2015-16 Schedule

*=guest speaker

Spring 2016: meetings held every other Wednesday, 4:30-6:30, Cobb 219.

April 13: *Prof. A.W. Eaton (Philosophy, UIC).

April 20 (special meeting):**Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel (Universität Bonn).
“The Meaning of ‘Existence’ and the Contingency of Sense.”

April 27: Francey Russell (Philosophy). Guided discussion of Freud on drives and sexuality.
(readings: Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality; Instincts and their Vicissitudes)

May 25: *Prof. Gregg Horowitz (Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute)
“Found Object/Found Footage” (paper available on downloads page)

Tues. May 31 (note unusual day and location): Jonathan Schroeder (English, University of Chicago).
“Americanizing Michel Foucault.”
Cobb 106, 4:30-6:30

Past Schedule

Spring 2016:

March 30: Yuliya Tsutserova (Divinity, University of Chicago). “Seeing Nothing: Making Phenomenological Sense of the Counterspectacle in McCarthy’s The Road.”


Winter 2016: meetings held every other Wednesday, 4:30-6:30, Cobb 219.

January 6: Brian Berry (Comparative Literature, University of Chicago). “Scenes of Instruction: Beckett’s Comment c’est (How It Is) and Cavell on Rule-Following.”

January 20: Daniel Rodriguez Navas (Philosophy, University of Chicago). “Foucault’s Response to the Nihilist Challenge: From the Will to Truth to the Aesthetics of Existence.”

February 3: Cody Jones (Divinity, University of Chicago). Guiding a discussion of Badiou’s Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism.

February 17: Daniel Telech (Philosophy, University of Chicago). “Nietzsche and the Normativity of the Will to Truth.”

March 3 (note different day and room–Cobb 104): *Prof. Eugenie Brinkema (Literature, MIT). “Violence and the Diagram (Or, The Human Centipede).”

March 16: Daniel Wyche (Divinity, University of Chicago)  Postponed till next quarter.

Spring 2015

April 1-  Joshua Kates (Professor of English, Indiana University)

April 15- Roger Eichorn (Philosophy, University of Chicago)

April 22** (special event, special date)- JP Narboux (Bordeaux)

May 27- Daniel Schultz (Divinity, University of Chicago)

Winter 2015

Jan 14: Birte Löschenkohl (Society of Fellows):

Jan 28: Andrew Werner (Philosophy) guides a reading from Deleuze

Feb 11: JJ McFadden (Political Theory)

Feb 25: Paula Galhardo Cepil (Philosophy, University of Paris 1) on Merleau-Ponty

Mar 11: Prof. Raoul Moati (Philosophy)

Fall 2014

October 29: Daniel Ricardo Rodriguez Navas (Philosophy); discussion of Sartre’s Transcendence of the Ego.

November 12: Tuomo Tiisala (Philosophy)–title TBA

November 26th–no workshop

December 3: Birte Löschenkohl (Society of Fellows)–title TBA

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