Derrida and Heidegger

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December 15, 2020
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Oxford Literary Review
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Oxford Literary Review 41:1 - Summer 2021

 

Derrida and Heidegger

 

Over the past few years, a number of important publications have somewhat altered the scene in which the relationship between the thought of Jacques Derrida and that of Martin Heidegger takes place.  Texts such as Derrida’s Geschlecht III, Heidegger: The Question of Being and History, The Beast and the Sovereign, vol II, not to mention the resurfacing of the Heidegger-Nazi affair brought about by the recent publication of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, have in a certain way cast a new light on the legacies of each thinker, more especially on the importance Heidegger’s thought has for Derrida.  This special issue invites contributors to reflect on what is at stake in the Derrida-Heidegger relationship, with a particular focus on how recent publications shape that relationship in different and perhaps unexpected ways. Topics may include (but are not limited to): sexuality and animality; nationalism and humanism; the exemplary status of the German language, translation and the idiom; poetry and the gift; and “methodological” questions revolving around what it means to read Heidegger for Derrida.  

 

For more on the OLR see http://www.eupjournals.com/journal/olr Deadline for expressions of interest and abstracts up to 300 words: August 15, 2020. Completed essays due December 15, 2020. Editing process concludes April 2021 for scheduled publication in July 2021. Contact: Rodrigo Therezo, rtherezo@princeton.edu; Geoffrey Bennington, geoffrey.bennington@emory.edu