7th Independent Hannah Arendt Circle Conference
University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
May 20-22, 2013
Tuesday (May 21st)
8-9 AM Coffee and Welcome word, Vivian Liska, Director Institute of Jewish Studies.
9-10:45 – Session I: Judaism (I).
Session Chair: Cassie Striblen, West Chester University
A. The Controversy over Eichmann in Jerusalem and Hannah Arendt’s “German-Jewish” Identity
– Robert Kunath, Illinois College
B. Arendt and the Role Of Exilic Language in Forming a Political Life
- Jules Simon, University of Texas at El Paso
C. Hannah Arendt: Judaism and the Other
– Olga Kirschbaum, New York University
10:45-11 - Break
11-12:10 – Session II: Identity and Selfhood.
Session Chair: Nathan Van Camp, University of Antwerp.
A. Feminist Encounters with Hannah Arendt: Between Social Identity and Political Agency
– Emily Katzenstein, University of Oxford
B. Arendt on Selfhood, Intersubjectivity, and Moral Integrity
– Tatjana Noemi Tömmel, University of Frankfurt
12:10-2:10 PM – Lunch
2:10-3:15 – Session III: Comparing Arendt.
Session Chair: x, University of Antwerp
A. On Responsibility: Reading Hannah Arendt with Karl Jaspers and Jan Patocka
– Ulrika Bjork, Uppsala University
B. Public Reason for a Common World: An Encounter Between Arendt and Rawls
– Vasti Roodt, University of Stellenbosch
3:15-3:30 - Break
3:30-4:40 – Session IV: Arendt and Politics.
Session Chair: Melis Baş, University of Twente
A. The Aporias of Establishing the Right to Have Rights
- Jan Maximilian Robitzsch, University of Pennsylvania
B. Peace and the Preservtion of Politics
– Diane Enns, McMaster University
5:00-5:45 -- Business Meeting
Wednesday (May 22nd )
8-9 AM - Coffee
9:30-10:40 – Session V: Judaism (II).
Session Chair: Richard I. Cohen, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
A. “When one is attacked as a Jew...one must respond as an Oriental”: Hannah Arendt and Edward Said in a Semitic Dialogue
– Anya Topolski, University of Leuven
B. “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”: Between the Political and the Anti-political in the Arendt/Scholem Exchange
– Kupfer Shira, University of Haifa
11-12:10 – Session VI: Education and Politics.
Session Chair: x , University of Antwerp
A. Religious Education out of Love for the World? A Contemporary Discussion with Hannah Arendt
– Pieter De Witte, Catholic University of Leuven
B. Hannah Arendt’s Exercises in Political Thinking and their Role as a Preparatory Political Practice
– Maria Robaszkiewicz, University of Paderborn
12:10-2:10 PM – Lunch
2:10-3:15 – Session VII: Speech and Action.
Session Chair: Marinus Schoeman, University of Pretoria
A. “Talking Back and Measuring Up”: The Judging Role of Speaking Together in Hannah Arendt’s Thought
– Karen McCarthy, Emory University
B. The Moral Dimension of Action: Arendt’s Ethics of the World
– Tal Correm, Temple University
3:30-4:40 – Session VIII: Forgiveness and Reconciliation.
Session Chair: Kei Hiruta, University of Oxford
A. Hannah Arendt's Jesus: A Contextual Exploration of Arendt's Depiction of Jesus in Light of her Formative Years in Weimar Germany
– Thomas Wittendorff, European University Institute
B. Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Restoring the Meaning of a Political Relation
- Els Van Peborgh, University of Antwerp
7:30 – Conference Diner, Felixpakhuis
End of Conference.