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SEGAL TALK with Jean-Luc Nancy

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's global series, SEGAL TALKS, will feature French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy on Wednesday, June 10 at 12 pm (ET)

SEGAL TALKS brings together American and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics for a one hour talk with Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the time of COVID-19 and challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new world.

Tune in to this edition of SEGAL TALKS for an update on the situation in France.

The ad-free SEGAL TALKS are in English and live-streamed  on t Howlround.com and on the Segal Center Facebook page

Ayreen Anastasia will join JL Nancy and Frank Hentschker for the translation.

ABOUT Jean-Luc Nancy

The French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy has written more than twenty books and hundreds of texts or contributions to volumes, catalogues and journals. His philosophical scope is very broad: from On Kawara to Heidegger, from the sense of the world and the deconstruction of Christianity to the Jena romantics of the Schlegel brothers. He became famous with La communauté désoeuvrée (translated as The Inoperative Community in 1991), at once a work on the question of community and a comment on Bataille. He has also published books on Heidegger, Kant, Hegel and Descartes. One of the main themes in his work is the question of our being together in contemporary society. In Être singulier pluriel (translated as Being Singular Plural in 2000) Nancy deals with the question how we can still speak of a ‘we’ or of a plurality, without transforming this ‘we’ into a substantial and exclusive identity. What are the conditions to speak of a ‘we’ today?

Send questions during the live streaming at SegalTalks@gmail.com