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”

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