Spring 2016 Schedule

We’re delighted to announce our schedule for the 2016 Spring Quarter!

Unless otherwise notes, all meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 and are followed by a small reception.

Texts to be read in advance are uploaded to the website one week prior to our meeting. All documents are password-protected. The password is circulated via the listserv.

  • Thursday, March 31: Robert Pippin, Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, Philosophy, and in the College, “Inner and Outer, Active and Passive, Real and Apparent in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo”
  • Thursday, April 14: Wendy Doniger, Professor of History of Religions in the Divinity School, the Committee on Social Thought, and South Asian Languages & Civilization, and in the College, “The Man Who Wouldn’t Sleep With His Wife Until She Had Borne Him A Son: All’s Well That Ends Well and the Cross-Cultural Tale of the Clever Wife”
  • Thursday, April 28Konrad Weeda, PhD candidate in the Committee on Social Thought, “To Arcadia and Back: Landscapes, Poetics, and Form of Life”
  • Thursday, May 12:  María del Rosario Acosta Lopez, Associate Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, “On the Poetic Nature of Philosophical Writing: A Controversy Over Style between Schiller and Fichte”
  • Thursday, June 2,: Anastasia Artemyev Berg, PhD Candidate in the Committee on Social Thought, “The Unity of Plato’s Phaedrus as the Unity of a Living Being”

Winter 2016 Schedule

We’re delighted to announce our schedule for the 2016 Winter Quarter!

Unless otherwise notes, all meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 and are followed by a small reception.

Texts to be read in advance are uploaded to the website one week prior to our meeting. All documents are password-protected. The password is circulated via the listserv.

  • Thursday, January 7: Danielle Charette, PhD student in Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “Quentin Skinner, John Milton, and the Problem of Political Poetry”
  • Thursday, January 21: Andrei Pop, Associate Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago,“Fact, Fiction and Pictures. A Fregean Approach”
  • Thursday, February 4: Julia Mueller, PhD student in Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “On the Origins, Development & Life of Language”
  • Thursday, February 18: Martin Puchner, Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, “Please Mind the Gap between Theatre and Philosophy”
  • Thursday, March 3James Duesterberg, PhD candidate in English Language & Literature at the University of Chicago, “True Romance: The End of Americanist Aesthetic Form in Richard Powers’ Gain

Autumn 2015 Schedule

We’re thrilled to announce our Autumn 2015 schedule!

Unless otherwise notes, all meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 and are followed by a small reception.

Texts to be read in advance are uploaded to the website one week prior to our meeting. All documents are password-protected. The password is circulated via the listserv.

  • Thursday, October 1: discussion of Christoph Menke‘s essay “The Presence of Tragedy”
  • Thursday, October 15: Lindsay Atnip, PhD student in Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “Reconceiving Mimesis, Again: Toward a Polanyian Theory of Representation”
  • Thursday, November 5, from 2:00 to 6:00pm, and Friday, November 6:, from 10:00am to 6:00pm: “Community, Reason, Tragedy” Graduate Student Conference
    • Keynote by Sarah Beckwith, Professor of English at Duke University, on Thursday, November 5, at 4:30pm
  • Thursday, November 19: Mark Payne, Professor of Classics and the College, and in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, at the University of Chicago, “Gnostic and Hellenic ecology”
  • Thursday, December 3: David Gutherz, PhD student in Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “Reading Gramsci in Turin: or, How Italian Intellectuals Learned to Look for ‘The People'”

Spring 2015 Schedule

We’re thrilled to announce our Spring 2015 schedule!

Unless otherwise notes, all meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 and are followed by a small reception.

Texts to be read in advance are posted under the “Workshop Documents” tab one week prior to our meeting. All documents are password-protected. The password is circulated via the listserv.

Thursday, April 2 : Robert Bird, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Cinema Media Studies, Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, and the College at the University of Chicago, “Articulations of (Socialist) Realism: Lukacs, Platonov, Shklovskii

Thursday, April 16 : Close reading of Geoffrey Hill‘s essay, “Our Word Is Our Bond,” led by Joseph Simmons

Thursday, April 23 : Paul Kottman, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the New School for Social Research, “Romantic Love as Human Freedom

Tuesday, May 19 : John Paul Rollert, PhD student in Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “The Long Tragic Life of Oliver Eddleson: A Work of Speculative Fiction[NOTE THE UNUSUAL DATE]

Thursday, May 28: David Egan, Society of Fellows, Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, “Later Wittgenstein as Literature

Winter 2015 Schedule

Happy New Year!

We’re thrilled to announce our Winter 2015 Schedule:

Unless otherwise notes, all meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 and are followed by a small reception.

Texts to be read in advance are posted under the “Workshop Documents” tab one week prior to our meeting. All documents are password-protected. The password is circulated via the listserv.

Thursday, January 8: Close reading of Virginia Woolf‘s essays, “Craftsmanship,” “Modern Fiction,” and “How Should One Read a Book?” led by Carly Lane and Joseph Simmons.

Thursday, January 22: D.N. Rodowick, Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the College at the University of Chicago, “Perfectionism’s Ironic Transport.”

Thursday, February 5 : Glenn Most, Professor of Classics and Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “Allegoresis and Etymology.”

Thursday, February 19: Konrad C. Weeda, PhD Student in Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “Beautiful Farming and Meaningful Life in Virgil’s Georgics.

Thursday, March 5Brian Berry, PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago, guided reading of selections from Samuel Beckett’s short prose

Autumn 2014 Schedule

Unless otherwise notes, all meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 and are followed by a small reception.

Texts to be read in advance are posted under the “Workshop Documents” tab one week prior to our meeting. All documents are password-protected. The password is circulated via the listserv.

 

Thursday, October 2: Close reading of selections from Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Friedrich Schiller’s correspondence, led by Carly Lane and Joseph Simmons.

Thursday, October 16: Roger Pouivet, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lorraine, Director of the Laboratoire d’Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie – Archives Henri-Poincaré, and French Editor of the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, “Modal Aesthetics”

Thursday, October 30 : Philip Sugg, PhD student in Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “The Movement from Past to Future in George Eliot’s ‘Daniel Deronda’”

Thursday, November 13: Isabela Ferreira, PhD student in Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “Faustian Nihilism and its Aesthetic Cure”

Thursday, December 4: David Wellbery, LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, Comparative Literature, Committee on Social Thought, and the College; Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies, “Some Views of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on Aesthetics”

Literature & Philosophy Workshop Dates 2014-2015

We’re thrilled to be moving into our sixth consecutive year!

Our tentative schedule for  2014-2015 is as follows:

*Note: Meetings take place odd Thursdays at 4:30pm in Foster 305 unless otherwise specified.

Autumn 2014

October 2 (Week 1)

October 16 (Week 3)

October 30 (Week 5)

November 13 (Week 7)

December 4 (Week 10)*

Winter 2015

January 8 (Week 1)

January 22 (Week 3)

February 5 (Week 5)

February 19 (Week 7)

March 5 (Week 9)

Spring 2015

April 2 (Week 1)

April 16 (Week 3)

April 30 (Week 5)

May 14 (Week 7)

May 28 (Week 9)

Interested parties are encouraged to join our mailing list to receive information about upcoming meetings and reading materials.

Looking forward to seeing you this Autumn!

Carly Lane & Joseph Simmons (Literature & Philosophy Workshop Coordinators)

carlylane@uchicago.edu, josephsimmons@uchicago.edu

Spring 2014 Schedule

All meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 unless otherwise noted, and are followed by a small reception.

Papers to be read in advance are posted under the “Workshop Documents” tab one week prior to the meeting. All documents are password-protected. The password is circulated via the listserv.

 

Thursday, April 17, in Foster 505: Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, “Tragedy’s Philosophy”

Thursday, May 1: Miguel Tamen, Visiting Professor of Portuguese Literature at the University of Chicago; Director of the Program in Literary Theory at the University of Lisbon, “Invisible Hands”

Thursday, May 15: Alia Breitwieser, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago, “The Ethics and Poetics of Identity in Peach Blossom Fan”

Thursday, May 29: Noah Chafets, PhD Candidate in Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “Love and Rhetoric in Plato’s Phaedrus”

Winter 2014 Schedule

All meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 unless otherwise noted, and are followed by a small reception.

Papers to be read in advance are posted under the “Workshop Documents” tab one week prior to the meeting. All documents are password-protected. The password is circulated via the listserv.

 

Thursday, January 9: Close Reading of Hannah Arendt’s, Introduction to Walter Benjamin’s Illuminations, led by Carly Lane and Joseph Simmons

 

Thursday, January 23: Luke Parker, PhD Candidate Social Thought and Classics at the University of Chicago, “Heraclitus’ Philosophical Poetics”

 

*Friday, February 14: Kelly Dean Jolley, Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University, “Disposable Thinking” together with the Wittgenstein Workshop, Location Foster 505, at 10:30am (*Please note the altered date, time, and location.)

 

Thursday, February 20: Maeve Hooper, PhD Candidate Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago, “Going in Circles: Structural Repetition in Adalbert Stifter’s Bergkristall”

 

Thursday, March 6Rosanna Warren, Poet and Professor of Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “Mystery and Muddle: Reading and Unreading Poems”

 

 

Autumn 2013 Schedule

All meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 unless otherwise noted, and are followed by a small reception.

Papers to be read in advance are posted under the “Workshop Documents” tab one week prior to the meeting. All documents are password-protected. The password is circulated via the listserv.

 

Thursday, October 3: Close Reading of Iris Murdoch‘s “Literature and Philosophy: A Conversation with Bryan Magee” and “Against Dryness,” led by Carly Lane and Joseph Simmons

 

Thursday, October 17: Fay Rosner, Lecturer Department of French & Italian, Northwestern University, “Art, Manners, and Morals: Lessons from Proust’s Combray”

 

Thursday, October 31: Trent Leipert, PhD Candidate Music History & Theory at the University of Chicago, “Luigi Nono’s Late Style and Navigating the Subject”

 

Thursday, November 14: Philip Sugg, PhD Candidate Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, “Individuality and Development in Goethe’s Late Work”

 

Thursday, November 21: Søren Harnow Klausen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Denmark, “Existential Trajectories and Turning Points in Literary Fiction”

 

Monday, December 9: Michael Subialka, Powys Roberts Research Fellow in European Literature in St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, “Modernist Modes of Aesthetic Meaning: The Vampire, the Embalmer, and the Moment of Truth”

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