Christopher Johnson, who died in 2017 at the age of 58, was widely admired for his work on French thought, especially the philosophy of Jacques Derrida and the anthropology of Claude Lévi-Strauss, and for his work on the philosophy of technology. He wrote brilliantly on many topics, including translation, the figure of the French intellectual, and space travel. This conference, held at KCL Strand campus, will open with a paper drawn from Chris’s unfinished book on the ethnologist and prehistorian André Leroi-Gourhan, and will celebrate Chris’s work, and in particular his long association with the journal Paragraph. The speakers are Terence Cave, Leslie Hill, Marian Hobson, Mike Holland, Peggy Kamuf, Judith Still, Michael Syrotinski and Boris Wiseman. The day will close with a wine reception hosted by the KCL French Department.
Attendance is free, but please register by 17 January 2019, via the link below.