The Renaissance of Late Derrida -- RSA 2011 -- March 24-26, 2011

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Katie Chenoweth
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2011 Renaissance Society of America Meeting in Montreal

This panel will address various engagements of the so-called "late" work of Jacques Derrida (ca. 1985-2004) with Renaissance thought and texts.

Submissions are especially encouraged that explore:
1) Derrida's increasing attention to the work of thinkers such as Montaigne, Hobbes, and Descartes.
2) affinities between between 'late' Derrida and the early modern.
3) ways of re-reading Renaissance texts or cultural formations in light of the 'late' Derrida (e.g., questions of sovereignty, friendship, animality, monolingualism, etc.).

Those wishing to submit should email a short abstract (150 words or less), specification of audio-visual requirements, and a brief CV no later than May 1, 2010 to