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Mediating Thought: A Conference in Honour of Christopher Johnson

Strand Campus, London

26 Jan Aerial main

Christopher Johnson, who died in 2017 at the age of 58, was widely admired for his work on French thought, especially the philosophy of Jacques Derrida and the anthropology of Claude Lévi-Strauss, and for his work on the philosophy of technology. He wrote brilliantly on many topics, including translation, the figure of the French intellectual, and space travel. This conference, which will open with a paper drawn from Chris’s unfinished book on the ethnologist and prehistorian André Leroi-Gourhan, will celebrate Chris’s work, and in particular his long association with the journal Paragraph. The speakers are Terence Cave, Leslie Hill, Marian Hobson, Mike Holland, Peggy Kamuf, Judith Still, Michael Syrotinski and Boris Wiseman. The day will close with a wine reception hosted by the KCL French Department.

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The conference is made possible by generous support from King’s College London, The Society for French Studies, Edinburgh University Press and Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory.

Attendance is free, but for the purposes of catering we need to know how many people are coming. Please register by January 17 2019

A selection of Chris’s work published in Paragraph has been made available by Paragraph and Edinburgh University Press.

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