Mar 05, 2019 Mar 05, 2019
04:15PM 06:15PM Grad/Fac Talk with Dr. Sean Meighoo: University Event Topic: Arts,College,Faculty,Graduate,Humanities,Special Event,Other School: All Emory University Department / Organization: Dept of Comparative Literature Program Building/Room: Callaway Memorial Center Meeting Organizer/Sponsor: Natalie Catasus Speaker/Presenter: Sean Meighoo Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free Registration / R.S.V.P. link: Contact Name: Natalie Catasus Contact Email: The Emory Comparative Literature Seminar Series (CLSS) is pleased to invite you to the second of our 2018-19 Grad/Fac Talks. Held once in the fall and once in the spring, each Grad/Fac Talk features a graduate student or faculty member from the Department of Comparative Literature presenting their current research. On Tuesday, March 5th at 4:15pm, our very own Dr. Sean Meighoo will give a talk titled "Postcolonial Derrida." (See event description below.) The talk will take place in the CPLT seminar room in Callaway N106, and there will be snacks and light refreshments. Please RSVP on OrgSync and on Facebook at your earliest convenience. We hope to see you there! ------------ EVENT DESCRIPTION 'Postcolonial Derrida' by Dr. Sean Meighoo Derrida’s deconstruction of logocentrism is trained against the domination of speech over writing that presumably orders the entire “Western” philosophical tradition. What Derrida does not address in his work, though, is the privilege of writing in relation to speech within this same tradition and, more specifically, the discourse of modern European colonialism that partakes in it. In a critical reading of Walter J. Ong’s Orality and Literacy, Meighoo demonstrates that the privileged status of writing that marks colonial discourse still endures within many postcolonial discourses as well. Ong’s text thus serves to illustrate the privilege of speech that structures logocentrism not in opposition but rather in addition to the privilege of writing, allowing Ong to celebrate the immediate presence of language or the “word” within oral cultures in the same breath – or better, perhaps, in the same stroke – as he insists on its greater presence yet within literate ones. + Comparative Literature Seminar Room (Callaway N106) Campus Events
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