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Boston University Colloquium on Literature, Philosophy and Aesthetics: Wittgenstein and Literature, November 1-2, 2019

11/1/2019 to 11/2/2019
When: November 1-2, 2019
Where: Boston University
610 Commonwealth Avenue
Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering
Boston, Massachusetts  02215
United States
Contact: Robert Chodat
English, Boston University

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The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to co-sponsor the Boston University Colloquium on Literature, Philosophy, and Aesthetics: Wittgenstein and Literary Studies on November 1-2, 2019.

The Colloquium is organized by Professor Robert Chodat, Department of English at BU, and is co-sponsored with the BU Center for the Humanities. The Colloquium is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.

Venue: Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 02215)

Participants will be presenting work in progress on Wittgenstein and Literature, for critique by the other participants. 


Friday, November 1:

9:30: Opening remarks: John Gibson and Rob Chodat

9:45-11:15: Michael LeMahieu (Associate Professor of English; Clemson) "Writing After Wittgenstein"

Respondent: Espen Hammer (Professor of Philosophy; Temple)

11:30-1:00: Toril Moi (James B. Duke Professor of Literature; Duke)  "Wittgenstein and Literary Criticism"

Respondent: Richard Eldridge (Charles and Harriet Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy; Swarthmore College)

2:30-4:00: Henry Pickford (German; Duke) "Wittgenstein's Styles"

Respondent: Juliet Floyd (Professor of Philosophy; BU)

4:15-5:45: Hannah Eldridge (Associate Professor of German; Wisconsin) "Wittgenstein and Lyric"

         Respondent: Kristin Boyce (Philosophy, Mississippi State)

Saturday, November 2:

9:30-11:00:  Magdalena Ostas (Assistant Professor of English; Rhode Island College) "Storied Thoughts: Wittgenstein and the Reaches of Fiction"

             Respondent: Nancy Bauer (Professor of Philosophy; Tufts)

11:15-12:45: Robert Chodat (Professor of English; BU) "Appreciating Materials: Criticim, Science, and the Very Idea of Method"

                    Respondent: Avner Baz (Professor of Philosophy; Tufts)

2:15-3:45: Sarah Beckwith (Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English; Duke) "Forms of Life"

Respondent: Naomi Scheman (Professor of Philosophy and Women & Gender Studies; Minnesota)

4:15-5:15: Ben Ware (Theology and Religious Studies; King's College London) "Wittgenstein's Modernist Subjectivity: Apocalypse, Ethics, Transformation"

Respondent: Garry Hagberg (James H. Ottaway Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy; Bard College)


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