AUTÓ , THE SAME, – – (Celan with Parmenides and Heidegger)

Event Date: 30 September 2014

Royal College of Art
Humanities Seminar Room 1
2nd Floor, Stevens Building,
2-6 Jay Mews,
London, SW7 2EP

The London Graduate School and the Royal College of Art present:

Professor Werner Hamacher (University of Frankfurt) –  TÒ AUTÓ , THE SAME, – – (Celan with Parmenides and Heidegger)

Werner Hamacher is Emmanuel Levinas Chair at the European Graduate School EGS,  Professor of General and Comparative Literature at the University of Frankfurt, Germany, and Global Distinguished Professor at the New York University. A leading critical thinker and theorist influenced by deconstructionist theory, his work bridges literature, philosophy and politics, and is situated in the domains of both aesthetics and hermeneutics. After studying philosophy, comparative literature and religious studies at the Free University of Berlin, Werner Hamacher studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he established a significant relationship with Jacques Derrida and his work. From 1984 – 1998 he was Professor of German and the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University and is currently a guest professor at numerous universities in Europe and USA, among them Yale University, Free University of Berlin, University of Amsterdam, and École Normale Supérieure. Werner Hamacher translated and introduced the work of Jacques Lacan into German, as well as the writings of Nicolas Abraham, Paul de Man, Jorie Graham and Jean Daive.

Introduction by Professor Andrew Benjamin (Kingston):





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