Film Event: Martin McQuillan presents P.S.

The Department of Philosophy is excited to join the Cooper Honors Program in the Department of English in welcoming Dr. Martin McQuillan (Kingston University, London) for a film screening and discussion of the film P.S.

P.S. (2013, Heraclitus Pictures) is a film that asks profound questions about the nature of love and of communication. The film mixes documentary and fiction to create multiple narratives that serve as a cinematic counter-signature to Jacques Derrida’s seminal text The Post Card. The film weaves together the stories of a fictional scholar of deconstruction, Theo Marks, and a film director, Joanna, with the events of Derrida’s text ‘Envois’, as well as critical insights from some of Derrida’s most esteemed readers.  The film also features an unseen interview with Derrida himself from the original filming of Ken McMullen’s Ghost Dance.

2/24 at 6:00pm in Dickinson Auditorium (reception at 5:30pm)

Dr. McQuillan is the executive producer and co-writer of P.S., and the author of numerous articles and books, such as Deconstruction without Derrida (Continuum, 2012), Roland Barthes and the Profession of Cultural Studies (Macmillan 2011), and Deconstruction After 9/11 (Routledge, 2009). He is currently Dean of Arts and Sciences at Kingston University.

On Tuesday Feb. 25th there will be an open Discussion with Dr. McQuilllan from 12pm-1pm (Stabler 409).

For more information, contact the Department of English at 569-3161, or Angela Hunter at anhunter@ualr.edu.
Sponsored by the Cooper Honors Program.

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