2007 Meeting

Program for the

First Annual Meeting of the Hannah Arendt Circle

Hosted by

Indiana University Southeast

Held at

The Seelbach Hotel, Louisville

March 16-18, 2007

Friday, March 16

6:00-8:00 pm: Opening Reception at the Seelbach Hotel (Rose Room)

Dinner on your own

Saturday, March 17

9:00-10:40 am: Social Problems, Political Questions (Grand Ballroom)

Steven Douglas Maloney (Middle Tennessee State University)

“Rejecting the Social: Abortion Escorts and “Reflections on Little Rock”

Karin Fry (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point)

“Hannah Arendt and the War in Iraq”

Rachel Fern (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)

“Freedom, Politics, and Creative Suffering”


11:00 am-12:40 pm: Arendt in Conversation (Grand Ballroom)

James Manos (DePaul University)

“Stabilizing the Concept of the Political: Discourses of Threat and

Unpredictability in Carl Schmitt and Hannah Arendt”

Marcelo I. Hoffman (Earlham College)

“Foucault’s Silent Debt to Arendt”

Robin Weiss (DePaul University)

“Arendt’s Critique of Marx: Two Perspective on the “Metabolism of Life”

Lunch on your own

2:30-4:10 pm: Conceptualizing and Negotiating the World

(Mezzanine C & D)

Veronica Vasterling (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

“Contingency and Newness”

Joel Beck (The Training Institute for Mental Health)

“Hannah Arendt’s World”

Jennifer Scuro (The College of New Rochelle)

“On Arendt: Thinking as the Task of Consideration”


4:30-5:40 pm: The Question of Evil (Mezzanine C & D)

Paul Formosa (University of Queensland)

“Arendt on Thinking and Evil”

Elizabeth Minnich (Union Institute)


5:50-6:30 pm: Business Meeting

Dinner with other participants at a local restaurant TBA or on your own

Sunday, March 18

9:30-10:40 am: Textuality (Grand Ballroom)

Scott Branson (Emory University)

“Hannah Arendt’s Textual Event: In-between Reading and Writing”

Adrian Switzer (Spelman College)

“Arendt’s Analytic of Fascism: Listening through the Theatrics of

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar”


11:00 am-12:10 pm: Ethics and Ethos (Grand Ballroom)

Serena Parekh (University of Connecticut)

“Absolute Values and the Ethos of Modernity”

Stephanie Zubcic Stacey (University of Guelph)

“Violence, Power and Responsibility: An Inquiry into Hannah Arendt’s

Conception of Dialogical Accountability”