'Mimesis Replayed: Girard avec Derrida (and beyond)' with Nidesh Lawtoo

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249

Event Contact

Wright, Lillian
919-660-3102

Speaker(s): 
Nidesh Lawtoo

Nidesh Lawtoo is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and English at KU Leuven and Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project, Homo Mimeticus. His work reframes the transdisciplinary concept of mimesis in light of theories of affective contagion, mimicry, and the unconscious. His books include The Phantom of the Ego: Modernism and the Mimetic Unconscious (2013), Conrad's Shadow: Catastrophe, Mimesis, Theory (2016) and (New) Fascism: Contagion, Community, Myth (2019).

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sponsor
Health Humanities Lab (HHL)
Event Co-Sponsors
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), Romance Studies