Spring 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 announced via the listserv and posted under “Workshop Documents”  tab one week prior to the meeting.  


Thursday, April 4Myron Silberstein, Committee on Social Thought cohort ’02-’03, Resident Composer at Storycatchers Theatre, General Manager of VOX 3 Vocal Collective, “New Perspectives on Rites of Passage”


Thursday, April 11Lorraine Daston, Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Visiting Professor of Social Thought and History at the Univeristy of Chicago,  “The Unnatural: Horror, Terror, and Wonder”


Thursday, April 18William Marx, Professor of Comparative Literature at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Director of Graduate School of Letters, Languages and Performing Arts at Université Paris Ouest. Honorary Fellow of the Institut universitaire de France, “Were Greek Tragedies Always Tragic?”


Thursday, May 2: Close Reading of Cora Diamond’s “The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy” led by Carly Lane and Robert Abbott


Thursday, May 16: V. Joshua Adams, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago, “Emily Dickinson’s ‘It’ and the Problem of Privacy”


Thursday, May 30: Close Reading of Franz Kafka’s “The Silence of the Sirens” led by Drew Dixon, PhD Candidate in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago



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