Of Grammatology Re-Translated: 40th Anniversary Edition, A Tribute

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A panel discussion in commemoration of the publication of the fortieth-anniversary edition of Jacques Derrida’s Of Grammatology. In this edition, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak retranslates the seminal work with greater awareness of Derrida’s legacy. The new edition also includes an Afterword by Professor Spivak that supplements the original Translator’s Preface. Judith Butler has added an introduction and all references have been updated. This new release of Of Grammatology is a milestone in the history of an indispensable work of contemporary critical philosophy.

The panel discussion reflects on the importance of Of Grammatology, and features:
Benjamin Conisbee Baer, Princeton University
Eduardo Cadava, Princeton University
Mireille Calle-Gruber, Sorbonne Nouvelle–Paris 3
Avital Ronell, New York University
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University

Moderated by Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Columbia University
Including a performance by pianist and Columbia scholar Yohann Ripert

Sponsored by: Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Department of French and Romance Philology, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Office of the Dean of Humanities, Columbia Global Centers, Institute of African Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Barnard Philosophy, South Asia Institute, Maison Française, John Hopkins Press, and Barnard Center for Translation Studies