Concordia Graduate Philosophy Conference: The World In Words

April 16, 2021 - April 17, 2021
Department of Philosophy, Concordia University

1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve
Montréal H3G 1M8

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  • Ulf Hlobil


Concordia University

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The Graduate Philosophy Students Association of Concordia University is excited to announce its annual philosophy conference. The theme of this year's conference is "The World in Words: Philosophy and Literature". 

Conference Schedule (EST):

Friday, April 16:   12:00: Opening Remarks & Zoom Instructions.  

Session 1: Limits and Legitimacy (Chair: TBA)  

12.30 Kristen Lewis, Dante’s Paradiso: Negative Theology, the Limit of Expression, and Hegelian Romantic Art  

1:00 Daniel Fraser, Refused Transaction: Temporalities of Trauma and the Problem of Metaphor in the Poetry of Paul Celan  

1:30 Ignacio Javier Moreno Fluxà, Language, Legitimacy, Literature: In the margins of phenomenological experience.    

2:00 BREAK  

Session 2: Poetry, Narrative and Politics (Chair: Leah Edmonds)  

2:30 Pedro Gois Moreira, Ideology as Background Narrative  

3:00 Liam Abellán, The Problem of the Poem: Badiou's Modernist Platonism  

3:30 Bogdan Ovcharuk, K.’s Self-Slander, Subversive Masochism, and the Law in Kafka’s The Trial    

4:00 BREAK  

Session 3: Languages of Embodiment (Chair: Aaron Hone)  

4:30 Tessel Veneboer, Kathy Acker’s Languages of the Body  

5:00David Eduardo Torres,The Annunciation: Virtuous-Self Objectification?

5:30 Henry Kramer, Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation is not a Horror Story: Three Perspectives on the Self  

 6:00 BREAK  

7:00 Panel discussions:    

Saturday, April 17:  

Session: 4: Ethics and Ambiguities (Chair: Aaron Hone)  

10:30 Kayla Dold, Gin, Tonic, and Other Delicious Combinations: The Ethics of Ambiguity as a Literary Text  

11:00 Kirstin Waldkoenig, Incommensurable Moral Goods and the Paradoxical Self in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior  

11:30 Matt Rosen, Poetic Form and Moral Vision: Themes from Hipponax and Cora Diamond   12:00 BREAK  

Session 5: Love, History and Divinity (Chair: Leah Edmonds)  

1:00 Seth Kreeger, Metaphysical Considerations of Eä: God and Providence in Tolkien and Aquinas  

1:30 Robbie Dillon, A GOD STRONGER THAN I: Poetry and Philosophy in Medieval Florence  

2:00: Dylan Shaul, Hegel, Aristotle, and Tragedy: The Catharsis of Absolute Spirit  

2:30 BREAK  

3:00 Panel discussions:  

4:00 BREAK  

 4:30 Keynote: Todd Mcgowan, Genre as Contradiction  

 6:00 Closing Remarks  

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April 17, 2021, 12:00am EST

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