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12:00 pm

Prof. Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto) Deadlines (literally) IHUM

March 8 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
301 Julis Romo Rabinowitz

Andersonville Prison, Ga.. View of stockade showing the “dead-line,” photographed 1864 I’ll be working with two counter-intuitive observations. First: the experience of deadlines shows that so-called “homogeneous empty time” is anything but homogeneous or empty. The deadline seems to speak of the implacable indifference of measured time but it imposes itself in anything but a […]

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4:30 pm

Prof. Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto) Graduate Workshop

March 8 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne

"Our heritage was left to us without a testament." Hannah Arendt repeatedly borrows this formula (from René Char) to capture the predicament of revolutionary modernity. Without a testament, without any symbolic means of transmitting the event, there is no way to bequeath the treasure to future generations—to harvest its energy or even to bear witness […]

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