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“‘All culture is originally colonial’: Derrida, Algeria, and the Latin Empire”

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Adam Stern, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will discuss a reading of Jacques Derrida’s writing on Algeria, Jewishness, and colonialism. Beginning with a controversial passage from his 1996 book, Monolingualism of the Other—“all culture is originally colonial”—the paper calls for a reinterpretation of Derrida’s intervention into the legacy of French Algeria as a reflection of his broader critique of Latin Christian hegemony.

Adam Stern teaches German and Jewish Studies. His first book, Survival: A Theological-Political Genealogy, was published in 2021. Other writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the Journal of ReligionWord & ImageCR: The New Centennial ReviewCritical Times, and Theory & Event. He is currently working on a second book project that looks at the colonial production of  “history” and “time” across Algeria and Palestine.

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Details

Date:
November 11
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Organizer

Middle East Studies Program
Email:
middleeaststudies@wisc.edu
Website:
https://mideast.wisc.edu/

Venue

Madison, WI United States + Google Map
Website:
https://mideast.wisc.edu/venue/2024/