Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Claude Levi-Strauss

One of my students told me today that Levi-Strauss had died.

I feel so far out of all loops; a student told me because we were talking about theories of desire. I hadn't heard about it in the department or anything.


  1. When I saw an announcement (on an academic listserv), I thought the intrawebs were having one of those timewarp spasms where they send out decades-old messages, because I couldn't believe he was still alive - or had recently been. And then I saw no other coverage, which I thought confirmed my suspicion.

  2. Ha! That's just what I was going to say... it did come up among my colleagues, but the general reaction was "Huh? He was still alive?"

  3. I felt exactly the same way. I would have thought he died fifty years ago!