La comunidad en obra. Jean-Luc Nancy en diálogo con Maurice Blanchot: Un desacuerdo tácito
Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
From the nancyan notion of community as being-in-common, whose formation can not be determinate or realized neither from an
essence nor as an origin, destiny or project, but as the simple being together of singularities, beyond their foundation,
legitimation or desire of system, the text approaches to a certain notion of communication as other discourse praxis. There,
in the notion of literature as inoperability, would be an unspoken disagree between Nancy and Blanchot that founds his place
in the different conceptions of literature and language. Even when both authors get close to a differential or deconstructive
theory of language, and had never criticized each other explicitly, the unspokendisagree reaches the question of the relation
between literature and ontology. The text ventures that while Nancy's ontological poetics is inspired by Heidegger, the literary
language in Blanchot is a mallarméan one. This difference points out the fact that the ontological plane in which Nancy conceives
the community, as being singular plural, as inoperability that resists to be work, is not just a matter of literary language
but of existence as a silent whisper of things themselves, while the poetic status from which Blanchot understands the notion
of inoperability, as that suspension that's not separable from work, as the unavowable movement that occurs in and as a literary
work, suppose at the same time, then, certain working.
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