Sunday, March 30, 2008
CFP: "The Popular," Inaugural World Picture Conference, Oklahoma State University, October 24-25, 2008.
Howard, Jennifer. "A Question of Evidence, or a Leap of Faith [on Coleridge]?" CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION March 28, 2008.
Mayes, Tessa. "Mill is a Dead White Male with Something to Say." SPIKED REVIEW OF BOOKS 11 (March 2008).
Boyes, Roger. "Friedrich Nietzsche's Grave Under Threat from Search for Brown Coal." TIMES March 26, 2008.
In 1840 a young Danish girl called Regine Olsen got engaged to her sweetheart – a modish and clever young man called Søren Kierkegaard. The two were deeply in love but soon the husband to be began to have doubts. He worried that he couldn’t make Regine happy and stay true to himself and his dreams of philosophy. It was a terrible dilemma, but Kierkegaard broke off the engagement – a decision from which neither he nor his fiancée fully recovered. This unhappy episode has become emblematic of the life and thought of Søren Kierkegaard - a philosopher who confronted the painful choices in life and who understood the darker modes of human existence. Yet Kierkegaard is much more than the gloomy Dane of reputation. A thinker of wit and elegance, his ability to live with paradox and his desire to think about individuals as free have given him great purchase in the modern world and he is known as the father of Existentialism.
- Jonathan Rée, Visiting Professor at Roehampton University and the Royal College of Art
- Clare Carlisle, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool
- John Lippitt, Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Hertfordshire
CFP: "The Early Twentieth-Century Crisis in Psychology: Causes, Contexts, and Consequences," Max Planck Institute, October 10-12, 2008.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
CFP: "Reading After Empire: Local, Global and Diaspora Audiences," Devolving Diasporas Research Project, Stirling University, September 3-5, 2008.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Weiss, Michael. "The Prometheus of American Criticism [on Edmund Wilson]." DEMOCRATIYA (Spring 2008).
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Socher, Abraham. "Review of Michael L. Morgan and Peter Eli Gordon, eds. CAMBRIDGE COMPANTION TO MODERN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY." NDPR March 15, 2008.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Colebrook, Claire. "Review of Gregg Lambert's WHO'S AFRAID OF DELEUZE AND GUATTARI?" NDPR March 13, 2008.
Friday, March 14, 2008
CFP: "India and the Indian Diasporic Imagination," Paul Valery University, Montpellier 3, France, April 2-4, 2009.
"Fragmented Narrative: the Narratology of the Greek Letter," Department of Classics, University of Wales Lampeter, September 21–24, 2008.
"Wittgenstein after his Nachlass," Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, May 2-3, 2008.
CFP: "Transmodernity: Managing Global Communication," Romanian Association of Semiotic Studies, Bacau and Slanic-Moldovia, October 23-25, 2008.
Oudart, Jean-Pierre. "Cinema and Suture." CAHIERS DU CINEMA 211 and 212 (1969). Trans. Kari Hanet. SCREEN 18 (1978).
Miller, Jacques-Alain. "Suture." CAHIERS POUR L'ANALYSE 1 (1966). Trans. Jacqueline Rose. SCREEN 18 (1978).
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Lambert, Gregg. "Review of Eyal Peretz's BECOMING VISIONARY: BRIAN DE PALMA'S CINEMATIC EDUCATION OF THE SENSES." NDPR March 11, 2008.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
4th Annual Conference, Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA), University of Leeds, September 3-5, 2008.
Theatre Performance and Philosophy: Mission Statement: Ever since Aristotle's Poetics in the West, and Natyashastra in what is now South Asia, philosophy has played a major role in relation to theatre, both in explaining the phenomena associated with theatre and in influencing theatre practice and theory. Besides examining the often overlooked historical links between philosophy and theatre in the works and plays of given thinkers like Hegel and Sartre, of particular interest to the TaPRA Theatre, Performance and Philosophy working group will be the use of theatrical metaphors in philosophy and the notion of the "performative" and performance, from Austin's How To Do Things withWords to Derrida's "Signature, Event, Context". The radical transformations of philosophy undertaken by thinkers such as Nietzsche, Lyotard, Deleuze, Bataille, Debord, and Baudrillard offer philosophy itself as a theatre in which its poetic aspect is asserted as irreducible to any political or social agenda that may seek to define it. In examining the links between recent philosophical enquiry and theatre and performance this working group will explore the potential practical and theoretical implications of such a turn.
Working Methods: The TPP working group will meet annually at TaPRA conference and maintain a lively debate in between through an email list and research paper presentations at both Lincoln and Loughborough. An outlet for publications exists for appropriate titles, including conference proceedings, in the Rodopi series Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, for which TPP co-convenor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe serves as general editor, as well as through the refereed web journal at http://blackboard.lincoln.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/users/dmeyerdinkgrafe/index.htm