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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Reading Group: Communion de Bataille
Room H4.22, Humanities Building

This reading group, or 'communion', focuses on the work of Georges Bataille and his henchmen, including but not limited to Andre Masson, Roger Caillois, Michel Leiris, Pierre Klossoski, Raymond Queneau. Alexandre Kojève and Lev Shestov, as well as literary figures including Colette Peignot, Jacques Vaché, Lautréamont, Marques de Sade, Baudelaire, Catherine of Siena and Meister Eckart.

A few key texts will be analysed:

Le Coupable (1944) Guilty

L'Erotisme (1957) Eroticism

La Haine de la Poésie (1947) The Hatred of Poetry

L'Impossible (1962) The Impossible

La literature et le Mal (1957) Literature and Evil

Open to all.

Knowledge and Understanding Seminar
S2.79, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Rachel Fraser (Oxford)

Title: 'Narrative Testimony'

Blanchot Reading Group
Room H0.01, Humanities Building

See also:
Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature & The Arts Events
Consciousness and Self-Consciousness Research Centre Events
Arts Faculty Events