Discussions will take place Thursdays at 5pm in Foster 505.  October 26 “Reading Job through Rosenzweig: God’s Poetic Response as Revelation in The Book of Job” Alicia Badea, PhD Student in Comparative Literature…

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Discussions, except where noted, will take place Thursdays at 4pm in Foster 305.  April 6 “Maxima in Minimis: The Lyric Sublime from Longinus to the Romantics” Glenn W. Most, Professor of Greek Philology…

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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…

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TUESDAY, October 5  “Systematic Platonism and the Literary Character of Plato’s Dialogues” Will Altman, Independent Scholar Respondent: Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire, PhD candidate, Committee on Social Thought *Note unusual date​* October 21…

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Literature & Philosophy Workshop The University of Chicago Spring 2021 Schedule   April 8 “The Theaetetus as Philosophical Fiction” By Prof. James Redfield, Classics, Social Thought, and the College Respondent:…

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Autumn 2019 Schedule October 10. Luke Foster, Ph.D. Candidate, Social Thought, University of Chicago “Separated Powers in Hamlet’s Soul: The Tragedy of Denmark”   October 17. Andrei Pop, Professor of Social Thought and…

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January 10th: Susan McWilliams (Professor of Politics, Pomona College), “American Road Trip Stories and American Political Thought” (Foster 505) Since long before the age of the automobile, Americans have been…

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October 2nd: James Kreines (Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College), “Absolute Idealism and the Metaphysical Definitions of God: Hegel on Aristotle and Spinoza” (Foster 505)   October 18th: Lindsay Atnip…

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March 29th: Michael Rutherglen (PhD student, Committee on Social Thought), “Intermittency, Transparency, & Parody: On Eliot’s Rhymes” (Foster 305) Although T.S. Eliot is most often thought of as helping to…

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January 11th: Danielle Charette (PhD student, Social Thought), “Shakespearean Monarchs in Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death: Royal Case-Studies in Despair” (Foster 305) Throughout The Sickness Unto Death, Kierkegaard draws upon Shakespeare to illustrate the theatrics of…

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