Spring 2011 Schedule

Thursday, March 31 Lisa Ruddick, Associate Professor of English, leading a discussion of cognitive studies approaches to literature

Thursday, April 14 – Agnes Malinowska, PhD Candidate in Social Thought, on “The Activity of Consciousness: Pragmatism and American Literature in the Age of Evolution”

Thursday, April 28 in Foster 505 – James Conant, Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, on “Nietzsche’s Perfectionism: A Reading of Schopenhauer as Educator

(Please note that the discussion with Professor Conant will be in Foster 505, not the usual room)

Thursday, May 5 – Jason Mohaghegh, Assistant Professor of World Literature, New Jersey City University, author of New Literature and Philosophy in the Middle East: The Chaotic Imagination, on “Inflictions: The Writing of Violence, East/West” (joint meeting with MEHAT)

Friday, May 6 at 4:00 – Jason Mohaghegh at MEHAT workshop (joint workshop meeting with Lit/Phil)

Thursday, May 12 – Dana Freibach-Heifetz, Associate Member of the Department of Philosophy, on “Giving Sense to Generosity-Ethics: A Philosophical Reading of Dostoevsky’s The Idiot”

Thursday, May 26 – John Paul Rollert, PhD Candidate in Social Thought, on “The Great Gatsby and the Insensible Imagination”

Thursday, June 2 – Michael Subialka, PhD Candidate in Social Thought and Romance Languages and Literatures, on “Grotesque Aesthetics: Pirandello, the Romantics, and the Distorted Shape of Humor.”

All meetings take place at 4:30pm in Foster 305 unless otherwise noted.
Papers to be read in advance will be circulated via lsitserv one week prior to the meeting.

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