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Monday, November 13, 2017 at 4:30pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, 142
232 East Ave, Central Campus
The Department of Comparative Literature and the Class of 1916 Chair present Martin Hägglund, Comparative Literature, Yale University
Martin Hägglund took his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Cornell in 2011. He is the author of Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life (Stanford University Press 2008) and Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov (Harvard University Press 2012).
Hailed as the best book on Derrida of recent decades, Radical Atheism been the subject of a conference at Cornell University, a colloquium at Oxford University, and a special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, Living On: Of Martin Hägglund. His next book is This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom will be published by Penguin Random House. His lecture will pursue the implications of a deconstructive conception of life and freedom.