When signifiers do not float, or the end of a hermeneutical hegemony

When and Where

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Online Event


Catherine Malabou


The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto presents

Our 2022 Northrop Frye Professor


Catherine Malabou

Kingston University


Public Lecture:

“When signifiers do not float, or the end of a hermeneutical hegemony”

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

3.00 -5.00 pm, Toronto time

on Zoom: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/8038890352

Catherine Malabou is a French philosopher. She is a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS and professor of modern European philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston University, London. She is known for her work on plasticity, a concept she culled from Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, which has proved fertile within contemporary economic, political, and social discourses. Widely regarded as one of the most exciting figures in what has been called “The New French Philosophy,” Malabou’s research and writing covers a range of figures and issues, including the work of Hegel, Freud, Heidegger, and Derrida; the relationship between philosophy, neuroscience, and psychoanalysis; and concepts of essence and difference within feminism. more info

 The Northrop Frye Professor in Literary Theory is selected annually, to bring innovative comparative scholars to deliver one or two public lectures to the University of Toronto community, offer workshops and seminars at the Centre for Comparative Literature, and meet with faculty and students.


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