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”



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