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Elisabeth Weber


New Texts Out Now: Elisabeth Weber, Living Together: Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace

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Elisabeth Weber, editor, Living Together: Jacques Derrida’s Communities of Violence and Peace. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this collection? Elisabeth Weber (EW): The volume was conceived after the conference I organized with my colleague Thomas Carlson in October 2003 at the University of California at Santa Barbara, on “Irreconcilable Differences? Jacques Derrida and the Question of Religion.” The conference turned ...

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Elisabeth Weber


Elisabeth Weber is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Verfolgung und Trauma. Zu Emmanuel Levinas' Autrement qu'être ou au-delà de l'essence; the editor of Jüdisches Denken in Frankreich (1994, published in French as Questions au Judaïsme, 1996, and in English as Questioning Judaism, Stanford 2004), a collection of interviews with Jacques Derrida, Jean-François Lyotard, Emmanuel Levinas, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, and others; and the co-editor of Das Vergessen(e). Anamnesen des Undarstellbaren (1997), as well as the German translator of texts by Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, and Félix Guattari. Recent publications include Speaking about Torture, co-edited with Julie Carlson (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012), and “Literary Justice? Poems from Guantánamo Bay Prison Camp“ (Comparative Literature Studies, vol. 48, Nr. 3: Special Issue Trials of Trauma: Comparative and Global Perspectives, 2011).