Sarah Hammerschlag, "What must a Jewish Thinker Be?: Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, and the Ironies of Jewish Identification"

Roz and Ralph Halbert Endowment in Jewish Studies

Prof. Sarah Hammerschlag will discuss Jacques Derrida's relationship to Judaism in and through his commentaries on Emmanuel Levinas. Her talk commences with an analysis of the essay Derrida gave when he spoke at the Colloque des Intellectuels Juifs de Langue Française in 1998 and uses this as a lens through which to analyze the relationship between the two thinkers.

Sarah Hammerschlag is Assistant Professor of Religion and Literature at the University of Chicago.

Presented by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Please be advised that seating is limited.

Date & Time
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street