Creative Deliaison: Literature, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis

Many 20th century writers and philosophers have explored the painful modern experience of the destruction of “déliaison” between the psychic, linguistic, cultural, social, and political. Grossman uses the term “déliaison” in the sense of the negative processes which dissociate thought, opening it to other logical systems of rationality and creation.

Evelyne Grossman is Professor of French Literature and Critical Theory, Université Paris 7 – Diderot.

Lecture co-sponsored with the Department of French.

Introduction: Ramona Naddaff, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley