02.20.2005

DERRIDA/AMERICA — Sunday­Monday, February 20­21, 2005

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Date/Time: 20/02/2005 12:00 am


NOTE: Hello all I just realized that if you want to come to the conference you
will need to email them an have your name put on a list.
Andrea
DERRIDA/AMERICA
Sunday­Monday, February 20­21, 2005
All conference proceedings will be held in
The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003
To view the program on the Web, visit www.cardozo.yu.edu
To RSVP and for more information, contact Brandyne Warren at
brandyne_shawnee@yahoo.com
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University will cohost a
conference
that examines the legacy of French philosopher Jacques Derrida, whose work
met with
enormous attention and considerable opposition. As the author of
deconstruction, Derrida
prized open the question of justice in relation to contemporary legal
theory.He challenged
not only the abstraction, but also the increasingly insular character of the
US legal academy.
Deconstruction gained a new and radicalized significance through its
American itinerary
and it became French theory by going to America. Now, after the death of its
author,
Derrida¹s work necessitates a new look. In mourning and in celebration, the
conference
will review and explore the significance of his work as it relates to
several disciplines.
Cardozo is especially pleased to honor and explore Derrida¹s legacy as his
annual visits
greatly enriched the scholarly exchange at this Law School.
S U N D AY, F E B R U A R Y 2 0
9:30 am COFFEE
10:00 am WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Peter Goodrich (Cardozo) and Anselm Haverkamp (Berlin/NYU),
10:30 am GEO-/BIOPOLITICS
Homi Bhabha (Harvard)
Respondent: Tom Keenan (Bard)
Arthur Jacobson (Cardozo)
Gayatri Spivak (Columbia)
Chair: Mark Sanders (Brandeis)
12:30 pm LUNCH
Brown bag, all welcome
1:30 pm OLD EUROPE/NEW AMERICA
Rodolphe Gasché (Buffalo)
Respondent: Michel Rosenfeld (Cardozo)
Simon Critchley (New School)
Anton Schutz (London/Paris)
Jack Balkin (Yale)
Tom Bishop (NYU)
Chair: Renata Salecl (Ljubljana)
3:30 pm TEA
4:00 pm POLITICS/AESTHETICS
Tom Mitchell (Chicago)
Respondent: Juliana Rebentisch (Frankfurt)
Avital Ronell (NYU)
Pierre Schlag (Colorado)
Adam Gearey (London)
David Carlson (Cardozo)
Chair: Richard Sherwin (New York Law School)
6:00 pm RECEPTION AND BOOK PARTY
Welcome by Dean David Rudenstine (Cardozo)
Celebrate the publication of The Triumph of Venus:
The Erotics of the Market by Jeanne Schroeder (Cardozo) and
the latest issue of Cardozo Law Review: Benjamin After the 20th Century:
The Future of a Past. Background music: Jantje Röller¹s On Justice (CD)
M O N D AY, F E B R U A R Y 2 1
9:00 am COFFEE AND BAGELS
9:15 am PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS/NEOPRAGMATISM
Samuel Wheeler (Connecticut)
Respondent: Sebastian Rödl (Pittsburg)
Martin Stone (Cardozo)
Christoph Menke (Potsdam)
Chair: Anselm Haverkamp (NYU)
11:30 am LITERARY CULTURE
Jonathan Culler (Cornell)
Respondent: Richard Weisberg (Cardozo)
Barbara Vinken (Munich)
Michéle Lowrie (NYU)
Karen Feldman (Berkeley)
Shireen Patell (NYU)
Joseph Brooker (London)
Chair: Alison Young (Amherst)

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