'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
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).