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Nicholas Royle

Nicholas Royle is Professor of English at the University of Sussex, the author of How to Read Shakespeare, Criticism and Theory and Jacques Derrida. His particular interests areliterary theory, deconstruction, psychoanalysis and the uncanny.
Hélène Cixous, one of France’s foremost intellectuals, spoke to writer and literary critic Nicholas Royle. They considered “Judeities”, a word and notion in the plural, favoured by Jacques Derrida over the more conventional terms “Judaism” and “Jewishness”. Together, they reflected on the multiple political and poetical stakes of this neologism. The discussion was informed by Hélène Cixous’s recently translated novels, Love Itselfand Hyperdream, as well as by her cu...