Where I’ll be this week and next…

First, at the PIC conference. Then at Cornell:

Peter Gratton
University of San Diego

“Agamben’s Rousseauian Politics: Problems and Prospects”

Followed by a response by Kevin Attell (Cornell)

March 28th, 4:30
A.D. White House, Guerlac Room
Cornell University

(event sponsored by the Romance Studies Department, diacritics, and the Society for the Humanities)

This talk addresses the link made between sovereignty and the use of language in the work of philosopher Giorgio Agamben. This will lead into a discussion of Agamben’s relation to deconstruction, as represented by Derrida’s readings ofRousseau. Finally, Peter will analyze the political import of Agamben’s attempts to think a messianism beyond deconstruction.