MA/PhD Session Schedule
2024

May 10 - 12 (Valletta, Malta)
July 28 - August 25 (Saas-Fee, Switzerland)
October 1 - 16 (Valletta, Malta)
Date

Seminar 1

Seminar 2

May
10-12

Christopher Fynsk

This seminar will have two sessions per day.

Session 1: 1:30 – 4:00 pm Paris time/7:30 am – 10 am New York time.

Session 2: 4:45 – 7:15 pm Paris time/10:45 am – 1:15 pm New York time.

Date

Seminar 1

Seminar 2

Jul
28

Arrival Day

Jul
29

Avital Ronell

Catherine Malabou

Aug
4

Break Day

Aug
5-10

Elie During

Dagmawi Woubshet

Aug
11

Break Day

Aug
12-18

Frank Ruda & Slavoj Žižek *

Mladen Dolar & Slavoj Žižek *

Aug
19-24

Jodi Dean

Achille Mbembe

Apartheid After South Africa
Aug
25

Departure Day

Seminar 1: 1:30 – 4:00 pm Paris time/7:30 am – 10 am New York time.

Seminar 2: 4:45 – 7:15 pm Paris time/10:45 am – 1:15 pm New York time.

* The students participating in the seminars of Professors Frank Ruda and Mladen Dolar will meet in those seminars for four days.  The two groups will then come together for three meetings with Professor Slavoj Žižek.  The scheduled seminars for Profs. Ruda and Dolar will thus run for 7 days with the participation of Slavoj Žižek in the last three segments.

 

Date

Seminar 1

Seminar 2

Oct
1

Arrival Day

Oct
2-7

Kevin McLaughlin

Walter Benjamin around 1921

In 1921 Walter Benjamin was working simultaneously on three significant and interrelated essays:  “Toward the Critique of Violence,” “The Task of the Translator,” and “Goethe’s Elective Affinities.”  The seminar will take this set of writings as a pivotal configuration around which to approach Benjamin’s critical work as a whole—from his more academic early writings (on Hölderlin, German romanticism, etc.) to his later essays that were directed toward a broader public—on Proust, “the storyteller” and his great unfinished study of Baudelaire from the later 1930s (including selections from The Arcades Project).  We will conclude by considering the emergence out of this pivot of the problem of “popularization” as it becomes connected to the question of “theory,” specifically, “historical materialism.”  Works will be read and discussed in English with attention to the German (seminar participants with knowledge of German are encouraged to read the texts in the original language).

Oct
8

Workshop

Oct
9

Workshop

Oct
10-15

Alenka Zupančič

Oct
16

Departure Day

Seminar 1: 1:30 – 4:00 pm Paris time/7:30 am – 10 am New York time.

Seminar 2: 4:45 – 7:15 pm Paris time/10:45 am – 1:15 pm New York time.