We are pleased to make available on this site recordings of René Girard speaking on topics of interest to students of mimetic theory. These recordings were made by Gil Bailie using very modest audio equipment. The quality of the audio is not always optimal, however we believe the content of the material more than compensates for any technical deficiencies.
We also wish to express our gratitude to Imitatio and the Thiel Foundation for their generosity in allowing us to make these talks available.
Introduction to Mimetic Theory
An address given at the 2002 Colloquium on Violence and Religion conference at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.