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ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HANNAH ARENDT CIRCLE


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

HOSTED BY THE HANNAH ARENDT CENTER FOR POLITICS AND HUMANITIES AT BARD COLLEGE

MARCH 30–APRIL 1, 2017

 

2017 Organizing Committee
Jennifer Gaffney, Gettysburg College
Anne O’Byrne, Stony Brook University
Roger Berkowitz, Bard College
Nora Coyne, Conference Assistant, Gettysburg College

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

Location: Hannah Arendt Center Conference Room

 

 

1:00: Conference Registration Opens

 

1:15–3:00: Arendt and Her Contemporaries Working Group: Hannah Arendt and 20th Century Liberalism

 Coordinator: Kei Hiruta, University of Oxford

Co-conveners: Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen, (University of Jyväskylä), Wout Cornelissen (Vanderbilt University), Kei Hiruta (University of Oxford), Yasemin Sari (University of Alberta), Ian Storey (Harvard University)

 


3:15–5:00: Gender, Race, Queer Theory Working Group: “Queer(y)ing Hannah Arendt, or what’s Hannah Arendt got to do with intersectionality?”

 Coordinator: James Barry, Indiana University Southeast

Co-Conveners: Kathleen B. Jones (San Diego State University), Julia Honkasalo (The New School for Social Research), James Barry (Indiana University Southeast)

 

 

 

5:15–6:30: Special Event

Reception and Q&A with President Leon Botstein, Bard College

Hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center


 


 


FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017

Location: Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building Room 201

 

8:30: Conference Registration Opens, Coffee and Pastries 8:50–9:00: Welcome


9:00–10:20: The People, Populism, and Collective Responsibility

 

1.    “Arendt on Global Populism,” Angela Maione, Harvard University

 

2.    “Political Responsibility and the ‘End’ of Power,” Phillip Nelson, Stony Brook University

 Moderator: Matthew Wester, Texas A&M University

 


10:30–12:20: Arendt in Dialogue

 

1.    “Natality or Birth? Arendt and Cavarero on the Human Condition of Being Born,” Fanny Söderbäck, DePaul University

2.    “Arendt and Blücher: Reflections on Philosophy, Politics, and Democracy,” Shmuel Lederman, University College Dublin

 Moderator: Lucy Benjamin, University of Amsterdam

 

12:00–1:00: Lunch

 

1:00–2:20: Historical Connections

 

1.    “Hegel and Arendt on the Demands of Judgment and the Nature of Political Agency,” Karen Robertson, Trent University


2.     “Athens vs. Sparta: Arendt and Rousseau on Pluralism,” Anandita Mukherji, Boston University

Moderator: Jennifer Gaffney, Gettysburg College

 


2:30–4:00: Forgiveness in Politics

 

        1.  ”The Renewal of the Common World: Hannah Arendt and Jacques Derrida on Forgiveness and the Politics of Reconciliation,” Tal Correm, Allegheny College

        2.  “From Opposing to Promoting Forgiveness: Forgiveness in Arendt’s Denktagebuch,” Thomas Wittendorff, The European University Institute

 Moderator: Jana Schmidt, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities Fellow

 

 


4:15–6:15: Special Book Panel

 Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Hannah Arendt’s Denktagebuch

 

Roger Berkowitz, Bard College; Wout Cornelissen, Vanderbilt University; Anne O’Byrne, Stony Brook University;

Ian Storey, Harvard University; Thomas Wild, Bard College

 

 

7:00: Dinner hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center Location: Beekman Arms, Wayfarer Room




SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017

Location: Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building Room 201

 

8:00 Conference Registration, Coffee and Pastries


8:30–9:50: Politics in Dark Times


1.    “Human Plurality as Object: Understanding the Rise of Trump through an Arendtian Framework,” David Antonini, Southern Illinois University-Carbondalle

 

2.    “The Loss of a Common Reality in the Age of Trump and Putin,” Simas Celutka, Vilnius University

 Moderator: Julian Shaw, Kings College, London


10:00–11:00: “Arendt and the Authority of Science in Politics”

Invited Speaker: Robert Crease, Stony Brook University

 Moderator: Jennifer Gaffney, Gettysburg College

 

11:10–12:40: Rights, Place, Memory

1.    “Refugees and a Right to Place,” Yasemin Sari, University of Alberta

 

2.    “Zochrot’s Memory Activism: Bridging the Gap between Knowing and Understanding,” Norma Musih, Indiana University

 Moderator: Anne O’Byrne, Stony Brook University

 

12:45–1:45: Lunch and Business Meeting

Boxed lunches provided; the business meeting will be conducted during the first hour of lunch



2:00–3:20: Disgust and Resentment in Politics

 

1.     “The Failure of Judgment: Beauty and Disgust in Arendt’s Theory of Political Judgment” Vilde Lid Aavitsland, DePaul University

 

2.      “Arendt’s Political Conception of Resentment,” Kevin Lower, Villanova University

 Moderator: Samantha Hill, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities Fellow

 

3:30–4:50: Thinking through Eichmann

 1.     “The Janus Face of Autism: An Ontological Conversation between Hannah Arendt & Hans Asperger on Thinking” Glenn M. Hudak, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

2.     “Holocaust Perpetrators and the Arendtian Interpretation: A Case Study,” Robert C. Kunath, Illinois College

 Moderator: Stephen Haswell Todd, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities Fellow

 

5:00–6:20: Political Experience

 1.     “Thinking in Public: Hannah Arendt on Eichmann, Michel Foucault on Iran, and Political Theorizing as Ethical Commitment,” Norma Moruzzi, University of Illinois, Chicago

 

2.      “Reflective Encounters with Visible: Explicating Arendt’s Understanding of Political Experience,”Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen, University of Jyväskylä

 Moderator: Kathleen B. Jones, San Diego State University and University of California, Davis