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Vice-Presidential Seminar: Why Psychoanalysis?

Organizer: Ranji Khanna

This seminar explores psychoanalysis and the question of comparison as the thinking across different spheres (difference, metaphor, analogy, dyad, sinthome, migration, translation, theoria... more

Modernist Extra-Cinematic Montage

Organizer: Nikita Allgire

Although entering the English language in the late 1920s by way of early theories of cinema and the art of the European Modernist avant-garde, the conceptual and historical trajectories of montage... more

Inhuman Voices: Writing and the Non-Human

Organizer: Katharina Simon

Time and again, literature has reflected on its non-human origins in scenes of writing and invocation. In “Autobiography as De-facement,” de Man conceptualizes prosopopeia as the mechanism in which... more

Genre Theory Today

Organizer: Martin Aagaard Jensen

Scholars have turned to genre as both method and topic in recent years. It has arisen as a heuristic for literary sociologists, feminist critics and race theorists. At the same time, critics observe... more


Organizer: Nicholas Brady

Afropessimism is one name given to a recent movement in thought to consider blackness as a singular condition that throws the categories of the modern world into crisis at the same time as it... more

Political Implications of the Poetics of Philosophy

Organizer: Osman Nemli

Following world shattering social and political events in the 20th century, philosophy’s ability to be an adequate or efficacious discipline to change, let alone interpret, the world was brought into... more

Forms of Attention

Organizer: Jennifer Reimer

Recent scholarship has placed renewed, and updated, focus on the question of aesthetic form. Building on that focus, this panel asks: how can aesthetic form produce or enable modes of attention, and... more