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Workshop and Master Class organized by Marie-Aude Baronian (ASCA) | 24-25 January 2022, University of Amsterdam | Doelenzaal UB | Registration: | Workshop with various invited speakers who will share their close engagement with Derrida’s work | Master Class with Joseph Cohen (School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland) and Raphael Zagury-Orly (Institut Catholique de Paris / CRAL – EHESS and Collège International de Philosophie) open to ASCA PhD candidates and RMA students in Media studies, Cultural Analysis, and Philosophy.

Event details of Thinking with Derrida
Start date 24 January 2022
End date 25 January 2022

Coordinator: Marie-Aude Baronian (ASCA)

On January 24th, 2022, we will have a workshop with various invited speakers who will share their close engagement with Derrida’s work. On January 25th we will have a Master Class with Joseph Cohen (School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland) and Raphael Zagury-Orly (Institut Catholique de Paris / CRAL –EHESS and Collège International de Philosophie) that will be open to PhD-students and RMA students.

The program will take place on site, with all the safety measures being observed very strictly. There is a limited amount of places available for both the masterclass and the workshop. Registration for the workshop and masterclass is through ASCA ( Please indicate whether you would like to participate in the masterclass for ECTS.

Dates: Workshop – January 24 th; Masterclass – January 25th, 2022
Location: Doelenzaal, Amsterdam University Library (Singel 425)

WORKSHOP, Monday 24 January

This workshop aims at bringing together scholars from various orientations in the Humanities in order to discuss the place and the role of the work of Jacques Derrida in today’s context. Each invited speaker will hence present how the writings of Jacques Derrida affect their current research, concerns and reflections. Rather than exclusively proposing close exegesis of Derrida’s texts or chronological genealogies within his oeuvre, the workshop seeks to stress the relevance of Derrida’s thinking for addressing pressing issues and concepts that define and unpack our contemporaneity. The workshop will purposely not concentrate on a specific theme but it will give the speakers the opportunity to reflect upon why and how certain Derridean ideas are deeply challenging and (re)orienting the ways we think and we do research in the troubled epoch we are now facing.

Programme :


10:00: welcome & presentation, Marie-Aude Baronian


10:15 – 11:45:

- Jakko Kemper, “Derrida’s Pharmacy: On the Relevance of Derrida for Studying Digital Technology”

- Monique Roelofs, “Building Aesthetic Promises, Releasing Threats: Borges, Cortázar, and Schweblin on Finding and Making Gaps”

Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:30:

- Joost De Bloois, “Théorie et pratique: Misreading Derrida Politically »

- Angela Roothaan, “From Algeria to Apartheid: Derrida and the Ambiguities of Decolonization”

Coffee break

15:00 – 16:30:

- Raphael Zagury-Orly, “Facing History with Derrida”

- Esther Peeren, “Suspicious Minds: Symptomatic Reading in Derrida and Wynter”

MASTERCLASS, Tuesday 25 January

14:00 - 17:00 (incl. coffee break)

With Raphael Zagury-Orly and Marie-Aude Baronian


-J. Derrida, first chapter of Specters of Marx, New York, Routledge, 1994, pp. 1-60.

-J. Cohen & R. Zagury-Orly, “History Supposes Justice”, in Das Questões, Vol. 9 (1), 2020, pp. 43-67.

-J. Cohen & R. Zagury-Orly, “Wears and Tears of the European Humanities”, in Metodo. International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy, Vol. 8 (1), 2021, pp. 135-161.