THE TWELFTH ANNUAL

INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHICAL SEMINAR

SÜDTIROL/ ALTO ADIGE (ITALY

JUNE 29-JULY 8, 2002

 

About the IPS:

The International Philosophical Seminar (IPS), held each summer in the pleasant alpine atmosphere of Northern Italy, brings together a group of highly distinguished international scholars in philosophy and literary theory. The seminar provides a framework for thought in an unconstrained environment with a view toward an intensely rigorous exchange of ideas, philosophical views, and theories.

Directors:

Hugh J. Silverman

Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature

Department of Philosophy

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794_3750

Tel.: 631_331_4598; 631_632_7592

Tel/Fax (summer): +43+1+317_70_05

e_mail: hsilverman@ms.cc.sunysb.edu

 

Wilhelm S. Wurzer

Professor and Chair of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Tel.: 412_396_6572

Fax: 412_396_5353

e_mails: Wurzer@duq.edu sublimities@aol.com

 

 


READING ZIZEK’S THE TICKLISH SUBJECT

PROGRAMME

 

SATURDAY

June 29, 2002

All participants arrive before 18:00.

Dinner will be at 19:30.

 

SUNDAY

June 30, 2002

13:00

[World Cup - Football/Soccer - FINALE: Germany vs Brazil]

16:30_18:30

On the Political in Zizek

Erik Vogt (German, Wadham College, Oxford University, Oxford, ENGLAND)

 

MONDAY

July 1, 2002

14:00_16:00

The Failure of the Radical Democratic Imaginary: Zizek versus Laclau & Mouffe on Vestigial Utopia

Thomas P. Brockelman ( Philosophy, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY, USA)

16:30_18:30

Zizek’s Theory of the Act

Marc de Kesel (Senior Researcher, Heyendaal Instituut, Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS)

 

TUESDAY

July 2, 2002

10:00-12:00

Birth, Labour and Political Ontology

Anne O’Byrne (Philosophy, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, USA)

14:00-16:00

On Sex and Other Acts

Mary Ann Franks (Modern Languages, Wadham College, Oxford University, Oxford, ENGLAND

16:30-18:30

Politics of the Real

Gary E. Aylesworth (Philosophy, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, USA)

WEDNESDAY

July 3, 2002

Ausflug 1

THURSDAY

July 4, 2002

10:00-12:00

The Ticklish, the Excessive and the Aesthetic:

Modern and Postmodern Specters of the Subject

Serge Trottein (Philosophy, Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques [CNRS], Villejuif, FRANCE)

14:00-16:00

Being Slavoj Zizek – and his Postmodern Subjects

Hugh J. Silverman (Philosophy and Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University,

Stony Brook, NY, USA )

16:30-18:30

"There is a God; but . . ." (Zizek’s Trällerliedchen)

Wilhelm S. Wurzer (Philosophy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

FRIDAY

July 5, 2002

10:00-12:00

Subject: No More Titles, no more!

Peter Zeillinger (Fundamental Theology, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA)

14:00-16:300

Reading the Event: Zizek, Badiou and St. Paul

Thomas R. Flynn (Philosophy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

 

 

SATURDAY

July 6, 2002

Ausflug II

 

SUNDAY

July 7, 2002

14:00-16:00

Temporality and the Event in Zizek

Basil O’Neill (Philosophy, University of Dundee, SCOTLAND)

16:30-18:30

Post-Politics: Contingency and Genealogy

Tony O’Connor (Philosophy, University College , Cork, IRELAND)

19:30

Banquet

 

MONDAY

July 8, 2002

Departure . . .


 

Südtirol/ Alto Adige/Italy

Tel. 011 39 0471 700097

FAX 011 39 0471 700017

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