Hegel’s Last Words: Mourning and Melancholia at the end of the ‘Phenomenology’

Rebecca Comay teaches in the Philosophy Department and in the Center for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, where she is also co-director of the Literary Studies Program, and has affiliations with Architecture, German, and Jewish Studies. She works at the intersection of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literature, and has published widely on continental philosophy, memory studies, literature, and contemporary art. She is recently the author of Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution (Stanford, 2011).