Professor Irving Goh: “The Problem of Failure"

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 401

This location is ADA accessible

Professor Irving Goh will visit Penn on Thursday, March 30, to deliver an open lecture on “The Problem of Failure.”

Irving Goh is Associate Professor of Literature at the National University of Singapore and a 2022-23 National Humanities Center Fellow. His first book, The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject (Fordham 2014), won the MLA's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies. He is also the author of L'existence prépositionnelle (Galilée 2019) and, with the late Jean-Luc Nancy, of The Deconstruction of Sex (Duke 2021). He has also edited three books: French Thought and Literary Theory in the U.K. (Routledge 2020), Jean-Luc Nancy Among the Philosophers (Fordham 2023), and, with Verena Andermatt Conley, Nancy Now (Polity 2014). Currently, Professor Goh is working on a new book, called Living On After Failure.

This event will take place in Fisher-Bennett Hall, room 401, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on Thursday, March 30, and we hope many of you will be able to join us!  

Professor Goh’s lecture is being generously sponsored by the Department of English; the Department of Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies; the Program in Asian American Studies; and the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory.

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Department of English
Department of Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies
Program in Asian American Studies
Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
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