The Contemporary European Philosophy Workshop seeks to foster a space of ongoing and interdisciplinary dialogue among students and faculty from across the humanities and social sciences working with and within Continental philosophical traditions.
The aim of the workshop is twofold: First, to give students the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their work in the context of a supportive conversation with colleagues and peers; second, to have a regular occasion to meet and discuss European philosophy in its historical and contemporary development, its relationship to other philosophical traditions, and the central theoretical role it has come to play in disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.
The CEPW sessions typically take one of three forms: 1) a presentation of a graduate student paper, 2) discussion of a text by a major European thinker, or 3) a talk given by an invited guest speaker. Possible figures to be discussed include: Nietzsche,Kierkegaard, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Heidegger, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty, de Beauvoir, Sartre, Lacan, Kristeva, and Fanon, amongst others. We also welcome work on ancient, early modern, and modern figures when approached via the Continental tradition.
For the 2015-16 academic year, we are especially interested in presentations on themes in aesthetics and film-philosophy.
If you are interested in presenting, or in being added to the listserv, please the graduate student coordinator (below).
Faculty Sponsors: Raoul Moati (Philosophy), D.N. Rodowick (Cinema and Media Studies)
Graduate Student coordinator:
Francey Russell (Philosophy) francey [at] uchicago [dot] edu