On Tuesday 7th June, I recorded my essay on frostbite and snow candy for BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking series. This was my first commission as one of the ten 2016 BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers. The programme was presented by Matthew Sweet and broadcast later that night, along with a discussion with the Icelandic writer Sjón. My essay was included in Ian McMillan’s ‘Pick of the Week‘ on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 12th June. You can listen to it in full on BBC Radio 3 SoundCloud.
I’ve just returned from presenting a paper entitled ‘Echographic Whispers: Picturing Derrida on the Phone’ at the fifth Derrida Today conference at Goldsmiths, London. The telephone echoes in and across a number of Jacques Derrida’s works, and in this paper I offered a close up of his remarks on the remains of a telephone in the photographs of Jean-François Bonhomme in Athens, Still Remains (2010)….