Program for the
Fourth annual meeting of the
Hannah Arendt Circle
Hosted by the Department of
Philosophy DePaul University
April 16-18, 2010
Friday April 16
Evening Social Gathering (Note Change: Duke of Perth, 2913 N Clark Street, at the corner of Surf)
Saturday April 17
Welcome (Coffee/Tea and Light Refreshment)
Responsibility and Accountability
· "Arendt’s Perspective Change: Exploring the Impact of Adolf Eichmann’s Trial on Hannah Arendt’s View of Responsibility"
Steven Bloch-Schulman, Elon University
· "Arendt in Jerusalem: Moral Agency and the Victim"
Diane Enns, McMaster University
· "Freedom, Responsibility and Judgment"
Antonia Grunenberg, Director, Hannah Arendt Center, University of Oldenburg
Moderator: Annika Thiem, Villanova University
Visions of the Self
· "Telling Stories: Story and History in Arendt’s Thought"
Julia Urabayen, University of Navarra and Visiting Professor, Fordham University
· "Rahel Varnhagen: The Role of the Lie in Self-Interpretation"
Kristina Lebedeva, DePaul University
Moderator: Robin Weiss, DePaul University
Lunch (Enjoy Local Restaurants)
Thinking With Friends
· "Why Return to Augustine? Arendt’s Love and Saint Augustine in the Context of the Mid-20th Century New York Intellectual Life"
Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott, Eastern Michigan University
· "Thinking Beyond Philosophy: The Discursive Contexts of Hannah Arendt’s Early Work"
Liisi Keedus, European University Institute
Moderator: Ulrike Björk
Arendt, Politics and Being Human
· "The Ambiguity of “The Right to have Rights”: Hannah Arendt’s Critique of Human Rights Discourse"
Julia Honkasalo, The New School
· "Given Life: Arendt, Butler and the Politics of Non-Violence"
Julia Ireland, Whitman College
Moderator: Karin Fry, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Business Meeting immediately following panel
· Peg Birmingham’s Hannah Arendt and Human Rights: The Predicament of Common Responsibility
Dianna Taylor, John Carroll University
Kevin Thompson, DePaul University
Dana Villa, University of Notre Dame
Response by Peg Birmingham, DePaul University
Dinner arrangements have been made for Saturday night at Pars Cove. Please RSVP by March 21st to Tama Weisman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Place: Pars Cove
Dinner will include:
Set dinner menu with three options: vegetarian; Lamb; seafood
Cost: faculty $20; Students $10 (to be collected at conference)
Sunday April 18
(Coffee/Tea and Light Refreshment)
Thinking, Judgment and Responsibility
· "Trying to Fill the Gap: Between the Kantian Ideal and Eichmann’s Actions"
Gisele Velarde, A. Ruiz de Montoya University, Lima, Peru, and Visiting Scholar, Loyola University Chicago
· "Preparing Thought for Politics: Arendt’s Rehabilitation of the Activity of Thinking"
Wout Cornelissen, VU University Amsterdam
Moderator: James Manos, DePaul University
"What It Takes to Go Visiting: An Arendtian Ethos of Critical Self-Doubt"
Simona Goi, Calvin College
"Reading Arendt in Iran/Reading Iran Through Arendt: Speech, Action, and the Question of Street Politics"
Norma C. Morruzzi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Moderator: Lou Agosta, Independent Scholar
Politics Philosophy and Religion
· "The Time of Forgiveness: Messianic Strains in Arendt's Theory of Action"
Daniel Brandes, Dalhousie University
· "The Memory of a Common World: Arendt, Schmitt and Politics After Totalitarianism"
John Ackerman, Northwestern University
Moderator: Sam Galloway
We would like to thank DePaul's University Research Council and Department of Philosophy for their generous support.