Past Events

November
14
Time6:15pm - 7:45pm
Location
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
Rm 252

The Philosophy + Literature Focal Group welcomes Elaine Auyoung (English, University of Minnesota) for a workshop titled  "Epistemic…

October
24
Time6:15pm - 7:45pm
Location
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
German Library, room 252

 

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. DATE TBD.**

The Philosophy + Literature Focal Group welcomes Prof. Nir Evron (Tel Aviv University) for a…

October
17
Time6:15pm - 7:45pm
Location
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
German Library, room 252

The Philosophy + Literature Focal Group welcomes Prof. Manuel Vargas (University of California, San Diego) for a workshop:  "José Vasconcelos and the Aesthetic…

May
9
Time6:15pm - 7:45pm
Location
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
German Library, Room 252

Philosophy + Literature will host an in-person workshop with Nick Zangwill (University College London).

Formalism, Meaning and Architecture

April
18
Time6:15pm - 7:45pm
Location
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
German Library, room 252

The Research Workshop in Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts is proud to host a talk by Dr. Ana Ilievska:

 

Shelley’s Frankenstein is about ChatGPT:

April
11
Time6:15pm - 7:45pm
Location
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
German Library, Room 252

Philosophy + Literature will host an in-person workshop with Martin Hägglund (Yale University).

 

The Life and Death of Rational Animals

February
28
Time11:00am - 12:30pm

Philosophy + Literature will host a virtual workshop with Daisy Dixon (Cardiff University).

February
7
Time6:15pm - 7:45pm
Location
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
German Library, Room 252

Before the session, please read Prof. Zumhagen-Yekplé’s draft chapter of her book, A Different Order of Difficulty.

February
23
Time6:15pm - 7:45pm

Join Phil + Lit for a workshop with Karla Oeler (Art and Art History). Contact Grant gdowling [at] stanford.edu (gdowling[at]stanford[dot]edu) for the…

September
28
Time6:15pm - 7:45pm
Location
Zoom
Speaker:
Julian Davis

Before the session please read Julian's draft (to be added to our email list for Julian's paper please contact gdowling [at] stanford.edu (gdowling[at]…

June
7
Time7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location
Zoom
Speaker:
Radhika Koul

How do we know the world, and what does poetry have to do with it? This question has exercised theologians, natural philosophers, and neuroscientists down the ages.

April
8
Time5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location
Zoom
Speaker:
Pardis Dabashi

This is a pre-read session. To receive a copy of Pardis's paper before the workshop, please email gdowling [at] stanford.edu (gdowling[at]stanford[dot]edu)

March
4
Time12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location
Online
Speaker:
Hugh Roberts

The Philosophy and Literature Initiative warmly invites you to its last Winter event.
 

February
19
Time6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Online

The Philosophy + Literature Initiative invites the Stanford community to an online screening of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020). The screening will be followed by a friendly conversation on the movie.

N.B. The movie is available on…

February
16
Time6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Online
Speaker:
Shoshana Olidort

This chapter on the Russian-Israeli poet Zelda Schneerson Mishkovksy (1914-1984) focuses on the poetic construction of religious femininity in a literary tradition dominated by secular male poets.

January
20
Time6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location
https://stanford.zoom.us/s/94581132876
Speaker:
Robbie Kubala

Proust’s thoughts on desire satisfaction can be summed up in one word: don’t. Don’t satisfy your desires; doing so will invariably fail to satisfy you. Should you therefore seek to eliminate desire? Absolutely not: desiring itself sustains you.

January
15
Time12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location
Online
Speaker:
Dorothy Hale, Alex Woloch, Nancy Ruttenburg

In The Novel and the New Ethics, Dorothy Hale argues that contemporary writers such as Toni Morrison, J.M.

October
12
Time6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location
German Library (Building 260, Room 252)
Speaker:
Robbie Kubala

Robbie Kubala is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University, where I also taught in the Core Curriculum. His research interests include normative…

September
26
Time2:00pm - 7:30pm
Location
Margaret Jacks Hall
Speaker:
Jan Zwicky, Caroline Levine, John Holliday, Lanier Anderson

Stanford’s Philosophy and Literature Initiative and Duke’s Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) is delighted to invite you to the 3rd Duke-Stanford Philosophy+Literature Graduate Student Conference.

September
26
Time12:00am
Location
Online
Speaker:
Caroline Levine, Jan Zwicky

Stanford’s Philosophy and Literature Initiative (Phil+Lit) and Duke’s Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) is delighted to…