The Collegium Phaenomenologicum will convene for its thirty-first annual session in the Umbrian town of Città di Castello. The Collegium is intended for faculty members and advanced graduate and postdoctoral students in philosophy and related disciplines. The core of the program consists in a series of lecture courses, individual lectures, and intensive text-based seminars. A Participants Conference will be held July 8-9, 2006.

Courses and Instructors

The Collegium will be devoted to Derrida's 1968 essay "Plato's Pharmacy" and to the development of many of its themes in Derrida's subsequent works. Courses and lectures will revolve around questions of writing, reading, and technology, psychoanalysis and the family scene, writing and democracy, the pharmakon and khõra, life and the machine, the human and the animal.

Derrida, Heidegger, and the Greeks
John Sallis, Boston College

Reading Writing
Geoffrey Bennington, Emory University

Animals and Rogues
Len Lawlor, University of Memphis

Housing and Costs

Participants will be comfortably housed at Hotel Le Mura (***) in the historic center of Città di Castello. The cost for room and board (full pension) will be approximately 33 Euros (double occupancy) and 44 Euros (single room) per day. The program fee for the three-week session will be 275 Euros. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2006.