Sas Mays

7 – 8.30pm | Thursday 26 May 2011
Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7

Sas Mays, Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Critical Theory, University of Westminster

In context of the attempt to surpass poststructuralism in contemporary Continental thought—marked, for example, by Badiou’s repudiation of deconstruction as being symptomatic of the endless extension of bourgeois normativity and its indifference to political futurity­—my paper will question whether such a forgetting involves that of a kind of nihilism in Lyotard and Derrida’s thought (which has also perhaps been forgotten in a number of supposedly deconstructive trends), which might rather posit différance as differing from such deferral.