Takashi Ichikawa is currently Professor of French Literature at the Faculty of Arts, Keio University, Tokyo. After completing his Master of Arts at Keio University, he continued his studies in modern French literature and philosophy at the University of Paris 7 from 1990, where he defended his doctoral thesis in 1997. His thesis on the influence of Heidegger on Georges Bataille is entitled: "L'Opération fictive et la conception du sujet chez Georges Bataille" (The fictive operation and the conception of the subject in Georges Bataille). Ichikawa’s latest publications include "Le temps, l'écriture et la politique: de Bataille à Nancy", Takashi Ichikawa (ed.), Tayotai, special issue on Jean-Luc Nancy, Getsuyosha, 2020; "Genealogy of the affirmation of negative thought", Alain Milon (ed.), Leçon d'économie Générale : l'expérience-limite chez Bataille-Blanchot-Klossowski, Presses Universitaires de Paris Nanterre, 2019; "Time, self-affection, property – a discussion on transcendental aesthetics between Jean-Luc Nancy and Jacques Derrida", Tokyo Municipal University Review, special issue Jean-Luc Nancy, 2017; and "The politics of myth – virtual debate between Georges Bataille and Pierre Drieu La Rochelle", Cahiers Bataille, no. 3, Éditions Les Cahiers, 2016.