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Guide to the Safaa Fathy Video Recordings of Jacques Derrida Lectures MS.C.014
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Processing Note
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Safaa Fathy video recordings of Jacques Derrida lectures
    Collection Number: MS-C014
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Languages: The collection is in English and French.
    Physical Description: 9.5 Linear feet (26 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
    Date (inclusive): 2000-2004
    Abstract: This collection comprises video recordings made by Safaa Fathy to document selected public lectures and other activities of the French philosopher and critical theorist Jacques Derrida between 2000 and 2004. Events include public lectures, panel discussions, conferences, and ceremonies. Some events contain recordings of additional participants, including theorists such as Jürgen Habermas, Hélène Cixous, and Axel Honneth.
    Creator: Fathy, Safaa

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Access to duplicating masters of video recordings is restricted; viewing copies must be used instead. If a viewing copy is not available, one must be created before use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Safaa Fathy Video Recordings of Jacques Derrida Lectures. MS-C014. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Filmed by Fathy for UCI Special Collections and Archives, 2000-2004.

    Processing History

    Processed by Kurt Ozment in 2002. Finding aid revised by William Landis in 2004. Additional processing by Michelle Weng in 2007. Finding aid revised by Cyndi Shein in 2007. Additions and finding aid revisions by Andrew Jones, Anne Nguyen, and Joanna Lamb in 2009 and 2010.

    Biography

    Safaa Fathy, filmmaker, dramatist, and poet, was born in 1958 in Minia, Egypt. She studied at the Sorbonne and received a doctorate in theater. She has directed or co-directed six films, both fictional and documentary, including Hidden Faces (1991), Doisneau (1993), Ghazeia, danseuses d'égypte (1993), Maxime Rodinson: l'Athée des dieux (1996), Le Silence (1997), and D'ailleurs, Derrida (1999). She was a student of Jacques Derrida, and the documentary D'ailleurs, Derrida resulted in a collaboration between Fathy and Derrida on the book Tourner les mots: Au bord d'un film (Galilée- Arte éditions, 2000). She has also published a collection of poems titled ...Où ne pas naître (Paris-Méditerranée, 2003). Much of Fathy's poetry, written originally in Arabic, has been translated into both French and English.
    Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), French philosopher and critical theorist, is best known for the development of the theory of deconstruction. During his lifetime, he published and lectured widely, and was active in social and political projects. His work in philosophy and critical theory traverses numerous disciplines, including literature, politics, law, religion, psychoanalysis, and ethnography.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises video recordings made by Safaa Fathy to document selected public lectures and other activities of the French philosopher and critical theorist Jacques Derrida between 2000 and 2004. Events include public lectures, panel discussions, conferences, and ceremonies. Some events contain recordings of additional participants, including theorists such as Jürgen Habermas, Hélène Cixous, and Axel Honneth. Most recordings include Derrida's responses to questions from the audience following the event. In some cases the recordings are supplemented by printed ephemera documenting the event.
    Researchers should note that Fathy often recorded more than one lecture on a single tape or DVD. If a tape ended in the middle of a lecture, she continued recording on the next tape or DVD.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 2 series.
    • Series 1. Ephemera, 2000-2004. 0.5 linear feet
    • Series 2. Video recordings, 2000-2004. 9 linear feet

    Processing Note

    Fathy originally recorded the footage on mini digital video cassettes in the PAL format at a speed of 60 minutes per cassette. These archival originals were retained by the filmmaker. DVD or NTSC VHS duplicating masters were created for each recording. In many cases, viewing copies have been made for researchers to use.

    Related Collections

    Related materials, including Safaa Fathy's documentary D'ailleurs, Derrida, can be found in the Jacques Derrida Papers (MS-C01), Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries. A guide to this collection is available through the Online Archive of California at http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf3q2nb26c/ 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Derrida, Jacques -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine --Faculty -- Archives.
    Critical theory--Archives.
    Criticism -- History -- Sources
    Deconstruction -- Archives.
    DVDs -- 21st century.
    Lectures -- 21st century.
    Literary critics.
    Literature -- History and criticism -- Archives.
    Philosophers.
    Philosophy, European -- 20th century -- Archives.
    Philosophy, French -- 20th century -- Archives.
    Theorists.
    Video recordings -- 21st century.