2009 Meeting

Program for the

Third annual meeting of the

Hannah Arendt Circle

Hosted by the departments of

Philosophy, Communications, and Foreign Languages

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

March 27-29, 2009

Friday, March 27

Location: West Dining Room, Carnell Hall

7:00-9:00 p.m. Informal Opening Reception

Saturday, March 28

Location: West Dining Room, Carnell Hall

9:00-9:30 Introduction and Welcome

9:30-10:40 Arendt and Space and Time

“The Space-Time of Solidarity: Being-With in Arendt and Sloterdijk”

Kristina Lebedeva

DePaul University

“When Are We When We Think: Arendt’s Temporal Interpretation of Thought and Thoughtlessness”

Heath Massey

Beloit College

11-12:10 The Social and the Social Sciences

“Arendt and Her Quarrel with Dewey”

Robin Weiss

DePaul University

“Biopolitics Secured: The Realization of Life Society in an Age of Industry”

J. Barry

Indiana University Southeast

12:10-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:10 Genocide and Evil

“Natality and Genocide”

Anne O’Byrne and David Pettigrew

Stony Brook University and Southern Connecticut State University

“Hannah Arendt on the Failure of Reason and Passive Evil”

Sarah L. MacMillen and John Fritz

Duquesne University

3:30-4:40 Arendt and Popular Media

“Photography as Action: Rethinking Arendtian Action through Diane Arbus’ Photography”

Joy Harris

“Rewalking the Public Square: Are Social Networking Sites Just Social?”

Sue Spaid

Temple University

4:40- 5:10 Business Meeting

Sunday, March 29

Location: West Dining Room, Carnell Hall

9:30-10:40 Action and Intersubjectivity

“Toward a Phenomenology of Political Action: Arendt and Husserl confront Derrida”

Peter Costello

Providence College

“Our Responsibility for the World: the Heartbeat of Arendtian Public Space”

Kathleen Vandeputte

Ghent University

11:00-12:10 Action and the Self

“Born Again (and again and again): Authenticity and Arendt’s Vita Activa”

Rebecca Seté Jacobson

Eckerd College and University of Hertfordshire

“Arendt, Bildung, and Education: the Search for a Theory of Formation”

James M. King

University of Texas at Dallas