Aukje van Rooden will discuss her new book and her general outlook on philosophy with her colleague Stefan Niklas and all who would like to join the conversation. For those interested it is possible to receive the introduction of the book in advance.
This is the first book to provide a systematic investigation of the relation between community and literature in the work of Jean-Luc Nancy. It develops the original claim that this relation has to be understood as a rethinking of myth. Traversing the entirety of Nancy’s vast oeuvre, the author offers an incomparable account of the ways in which Nancy’s central questions of community and literature are linked together. Moreover, by putting this linkage in terms of ‘myth’, this book situates Nancy’s work within a larger tradition, leading from German Romanticism to contemporary theories of the social relevance of literature.
Aukje van Rooden is Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Art and Culture.
If you wish to receive the (French) introduction of the book, please contact A.vanRooden@uva.nl.