Apr1012:00pm - 1:30pm
Alessandro Moghrabi, PhD candidate in Comparative Literature. Presdentation and discussion of his pre-curculated paper “The Gift That Keeps on Giving: gift, narration, and repetition among Derrida, Calvino, and Kierkegaard.”
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Abstract: This paper builds upon Jacques Derrida’s theory of the pure gift in Given Time, and proposes a comparative analysis of Derrida’s gift, Calvino’s novel If on a winter’s night a traveler, and Kierkegaard’s Repetition in order to develop a theory of reading that allows for a pure Derridian gift to be possible in narration.