The Literature and Philosophy Workshop is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary special session on the philosophical-literary hybrid text, to take place at the Midwest Modern Language Association 2010 meeting in Chicago, IL.  See below for more details about the two panels, which will take place on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Chicago Convention Center (McCormick Place).


The Philosophical-Literary Hybrid Text

10:15-11:45 a.m. and 1:40-3:10 p.m. (Convention Center Room 24 C)

Chair: Agnes Malinowska, University of Chicago

Session A: Conflicts

1. Henry More and the Uses of Allegory in the War over the Soul in the mid-Seventeenth-Century
Melissa Caldwell, Eastern Illinois University

2. “Words are but wind”: The “Atomic” Wit of Swift’s Tale of a Tub
Matthew Augustine, Washington University in Saint Louis

3. The Biographia Literaria and the Metaphysics of Hybridity
Hanna Janiszewska, Stanford University

4. Indirect Communication and Inwardness in Kierkegaard’s Either/Or
Hannah Mosher, University of Chicago

Session B: Convergences
1:40-3:10 p.m.

5. The Concept of Game, at Play in the Zhuangzi
Alan Levinovitz, University of Chicago

6. Hybridity and Healing in Boethius’ Consolation of Philsophy
Bart Van Wassenhove, University of Chicago

7. Earthbound Language, Sky-bound Thought: Reading Thoreau’s Journal as a Hybrid Text
Edmund Goode, Villanova University

8. The Philosophical Poetics of the Death of God and the Decentering of the Subject in Leopardi and Nietzsche
Lisa Barca, University of Chicago

For the full schedule of events, click here.

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