Schedule

FRIDAY, 12 APRIL 2013

1:45: Welcome, Connelly Center, Villanova University

2:00-4:30: Keynote Session

Moderator: Rey ChowDuke University

“Officers, Maids, and Chimney Sweepers,” Mladen Dolar, University of Ljubljana

“Sexual is Political?,” Alenka Zupančič, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

4:30-5:30: Break

5:30-8:00: Keynote Session

Moderator: Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania

“The Political Becoming of Hermeneutics,” Jeffrey W. Robbins, Lebanon Valley College 

“Answering Žižek on Trauma and on the Symbolic,” Catherine Malabou, Kingston University

SATURDAY, 13 APRIL 2013

10:00-11:20: Apocalyptic Prophecy                 

“Justice Now: Apocalyptic Sovereignty and the Durative Present of Shari‘a,” Basit Iqbal, University of Toronto

“Erich Fromm’s “Prophetic Messianic” Critique of Apocalypse,” Joan Braune, University of Kentucky

11:30-12:50: Poetic Visions of the End                                 

“Apocalypse as Metamorphosis and Vulnerable Agency in Karoline von Günderrode,” Anna Ezekiel, McGill University

“William Blake’s Virtual History: Prophecy and the Impossible,” Christopher Bundock, Duke University

12:50-2:30: Break

2:30-3:50: Utopian Politics

“On the Logic of Going Nowhere: Capitalist Realism and the Critical Use of Utopia,” John Van Houdt, Tilburg University, Netherlands

“A Sublime Apocalypse: On Myth and Mystification in Sorel,” Maxwell Tremblay, The New School

3:50-4:40: Ecological Ends     

“Après Moi le Déluge: Marx and Ecological Crisis,” Dan Boscov-Ellen, The New School

5-6:30: Keynote

“Apocalyptic Nihilism,” John D. Caputo, Syracuse University and Villanova University

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