“But where does the outside commence? This question is the question of the archive. There are undoubtedly no others.”¹
Jacques Derrida’s Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression is, among other things, a relentless exploration of the archive’s ambivalent position between private and public, inside and outside, secret and exposed. As such, the book offers a useful basis for thinking about how to intervene in a hitherto inaccessible archive. In this workshop, we will closely read some key sections from Archive Fever and then attempt to use our reading to collectively work through some of the proposals currently being developed by students in the workshop.
¹ Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression, trans. Eric Prenowitz (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), 8