Alice Lagaay will be the respondent to Avital Ronell’s plenary lecture on June 28 at 2pm. / Alice Lagaay sera discutante de la conférence plénière d’Avital Ronell le samedi 28 juin de 14h à 14h45.
Alice Lagaay grew up in England and France and is now based in Berlin. She holds a PhD in philosophy from Freie Universität Berlin and is currentlya researcher and lecturer in philosophy at Bremen University. She is a founding core convener of the professional association Performance Philosophy. Her research focuses on the philosophy of voice, negative performance (silence, secrets and seinlassen) and her longstanding interest in the relationship between theatre, performance and philosophy. Her publications in English include: Metaphysics of Performance. (Berlin 2001); „Between sound and silence: Voice in the history of psychoanalysis”, in: E-pisteme, vol. 1 (1); “Passivity at Work. A Conversation on an Element in the Works of Giorgio Agamben” (with J. Schiffers) in: Law and Critique, (2009); « Towards a (negative) philosophy of voice », in: Kendrik, Lynne/David Roesner. Theatre Noise. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2012) and Destruction in the Performative. Rodopi (2013) (co-edited with Michael Lorber). An article in French on notions of performance and performativity in philosophy and theatre will soon be available in a forthcoming edition of Revue 303 arts, recherches, créations.