Haunting has been the name—the signature, writing, event—of Immanuel Kant in 20th-century France. Impetus to many commentaries, controversies, and indeed to the emergence of singular thoughts, the French reception of Kant’s texts has not been simple or straightforward. Yet, unlike a certain “French Hegel” (or “Marx,” or “Nietzsche,” or “Freud,” or “Heidegger”), the (his)stories of Kant’s French specter/s remain to be written. This bilingual workshop/conference explores Kant’s traces in the work of Jacques Lacan, Georges Canguilhem, Jean-Paul Sartre, Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-François Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida, seeking to track the relations of each of these thinkers and writers with Kant’s thinking, and to recall the promise of their Kantian apparitions.
This event has been organized by Ârash Aminian Tabrizi (Comparative Literature, New York University) and Professor Gabriela Basterra (Comparative Literature, New York University). For inquiries, please contact Ârash at firstname.lastname@example.org.