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14TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HANNAH ARENDT CIRCLE


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

HOSTED BY

THE EISENHOWER INSTITUTE at GETTYSBURG COLLEGE

818 Connecticut Avenue NW #800, Washington, DC, 20006


2020 Organizing Committee:

Katy Fulfer, University of Waterloo

Lucy Benjamin, University of London

Jennifer Gaffney, Gettysburg College

with 

Justin Letizia, Gettysburg College


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Arendt Circle Working Groups

All are Welcome!


***Times are Tentative***


12:00pm: Conference Registration Opens


12:30-2:00pm: Arendt and Her Contemporaries Working Group

Organized by David Antonini, Clemson University


2:15-3:45pm: Arendt Unbound Working Group: Child Protestors in Climate Change Activism

Organized by Lucy Benjamin, University of London


4:00-5:30pm: Symposium on the BloomsburyCompanion to Arendt

Coordinated by Yasemin Sari, University of Northern Iowa, and Peter Gratton, Memorial University


Reception to follow


Friday, April 17, 2020


8:30-9:00am: Conference Registration Opens


Session 1: Appearance and Action (9:00-10:45am)

“The Ugly Psyche: Arendt and the Right to Opacity,” Anne O’Byrne, Stony Brook University

“Hannah and Rahel’s Parallel Stories of Racial Identity, Privilege, and Epistemic Injustice: Embracing the Nonideal Political Action of Rahel Varnhagen,” Katherine Brichacek, Loyola University, Chicago

Moderated by: 


Session 2: Thinking (11:00am-12:45pm) 

“King Lear’s “Nothingness” and Arendtian Solitude,” Rivkah Grieg, Independent Scholar

“Metaphor, Image, Time: On the Internal Coherence of Arendt’s The Life of the Mind,”

Wout Cornelissen, Vanderbilt University

Moderated by:



LUNCH @ 12:45-2:15pm

Session 3: Reading On Revolution alongside Literature (2:15-4pm)

“Intoxicating Pity: Hannah Arendt of [sic] the Perils of Appeals to Suffering,” Allysa Lake, Fordham University

“Suspending Judgment, Sinking Feeling: Melville, Arendt, and the Lost Treasure of Revolution,” Samuel Galloway, Purchase College (SUNY)

Moderated by:


Session 4: Reading Arendt alongside Heidegger (4:15-6pm)

“The Arendt/Baldwin Exchange,” Robert Crease, Stony Brook University

“Heidegger and Arendt on Human Existence in the Public Realm,” Jo-Jo Koo, College of William & Mary

Moderated by:


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Location:

Session 5: The Human Condition in Conversation (9:00-10:45am)

“Arendt on Natality: Between Gadamer and Habermas,” Magnus Ferguson, Boston College

“Labor v. Work: Arendt’s Distinction in Hegel’s Phenomenology,” Clark Wolf, University of Wisconsin, Parkside

Moderated by:


Session 6: Arendt and Contemporary Political Questions (11:00am-12:45pm) 

“Climate Change and Totalitarian Logic,” Larry Alan Busk, California State University, Stanislaus

It’s a Smart World. An Architectural Reading of ‘Toronto Tomorrow’ Through Hannah Arendt’s 

Concept of the World,” Hans Teerds, ETH Zürich

Moderated by Lucy Benjamin, The University of London



LUNCH @ 12:45-2:15pm

Hannah Arendt Circle Business Meeting (1:00-2:00 pm)


Session 7: Arendt in Conversation with Luxemburg (2:15-4pm)

“Luxemburg and Arendt on Revolution and the Council System,” Camila Vergara, Columbia University

“Arendt and Luxemburg: Democratic Possibilities and the Limits of Populist Politics,” Angela Maione, Harvard University

Moderated by Karin Fry, Georgia Southern University


Session 8: New Directions for Arendt’s Political Thought (4:15-6pm)

“Distinguishing between Formation and Articulation of Speech in Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought,” David Antonini, Clemson University

“The Grey Zones of Violence in Political Resistance,” Tal Correm, New York University

Moderated by Chiara Ricciardone, Bard College