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or Victor Vitanza on Jean-François Lyotard's The Differend. In this lecture he discusses linkages, catechism, production of description derived from prescription, the human desire to connect, Puritans, Sodom and Gomorrah, incest taboo, hemophilia, the Harmonites, politics as threat to the differend, equity, Gorgias and Gertrude Stein, Heraclitus' teachers, Sibyls, signs, counting systems, painting, John Cage's Seminar on Nothing, genre, politics, democracy, residue of differends, species and genus analytics, nothing, the unconscious mind, destruction, Blanchot's The Writing of the Disaster, community, Joyce Carol Oates, and Ovid. Public open lecture for the students and staff of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011 Victor Vitanza. Victor Vitanza, PhD, Jean-Francois Lyotard Chair at the European Graduate School EGS, is Professor of English and Rhetoric at Clemson University. He is also the Director of the Ph.D. program at Clemson University in Rhetorics, Communications, and Information Design (RCID). Victor J. Vitanza is the Editor of PRE a journal of rhetorical theory, and the Director of the PRE://TEXT Publishing Webwork. His books and articles include: Negation, Subjectivity, and The History of Rhetoric (1997); Writing Histories of Rhetoric (1993); CyberReader (1998); Chaste Rape: Sexual Violence, Canon Formation, and Rhetorical Cultures (dissertation); 'Love, Lust, Rhetorics (from ...