Current Schedule

We are pleased to announce the Literature & Philosophy Workshop’s Fall 2020 schedule. All discussions take place at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Please direct your questions to David Kretz ( and Xinyue Zhang (

Literature & Philosophy Workshop

The University of Chicago

Winter 2021 Schedule



January 14

“Impoverishment and Antifragility of the Good in Kazuo Ishiguro’s

The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go”


By Andrew Stahl,

Philosophy; Cinema and Media Studies


Respondent: Pirachula Chulanon,

Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy




(Friday!) January 29

“Another Turn of the Screw: Seeing and Reading James’s Novella”


By Prof. Andrei Pop,

Social Thought, Art History, and the College


Respondent: Prof. Robert Pippin,

Social Thought, Philosophy, and the College




February 4

“A Discussion of Newly Translated Criticism and Poetry by Fernando Pessoa”


Led by Kerry Balden,

M.A. Student, Graham School




February 18

“Atopology of law: Reading Derrida reading Kafka’s Before the law”


By Michael Schwarz,

Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, Northwestern University


Respondent: Ryan Bingham,

Ph.D. Student, Divinity School




February 25 (4 pm!)

“The Apprenticeship of Selfhood: Education as Philosophy in Nietzsche’s Early Writings”


By Yingqi Ariel Tang,

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, Yale University


Respondent: Prof. James Conant,

Philosophy and the College




March 11

“The Literariness of the Virtues of Greatness in Aristotle”


By David Hayes, Ph.D.

Greek Philosophy and Literature, Bard College Berlin


Respondent: Xinyue Zhang,

Ph.D. Student, Social Thought



Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held via Zoom from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

For any questions, please email Xinyue Zhang ( or David Kretz (