College of Fellows Inaugural Conference

Female Orphan School
Western Sydney University
Room EZ.G.23, Parramatta Campus

Thursday, 24 November 2016

9.45 am
Introduction: Dennis J. Schmidt, Professor & Head, Philosophy Research Initiative, WSU

10.00 am - 11.15 am
Alex Ling, WSU, Chair
Walter Brogan, Villanova University
"Ipseity, Homesickness, and Fear of the Other: Derrida on Heidegger on Animality"
Response: Chris Peterson, WSU

11.30 am - 1.00 pm
Kristi Sweet, Texas A&M, Chair
Ewa Ziarek, University of Buffalo
"Toward Narrative Bios: Arendt on the Politics of Storytelling"
Response: Dimitris Vardoulakis, WSU

Lunch 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Michael Olson, Macquarie University, Chair
Andrew Mitchell, Emory University
"The Politics of Artistic Mastery: Fichte and Schiller"
Response: Jennifer Mensch, WSU

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Peter Banki, WSU, Chair
Matthias Fritsch, Concordia University, Canada
"Deconstructive Normativity"
Response: Mark Kelly, WSU

5.00 pm
Welcome and some remarks about the College of Fellows
Professor Peter Hutchings, Dean of Humanities and Communication Arts, WSU

Open Reception: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm (Boilerhouse Restaurant on campus)

Friday, 25 November 2016

10.00 am - 11.15 am
Krzysztof Ziarek, University of Buffalo, Chair
Gregg Lambert, Syracuse University
"Friend-Enemy Couple": Derrida and Schmitt"
Response: Jess Whyte, WSU

11.30 am - 1.00 pm

Amanda Third, WSU, Chair
Peg Birmingham, DePaul University
"Recovering the Sensus Communis: Hannah Arendt and Political Affectivity"
Response: Charles Barbour, WSU

Lunch 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Anna Yeatman, WSU, Chair
Stephen Palmquist, Hong Kong Baptist University
"Hugo on Kant? Jean Valjean's Atonement as an Example of the Kantian
Archetype of Perfect Humanity"
Response: Paul Alberts-Dezeeuw, WSU

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Anthony Uhlmann, WSU, Chair
Ted George, Texas A&M University
"Halting Conversation"
Response: Diego Bubbio, WSU

Please Note: Coffee, tea, juices, pastries, and cookies will be provided starting at 9:30 each day and will be available during the conference.

Lunch will be a buffet lunch in the conference room. There will be many vegetarian options available.