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An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: "Philosophy and Literature: In Search of Lost Synergy" (Princeton, Slavic, October 16-17, 2015)
Philosophy and Literature:
In Search of Lost Synergy
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Keynote Speaker: Mikhail Epstein, Emory University and Durham University
October 16-17, 2015 | Open to the public Program
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more than any other national literature, Russian literature has served
as a surrogate and medium for philosophical
inquiry. In the Russian context, literature, art and politics have all
served as a kind of laboratory for experimenting with some of the most
important philosophical frameworks of the 19th and 20th centuries. As
the keynote speaker, Mikhail Epstein, has noted,
“perhaps no other nation in the world has so totally surrendered its
social, cultural, and economic life to the demands of philosophical
“Philosophy and Literature: In Search of Lost Synergy” investigates the
contours and consequences of a historical position that marks itself as
an intersection of the literary and philosophical. The questions that
arise from the specific character of the Russian
cultural legacy are at once peculiar to Russia, and universal: is the
artistic imagination detrimental to systematic thought, or is it a
necessary correlative? Is the literary inherently philosophical? Is
there a sort of lyricism embedded within the philosophical,
and are there philosophies that inhere in the poetic?
Drawing on the expertise of scholars in literary studies and philosophy,
this interdisciplinary, two-day graduate student conference aims to
re-examine questions and topics central to both, including:
· At what point and in what context can a literary text be considered “philosophical”?
· What are the overlaps and divergences between literary and philosophical “truth”?
· To what extent does literary criticism conform to—or depart from—the concerns of philosophy?
· How has the interrelationship between literature and philosophy evolved in the Russian context?
· What does the future hold for the relationship between Russian
philosophy and literature, both institutionally and intellectually?
· Is Russian culture (as philosophy departments in non-Russian
universities are fond of claiming, and as some Russian thinkers
themselves insist) inimical to the very concept of a systematic
discipline of philosophy, at least as it has been known in the West
Web-comics: Some Links by Liladhar R. Pendse (UC Berkeley)
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‘Rethinking Revolutions’ - London School of Economics - 26th May 2017
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One barrier to this endeavor is the fracturing of the study of revolutions into different disciplines and sub-fields. This workshop seeks to bring together scholars and students working on revolutions from different disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. Sociology, International Relations, History, and Political Science), sub-fields (e.g. social movements…
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