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Right to Philosophy at Princeton

Posted: Thursday 06 Aug 2015
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September 24, 2015 – 2:30pm to September 25, 2015 – 6:00pm

Right to Philosophy 2015 Conference-Workshop (organized with the cooperation of the London Graduate School), featuring Emily Apter, Ben Baer, Étienne Balibar, Eduardo Cadava, Katie Chenoweth, Rebecca Comay, Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Russ Leo, Martin McQuillan, Diogo Sardinha, Bernard Stiegler, Joseph Vogl, and Simon Morgan Wortham. September 24th, 2:30pm-6:00pm; September 25th, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Right to Philosophy 2015 is a one and a half day conference-workshop departing from Jacques Derrida’s De droit à la philosophie (English: Who’s Afraid of Philosophy? and The Eyes of the University) to address the contemporary university and related issues (institutions and counter-institutions, the fate of critique, the status of the humanities, etc.); in keeping with the conference-workshop format, attendees are strongly encouraged to prepare in advance, participate in the discussions, and to attend as much of the event as possible.


Thursday, September 24th

2:30 – 4:15pm Welcome/opening remarks by Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz (Princeton); Keynote by Bernard Stiegler (Centre Pompidou/IRI), introduced by Joseph Vogl (Humboldt/Princeton)

4:30 – 6:00 Rebecca Comay (Toronto); Eduardo Cadava (Princeton)

6:30 Fall Reception for Department of Comparative Literature

Friday, September 25th

10:00 –11:30 Emily Apter (NYU); Benjamin Conisbee Baer (Princeton)

11:30 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 1:15 Martin McQuillan (Kingston); Simon Morgan Wortham (Kingston)

1:15 – 2:30 Lunch

2:30 – 4:00 Roundtable featuring Diogo Sardinha (Ciph/Lisbon), Katie Chenoweth (Princeton), and Russ Leo (Princeton)

4:00 – 4:30 Break

4:30 – 6:00 Keynote by Étienne Balibar (Kingston/Columbia)

As seating will be limited, attendees should register in advance by writing to:

Sponsored by: The Department of Comparative Literature, The Department of English, The Department of French and Italian, The Department of German, The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM), The London Graduate School, The Program in Media + Modernity, The University Center for Human Values, The University Council of the Humanities.


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