“The Problem of Failure”

March 30, 2023 (Thursday) / 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Fisher - Bennett Hall, Room 401
3340 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104

“The Problem of Failure”

An Open Lecture by Irving Goh

Irving Goh

Associate Professor of English, National University of Singapore

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

Cosponsored by the Department of English; Department of Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies; Program in Asian American Studies; Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, and Wolf Humanities Center.

 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.