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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Thinking on the Boundaries: The Availability of Philosophy in Film and Literature

PROGRAM (no longer available)

10-12 February, 2005

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Cavell (Harvard)

Plenary Speakers: Karen Hanson (Indiana); Toril Moi (Duke); Stephen Mulhall (Oxford)

Special Guest: Ross McElwee (Harvard)

Inspired by the work of Stanley Cavell, this conference provides an opportunity to explore topics central to his writings and illustrative of the frequently cross- disciplinary approaches that those writings employ. Such topics include, but are hardly confined to, Shakespeare and Philosophy, Emerson and Nietzsche, Emerson as a Philosopher?, Arguments of Genre in Film and Literature, Moral Perfectionism, Film and the Sublime, Film and Skepticism, Exemplarity and Exemplification, Documentary and Beyond.

Presentations should be broadly interdisciplinary. Please send one-page abstracts for twenty-minute papers to the conference organizers, Martin Donougho and Lawrence Rhu, Comparative Literature Program, Humanities Building, Columbia, SC 29208, or email them to and .

Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2004

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.