First, acclaimed French post-modernist Jean Baudrillard has died. LGM remarks: "Jean Baudrillard did not happen."
Second, via Ann Bartow, an interesting twist regarding the papers of (already dead) French post-modernist and deconstructionism pioneer Jacques Derrida:
When a vampire expert allegedly seduced a tipsy UC Irvine student four years ago, he inadvertently set off a chain of events that now jeopardizes the school’s control of a dead philosopher’s prized archives.
According to multiple sources, Derrida wanted UCI to halt its investigation of a Russian studies professor, Dragan Kujundzic, who was accused of sexually harassing a 25-year-old female doctoral student. So he tried to use his archives as leverage to derail the case, they said.