Please see the Graduate Student Conference page for the October 19-20, 2012 information.
Spring 2013 Illuminations Lecture Series
(All lectures are held 4:30-6:00 p.m. in BRNG 1245 except where noted.)
Monday, January 14
"Speculative Realism and the Philosophy of Tristan Garcia" - click to view YouTube video of this talk.
Graham Harman, Professor of Philosophy, The American University in Cairo
Lilly Hall, Room 3118
Thursday, January 24
"Girard, Levinas, and Substitution" - click to view YouTube video of this talk.
Sandor Goodhart, Associate Professor of English, Purdue University
Thursday, February 7
"Don Juan and the Novel"
Dino Felluga, Associate Professor of English, Purdue University
Thursday, March 7
The Ethics of Insurrection
"David Walker's Polemics: Naturalism and Liberation"
Leonard Harris, Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University
Thursday, April 4
"On the Sources of Normativity: A Deleuzian Account" - click to view YouTube video of this talk.
Daniel Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University
" 'so at the mercy of things': Mansfield, Woolf, and Post-Impressionism"
Brian May, Associate Professor of English, Northern Illinois University
Fall 2012 Illuminations Lecture Series
(All lectures will take place in Beering Hall, Room 1245.)
Thursday, September 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
"Thought, which is the Measure of the Universe: Science, Probability, and Romantic Imagination"
Presented by Arkady Plotnitsky, Professor of English; Director, Theory and Cultural Studies Program
Thursday, October 4, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
"Friendship, Philosophy, Melancholy, Gender
Presented by Geraldine Friedman, Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies
Thursday, November 1, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
"Utopia and Disenchantment in Claudio Margis's Blindly"
Presented by Elena Coda, Associate Professor of Italian; Chair for Arabic, Classics, Hebrew and Italian
Thursday, November 15, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
"The Cultural Politics of Existentialism"
Presented by William McBride, Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor; Director, Philosophy and Literature
Thursday, December 6, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
"Ambient Dwelling: Heidegger, Latour, and the Fourfold Thing"
Presented by Thomas Rickert, Associate Professor of English