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Nicolae Morar Receives a Second NEH Grant

Nicolae Morar (Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Environmental Studies), along with Daniel W. Smith (Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University) and Thomas Nail (Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Denver & UO Alumni) have recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to translate a series of seminar lectures given by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. This is the second NEH grant that Morar, Nail, and Smith have received in order to translate and to develop a critical edition of seminar series.

The three-year award for $294,236 will allow the team to translate several lectures that Deleuze (1925–1995) gave at the University of Paris 8, where he taught for many years. The translations will be posted online and freely available to scholars at the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR).

Deleuze, who authored more than 25 books, is widely recognized as one of the most influential and important French philosophers of the second half of the 20th century. Several of his books, such as Nietzsche and Philosophy and Difference and Repetition, have become classics in their fields. Large crowds attended his seminars from 1979–1987, and recordings of Deleuze’s lectures were ultimately archived at the the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

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