Samuel Buchoul

Writing and existence: Sartre, Derrida and the challenge of value, Interfaceing Conference

Paper presentation (August 2024) on the concept of value as as a possible link between Sartre and Derrida’s projects. Interfaceing conference, 2024, ‘From the Invention of Writing to the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence: Cultural Approaches to Information Technology’, at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.


The textual play of freedom: Derrida and Sartre, UK Sartre Society Conference

Paper presentation (July 2024) assessing the function of Sartre’s oeuvre through the Derridean understanding of textuality. 2024 UK Sartre Society Conference, at the Maison Française d’Oxford, Oxford, UK.


From Freedom to Writing: the curious case of value, SFS Annual Conference 2024

Poster presentation (July 2024) on the concept of value as as a possible link between Sartre and Derrida’s projects. Chairing of a panel on Sartre. Society for French Studies Annual Conference 2024, at the University of Stirling, Stirling, UK.


Sartre, Derrida et la création de valeurs : entre liberté et écriture, Colloque Groupe d’Études Sartriennes

Paper presentation (June 2024) on the concept of value as as a possible link between Sartre and Derrida’s projects. Colloque annuel du Groupe d’Études Sartriennes, in Paris, location TBA.


Angst, serenity and the différance of Derrida, Derrida Today Conference

Paper presentation (June 2024) exploring an existential reading of a few key concepts of the early Derrida. 8th Derrida Today Conference, at the National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece.


Sartre meets Derrida: agency and writing as reprise, Cambridge French Graduate Research Seminar

Paper presentation (February 2024) on the concept of reprise as a possible connecting element between Sartre’s freedom and Derrida’s writing. French Graduate Research Seminar, at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Homo Scribens : vers une bio-graphie qui ne recherche plus rien, Colloque ‘Plus d’une discipline : actualité de La vie la mort’

Paper presentation (2021) on the bridging of biology, writing and existence in Derrida’s seminar La vie la mort, in Université Paris 8, Paris, France.

If Beale Street Could Talk (James Baldwin), Readers’ Break (web)
Factotum (Charles Bukowski) (web)
Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl) (web)
Letters to a Young Poet (Rilke) (web)

Public discussions (2019) on literature. Online, Readers’ Break.

The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner), Readers’ Break (web)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy) (web)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut) (web)
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville) (web)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (R.L. Stevenson) (web)
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen) (web)
The Human Stain (Philip Roth) (web)
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf) (web)
The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Flaubert) (web)
Touched with Fire (Kay Redfield Jamison) (web)
Faust (Goethe) (web)
Rameau’s Nephew (Diderot) (web)
Sickness Unto Death (Kierkegaard) (web)
Fear and Trembling (Kierkegaard) (web)
Don Quixote (Cervantes) (web)
If This is a Man (Primo Levi) (web)
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Milan Kundera) (web)
Eugene Oregon (Alexander Pushkin) (web)
On the Road (Jack Kerouac) (web)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden) (web)

Public discussions (2018) on literature. Online, Readers’ Break.

Lincoln in the Bardo (George Saunders), Readers’ Break (web)
Shantaram (Gregory David Roberts) (web)
Siddhartha (Herman Hesse) (web)
Withering Heights (Emily Bronte) (web)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Leo Tolstoy) (web)
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) (web)
Disgrace (J.M. Coetzee) (web)
Stoner (John Williams) (web)
Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie) (web)
Joseph Anton (Salman Rushdie) (web)
The Museum of Innocence (Orhan Pamuk) (web)
My Name is Red (Orhan Pamuk) (web)
The Sellout (Paul Beatty) (web)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess) (web)
My Mother’s Lover & My Father’s Book (Urs Widmer) (web)
The Vegetarian (Han Kang) (web)
Othello (Shakespeare) (web)
The Argumentative Indian (Amartya Sen) (web)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Carver) (web)
The Tin Drum (Gunter Grass) (web)
Em and the Big Hoom (Jerry Pinto) (web)
The Inheritance of Loss (Kiran Desai) (web)
Kafka on the Shore (Murakami) (web)
The Prince (Machiavelli) (web)
The Shadow Lines (Amitav Ghosh) (web)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) (web)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) (web)
The Trial (Kafka) (web)
Metamorphosis (Kafka) (web)

Public discussions (2017) on literature. In Delhi, and online, Readers’ Break.

Derrida and Law, Jawaharlal Nehru University (web & PDF)

Invited talk (2016) on Derrida and law, at the Law Center, JNU, Delhi, India.


Specters of Marx, Writing Derrida (web)
The Post Card (web)

Writing Derrida: public discussions (2016) on the works of Jacques Derrida. In Delhi, India.


The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini), Readers’ Break (web)
Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) (web)
Look Back in Anger (John Osborne) (web)
The Fall (Camus) (web)
The Stranger (Camus) (web)
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi) (web)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy) (web)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov) (web)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) (web)
Sakuntalam (Kalidas) (web)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) (web)
Meditations (Marcus Aurelius) (web)
Symposium (Plato) (web)
1984 (George Orwell) (web)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis) (web)
Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Dario Fo) (web)
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett) (web)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) (web)
Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri) (web)
Les Fleurs du Mal (Baudelaire) (web)
Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer) (web)
The Catcher in the Rye (JD Salinger) (web)
Notes from Underground (Dostoevsky) (web)
City of Djinns (Dalrymple) (web)
Identity and Violence (Amartya Sen) (web)
On Feminine Sexuality, the Limits of Love and Knowledge (Lacan) (web)
Theses on the Philosophy of History (Walter Benjamin) (web)
Works (Khushwant Singh) (web)
Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature (Deleuze & Guattari) (web)
A Lover’s Discourse (Roland Barthes) (web)
Works (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) (web)

Public discussions (2016) on literature. In Delhi, Readers’ Break.

Negation and Action, Fondation Inde-Europe de Nouveaux Dialogues (PDF)

Paper presentation (2015) during the Transcultural Encounters Forum workshop, at FIND, Rome, Italy.


Derrida and (Art) Appreciation and Derrida and Art (Appreciation), Jamia Milia Islamia University (PDF)

Invited talks (2015) on Derrida and art, at the Department of Art History and Appreciation, JMIU, Delhi, India


Levinas Philosophy Summer Seminar

Participation (2015) to the Third 3rd Levinas Philosophy Summer Seminar, in John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, on “Eros and Ethics”.


Faith and Knowledge, Writing Derrida (web)
The Other Heading & Philosophy in a Time of Terror (web)
Rogues (web)
Spurs (web)
Archive Fever (web)
Freud and the Scene of Writing (web)
Circumfession (web)
Force of Law (web)
Aporias (web)
Différance (web)
Monolingualism of the Other (web)

Writing Derrida: public discussions (2015) on the works of Jacques Derrida. In Delhi, India.


The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera), Readers’ Break (web)
The Myth of Sisyphus (Albert Camus) (web)

Public discussions (2015) on literature. In Delhi, Readers’ Break.

The Scandalous Anchor: A Girardian Reading of Pornography, Annual Conference of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (PDF, PPT)

Paper presentation (2014) on the question of the limits of a Girardian reading of pornography at the Annual Conference of COV&R, Munich, Germany.


Learning to Live Finally, Writing Derrida (web)
D’ailleurs, Derrida (web)

Writing Derrida: public discussions (2014) on the works of Jacques Derrida. In Delhi, India.

From Anatta to Interdependence: Buddhist Philosophy and Mimetic Theory , Annual Conference of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (PDF, PPT)

Paper presentation (2012) on the hypothesis of a compatibility between Girard’s thought and Buddhist philosophy at the Annual Conference of COV&R, Tokyo, Japan.


Summer School Mimetic Theory

Participation (2012) to the Second Summer School Mimetic Theory, Leusden, The Netherlands.

Summer School for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Participation (2011) to the Sixth Summer School for the Social Sciences and Humanities, Manipal, India.