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CRPLA 2016-17 Programme

All events held in S0.11, 5.30-7.00 pm unless otherwise noted.

11 Oct 2016
5:30pm - 8pm
Speaker: Diarmuid Costello, Title 'How Photography Thinks'
Respondents: Karen Lang (Art Hist) and Nick Lawrence (Engl & Comp Lit); Chair: Paul Smith (Art Hist).
Followed by drinks reception, Mead Gallery, 7.30 pm

25 Oct 2016
Speaker: Samo Tomšič (Exzellenzcluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung, Humboldt Universität, Berlin),
Title “Power-Enjoyment: Psychoanalysis and Critique of Political Economy”

22 Nov 2016
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Martin Warner’s The Aesthetics of Argument (Oxford UP, 2016)
A Symposium with Michael Bell (Engl & Comp Lit, Emeritus), Simon Gilson (Italian), Eileen John (Phil), Peter Lamarque (Phil, York), and Martin Warner (Phil, Emeritus)

6 Dec 2016
Speaker: Jo Malt (French Studies, KCL)
Title: 'On Not Saying, Not Knowing and Not Thinking: Adorno, Dionyius, Derrida and the Negation of Art’

17 Jan 2017
Speaker: María José Alcaraz León (Phil, Murcia)
Title: "Ordinary and Artistic Expression"

31 Jan 2017
Speaker: David Nowell-Smith (Literature, Drama & Creative Writing, East Anglia)
Title: “Eight Theses on Poiesis”

28 Feb 2017
Speaker: Eileen John (Philosophy, Warwick)
Title: Emotion and ethical relation in tormenting fiction
(Note: this talk replaces Julie Walsh's scheduled talk, which we hope to re-schedule.)

14 Mar 2017
Speaker: Stephen Mulhall (Phil, Oxford)
Title: 'Philosophy, Autobiography and the Ascetic Ideal: J.M.Coetzee's Scenes from Provincial Life

6-8 Apr 2017
21st C Theories of Literature Conference: Ethics, Tropes, Attunement
Conference Keynote Speakers: Derek Attridge (York), Claudia Brodsky (Princeton), Maximilian de Gaynesford (Reading), Anthony Ossa-Richardson (Southampton), Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire), Catherine Wearing (Wellesley College)
Humanities Building

3 May 2017
Speaker - Roberto Esposito
Title: The dispositif of the person
MS.05
This talk is co-organised by the Department of Italian.

12 May 2017
12pm - 6pm
Engaging Art Philosophically: Inaugural Postgraduate Conference for the Philosophy and the Arts MA
Keynote Lecture 'What is music?', Professor Francis Wolff, École normale supérieure
B2.02 (Science Concourse)

2 Jun 2017
9am - 7pm
Academic Freedom and Society
Keynote Speakers: Bruce Gilbert (Bishop’s), Shaheen Sardar Ali (Warwick), and Robbie Shilliam (Queen Mary’s)
OC0.04