Jan. 19 (3:30 pm): John P. McCormick (University of Chicago, Political Science), Machiavellian Democracy
Feb. 2 (3:30 pm): Shadi Bartsch (University of Chicago, Classics), Socrates and Sexuality in Persius’ Fourth Satire
Feb. 22 (4:30 pm): Alex Lee (University of Chicago, Classics), The Response to Dialectical Deficiency in the Republic
Mar. 1 (3:30 pm): Abigail Akavia (University of Chicago, Classics), The Sounds of Philoctetes
Mar. 8-10: Conference on Exemplarity/Singularity
This interdisciplinary conference considers antique and modern forms of exemplarity and their role in constructing subjectivity. It deals with the transformation of textual genres such as casus and exemplum, anecdote, and novella from antiquity to modernity and with the ways in which these genres shape the relationship between exemplarity and singularity. At issue are knowledge formation and transmission, memory and its media, the pragmatics of telling stories, the structure of the disciplines, and the interaction of the normative with the exceptional.
It is being organized by Michèle Lowrie (University of Chicago, Classics) and Susanne Lüdemann (University of Chicago, Germanic Studies), and will feature speakers from the University of Chicago as well as from many other American and British universities.
For a full schedule of the conference, please see the following link:
Chicago program exemplarity
And for more details, including location and contact info, please check the link on the Franke Institute’s website: