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ASA Funds BU Conference on Literature, Philosophy, and Aesthetics

Monday, May 27, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Van Camp
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The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce a grant of $1,900 for 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.

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

The Working Schedule is as follows. As more information becomes available, it will be posted here, as well as in the ASA Newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter.

Friday, November 1:

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé (Associate Professor of English; Tulane) on Wittgenstein’s literary background

                Respondent: Kristin Boyce (Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Mississippi State)

Michael LeMahieu (Associate Professor of English; Clemson) on literature after/about Wittgenstein

                Respondent: Espen Hammer (Professor of Philosophy; Temple)

 Toril Moi (James B. Duke Professor of Literature; Duke) on Wittgenstein and literary criticism

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

Yi-Ping Ong (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Johns Hopkins) on Wittgenstein’s styles and genres

               Respondent: Juliet Floyd (Professor of Philosophy; BU)

Saturday, November 2:

Hannah Eldridge (Associate Professor of German; Wisconsin) on Wittgenstein and lyric poetry

             Respondent: John Gibson (Professor of Philosophy; Louisville)

Magdalena Ostas (Assistant Professor of English; Rhode Island College) on Wittgenstein and narrative

      Respondent: Nancy Bauer (Professor of Philosophy; Tufts)

Robert Chodat (Professor of English; BU) on Wittgenstein, science, and interpretation

            Respondent: Avner Baz (Professor of Philosophy; Tufts)

Sarah Beckwith (Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English; Duke) on Wittgenstein, context, and history

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

Ben Ware (Lecturer in Philosophy & Religion; University College London) on Wittgenstein and subjectivity

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


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