Sunday, July 25, 2010

Work of mourning


Ulus Baker died alone in Istanbul on July 12, 2007. Never had a chance to take one of his lectures or meet him in person, but I still feel indebted to this great eccentric intellectual - one of the last of his kind. How do we respond to the name that is Ulus Baker? How is mourning possible, or necessary? We can start by acknowledging our debt. And to be indebted, we must read. korotonomedya offers a collection of his articles. (Also, here are Judith Butler's comments on Derrida and the work of mourning.)

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