MA/PHD SESSION SCHEDULES APRIL, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER 2017

APRIL SESSION: April 1—12, 2017 (Valletta, Malta)

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The April meeting in Valletta, Malta is a "short session" that features only four seminars in all, along with an exceptional musical event.  Students have the opportunity to gain credits toward their degrees by taking these seminars, and non-matriculated students have the opportunity to enjoy EGS offerings through this arrangement. Please write to admissions@egs.edu  if you are interested in joining us this Spring in Malta.

DATE Seminar Title
March 31 Welcoming Ceremony at Fort St. Elmo, Main Conference Room at 7pm
April 1-3 Geert Lovink: "Current Critical Internet Culture"
April 4-6 Hubertus von Amelunxen: "Philosophy of Photography"
April 7-9 Christopher Fynsk: "Handicraft – the Question of the Hand, the Question of Craft"
April 10-12 Robert Brewer Young/Gilles Colliard/Anthony McCall: "Music – Drawing – Mathematics"

The following public evening lectures will take place at Fort St. Elmo: 

April 3rd: Geert Lovink (Amsterdam): "Politics of the Online Self: From Selfies to Mask Design", 8pm

April 6th: Hubertus von Amelunxen (Berlin): "La Soupe de Daguerre or How the Ends Touch the Beginnings", 8pm

April 8th: Christopher Fynsk (Pittsburgh/New York): "Autonomy and Academic Freedom: The State of Contemporary Higher Education", 8pm 

April 9th: Patrícia Vieira (Georgetown): "Multibiologism and Interspecies Relations", 1pm

April 9th: Stefan Sorgner (Rome): "Non-Duality, Art, and Posthuman Studies", 8pm

April 11th: Anthony McCall (New York): "Solid Light, Dark Rooms", 8pm 

A public concert with Gilles Colliard will take place at the St. James Cavalier Cultural Center on Tuesday, April 11th, at 3.30pm, Studio B. Also, an exhibition by Anthony McCall: "Lines Describing a Cone", at Fort St. Elmo. 


JUNE SESSION: June 7—9, 2017 in Venice, Italy, June 11—29, 2017 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland 

The opening seminars for both the June and August sessions will take place in the context of the Venice Biennale. The 2017 Saas-Fee sessions (June and August) will thus convene initially in Venice, and feature a program involving leading artists and theorists involved in the 2017 Venice Biennale.  Students will have the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional exposure to one of the leading art events in the world.  For their three-day experience in Venice, they will receive credits for a full seminar.  Thus, the Saas-Fee sessions at the Steinmatte campus will feature five seminars in each student grouping (after Venice). Please write to: admissions@egs.edu with any questions. 

DATE 1st Year PAS All 2nd Year Students All LMVT Students
June 7-9 Venice
June 10 Arrival in Saas Fee
June 11-13 Mladen Dolar Alenka Zupančič Slavoj Žižek*
June 14 Assessment/Break
June 15-17 Elie During Sha Xin Wei Philip Beesley
June 18 Colloquium on Contemporary Scientific Thought
June 19-21
Alisa Andrašek
Benjamin Bratton
June 22 Assessment/Break or Academic Writing Workshop with Professor Mark Cohen (voluntary)
June 23-25
Victor Vitanza / Diane Davis**
Christopher Fynsk
June 26 Assessment/Break
June 27-29 Victor Vitanza / Diane Davis** Michael Schmidt / Heiner Goebbels Mike Figgis
June 30 Assessment/Break

*Prof. Zizek's course will begin on June 12 and run through the 14th. His evening lecture will take place on the 15th. Students will be welcome to join one of the other seminars on their first day, or use this day as they wish. 

**Please note that Professors Victor Vitanza and Diane Davis are doing a 6-day arrangement: one Professor in the morning and the other Professor in the afternoon. 

Join us for the June Session's Public Evening Lectures (Free & Open to the Public). View the Schedule here↗

During the June session, a special colloquium will take place with faculty from the fields of digital design, philosophy of science, advanced mathematics and quantum theory.  Details concerning the precise topics to be treated in this one-day event will follow.

AUGUST SESSION: July 29—31, 2017 in Venice, Italy, August 2—21, 2017 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland

The opening seminars for the June and August sessions will take place in the context of the Venice Biennale.  The 2017 Saas-Fee sessions (June and August) will thus convene initially in Venice, and feature a program involving leading artists and theorists involved in the 2017 Venice Biennale.  Students will have the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional exposure to one of the leading art events in the world.  For their three-day experience in Venice, they will receive credits for a full seminar.  Thus, the Saas-Fee sessions at the Steinmatte campus will feature five seminars in each student grouping (after Venice). Please write to: admissions@egs.edu with any questions. 

DATE 1st Year PAS All 2nd Year Students All LMVT Students
July 29-31 Venice
August 1 Arrival in Saas Fee
August 2-4 Judith Butler Karen Barad Siegfried Zielinski
August 5 Assessment/Break
August 6-8 Avital Ronell Anne Dufourmantelle Pierre Alféri
August 9
Assessment/Break: Afternoon-evening event with Rodolphe Burger
August 10-12 Wolfgang Schirmacher Catherine Malabou Philippe Beck
August 13 Assessment/Break or Academic Writing Workshop with Professor Mark Cohen (voluntary)
August 14-16 Rebecca Comay Geoffrey Bennington Elissa Marder
August 17 Assessment/Break
August 18-20 Christopher Fynsk / Nico Jenkins / Robert Brewer Young Thomas Zummer / Leslie Thornton Boris Groys
August 21 Assessment/Break
August 22 Departure day


OCTOBER SESSION: October 7—30 in Valletta, Malta

DATE PAS and LMVT Students Four Seminars Dedicated to LMVT Students
Oct. 7-9 Geert Lovink
Oct. 10 Assessment/Break
Oct. 11-13 Jean-Luc Nancy Terry Smith
Oct. 14 Assessment/Break
Oct. 15-17 Achille Mbembe Sarah Nuttall
Oct.18 Assessment/Break or Academic Writing Workshop with Professor Mark Cohen (voluntary)
Oct. 19-21 Simon Critchley Keller Easterling (TBC)
Oct. 22 Assessment/Break
Oct. 23-25 Laurence A. Rickels Margarethe von Trotta
Oct. 26 Assessment/Break
Oct. 27-29 Thomas Keenan
Oct. 30 Assessment/Break
Oct. 31 Departure day

These schedules are subject to change. 

For more information, write to: admissions@egs.edu

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