Professor Rabaté’s public lecture

24 Oct 2017 - 16:30 / 24 Oct 2017 - 18:30

The Centre for Comparative Literature presents
a public lecture by our 2017 Northrop Frye Professor

Jean-Michel Rabaté
Department of English, University of Pennsylvania

“What can we learn from Derrida today?” 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Emmanuel College, Room 119, near Victoria Collage
75 Queen’s Park Cres. Toronto, M5S 1K7

Jean-Michel Rabaté is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.  One of the founders and curators of Slought Foundation in Philadelphia (, he is a managing editor of the Journal of Modern Literature. Since 2008, he has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Rabaté has authored or edited 38 books on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, philosophy, and writers like Beckett,  Pound and Joyce. Recent books include Lacan Literario (2007), 1913: The cradle of modernism  (2007, Chinese translation 2013), The Ethic of the Lie (2008), Etant donnés: 1) l’art, 2) le crime  (2010). The Ghosts of Modernity has been republished in 2010. In 2013, he has edited A Handbook of Modernism Studies and a new French translation of Joyce’s Exiles. Recent titles include Crimes of the Future (2014)The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis, The Pathos of Distance (2016); Think, Pig! Beckett at the limit of the human (2016), and Les Guerres de Derrida (2016). more info