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Listen to Werner Hamacher at the RCA

Posted: Wednesday 01 Oct 2014
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Click here to listen to Werner Hamacher give his plenary address at the LGS/RCA symposium on his work, ‘Gesture, Performativity, Language’, held on 30 September 2014 at the Royal College of Art.

Professor Hamacher’s paper is entitled  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.

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