MA/PHD SESSION SCHEDULES JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER 2018

JUNE SESSION: June 12—14, 2018 in Venice, Italy, June 16 — July 5, 2018 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland 

The opening seminars for both the June and August sessions will take place in  Venice, Italy. For their three-day experience in Venice, students will receive credits for a full seminar. Students will travel from Venice to Saas-Fee on June 15th. The Saas-Fee sessions at the Steinmatte campus will feature five seminars in each student grouping. Please write to: admissions@egs.edu with any questions. 

DATE PROFESSOR STUDENT GROUP
June 12-14 Keller Easterling / Venice : Medium Design PAS and LMVT
June 15 Travel / Arrival in Saas-Fee / Orientation with Christopher Fynsk (Steinmatte, 20:30h) PAS and LMVT
June 16-18 Slavoj Žižek: Sexuality as a Space of Ideological Struggle LMVT
June 16-21 Alenka Zupančič: Psychoanalysis and Philosophy / Mladen Dolar: Modernism, From Kafka to Beckett PAS
June 19 Assessment / Break LMVT
June 20-22 Christopher Fynsk: National Aesthetics—A Figure for the People LMVT
June 22 Assessment / Break PAS
June 23 Assessment / Break  PAS and LMVT
June 24-26 Sha Xin WeiEmergence, Ontogenesis, Individuation PAS
June 24-26 Philip Beesley: Architecture and Abiogenesis: Toward a design method LMVT
June 27 Evening discussion with Kenric McDowell of the group "Art in the Age of Machine Intelligence" PAS and LMVT
June 28-30 Elie During: The Thing: from spectral phenomenology to object-oriented ontologies PAS
June 28-30 Benjamin H. Bratton: The Deep: On A.I and Design LMVT
July 1 Assessment / Break or Victor Vitanza: A Workshop On Jean-François Lyotard's Just Gaming PAS and LMVT
July 2-4 Michael Schmidt: Music as a Medium LMVT
July 2-4 Diane Davis: Emmanuel Levinas: Language and Ethics PAS
July 5 Assessment / Departure PAS and LMVT

See the June Session Evening Lecture Schedule here! All Evening Lectures are Free & Open to the Public. 

AUGUST SESSION: July 29—31, 2018 in Venice, Italy, August 2—21, 2018 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland

The opening seminars for the June and August sessions will take place in the context Venice, Italy. For their three-day experience in Venice, they will receive credits for a full seminar. Students will travel from Venice to Saas-Fee on August 1st. The Saas-Fee sessions at the Steinmatte campus will feature five seminars in each student grouping. Please write to: admissions@egs.edu with any questions. 

DATE PROFESSOR STUDENT GROUP
July 29-31 Keller Easterling / Venice PAS and LMVT
August 1 Travel / Arrival in Saas-Fee PAS and LMVT
August 2-4 Angela Davis & Gina Dent: Politics & Aesthetics in the Era of Black Lives Matter PAS and LMVT
August 5 Assessment / Break PAS and LMVT
August 6-8 Avital Ronell: Up Against the Wall: Theories of Confinement, Stuckness, and Boundary Troubles PAS
August 6-8 Manthia Diawara: The Concept of Mondialité in Edouard Glissant LMVT
August 9 Christopher Fynsk: “Thesis Writing" (4:30 pm)
PAS and LMVT
August 10-12 Catherine Malabou: Continental Philosophy/Decolonial Thinking: on Mbembe, Düssel, Maldonado Torres, Mignolo, Kant, Hegel and Levi-Strauss PAS
August 10-12 Peter Szendy: Listening and Power: Auscultating, Phrasing, Overhearing LMVT
August 13 Assessment / Break PAS and LMVT
August 14-16 Terry Smith: What is the World's Question? Long Histories, Concurrent Politics PAS
August 14-16 Emily Apter: Sexistences: Modes of Being in Sex, Transaesthetic Practices LMVT
August 17 Assessment / Break PAS and LMVT
August 18-20 Sha Xin WeiRhythm PAS
August 18-20 Siegfried Zielinski: Living in a Time Machine: Past & Future Connected as Potential Spaces LMVT
August 21 Assessment / Departure PAS and LMVT

See the August Session Evening Lecture Schedule here! All Evening Lectures are Free & Open to the Public. More updates to come shortly. 

OCTOBER SESSION in Valletta, Malta (October 2018) 

DATE PAS LMVT
October 7 Orientation (afternoon) / Presentation (evening) 
October 8-10 Manthia Diawara: The Poecepts of Edouard Glissant Caveh Zahedi: Cinematic Memoir: The Art of Telling True Stories
October 11-13 Judith Butler: On Benjamin's "Critique of Violence” Claire Denis & Jean-Luc Nancy: Looking into the Darkness
October 14 Assessment
October 15-17 Lev Manovich: AI, Culture, Media Carlos Amorales
October 18 Assessment
October 19-21 Sarah Nuttall: Literature, Politics and the Planetary & Achille Mbembe: Savage Objects in the Age of Techno-Animism (Nuttall & Mbembe will be co-teaching these two courses for which PAS and LMVT students will attend together) 
October 22 Assessment
October 23-25 Robert Brewer Young:
Zero
 and the nothing, as read in music, color and text
Elie During: Beyond Spacetime
October 26 Assessment
October 27-29 Thomas Keenan: Rights, representation, refugees 2: Dilemmas of humanitarian rescue Avital Ronell: Unsettled Scores: Theories of Grievance, Stuckness, and Boundary Troubles
October 30 Assessment / Break

See the October Session Evening Lecture Schedule here! All Evening Lectures are Free & Open to the Public.

These schedules are subject to change. 

For more information, write to: admissions@egs.edu. Applications are now closed for the above Sessions. Applications are NOW OPEN for all upcoming Sessions in 2019 (specific dates and more details about the 2019 Sessions will be published soon). 

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To see last year's courses schedule, please click here