Winter 2022

January 13
“Eros, Tragedy and the Void in Iris Murdoch’s Philosophy”
Kate Petroff, PhD Candidate, Philosophy
Respondent: Erik Giard-Chase, MAPH student

January 20
“From Erotics to Perspicacity to Depth: Sontag and Wittgenstein on (and Against) Interpretation”
Lin Atnip,¬†Instructor, Graham School’s Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults
Respondent: John Muller, PhD Student, Philosophy and Committee on Social Thought

February 17
“Shakespeare and Skepticism”
Richard Strier, Frank L. Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor in the English department, Divinity school, and College
Respondent: Ben Jeffrey, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Social Sciences

February 24
“Contractual Execution: James Baldwin and Charles Mills on Nonwhite Internalization of Racist Ideology”
Paul Cato, PhD Candidate, Committee on Social Thought
Respondent: Michael Dawson, Professor, Political Science and the College

March 3
“Rumi: Toward a Minor Literature in the Era of World Literature”
Abolfazl Ahangari, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong
Respondent: Haun Saussy, Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College

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