The Third Annual Duke-Stanford Philosophy & Literature Graduate Conference: In & Out of Context

Caroline Levine
Jan Zwicky
Sat September 26th 2020, 12:00am PDT
Event Sponsor
Philosophy and Literature at Stanford, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Stanford’s Philosophy and Literature Initiative (Phil+Lit) 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. Stanford University will host the conference in an online format over two days: September 25-26, 2020.

Caroline Levine (Cornell University, English) and Jan Zwicky (University of Victoria, Philosophy) will be the keynote speakers.

This year’s conference topic “In & Out of Context” brings together doctoral students and scholars that work at the intersection of philosophy and literature, the arts, and media studies to reflect on how their disciplines rely on an interpretative use of context. The parsing out of texts and objects, of verbal and non-verbal meaning, of place and history is informed, if not dictated, by interpretive decisions from beginning to end. Through a series of panel discussions, lectures, and a text workshop, we hope to encourage the dialogue between disciplines across the humanities to interrogate art forms and discursive modes in and out of context. Exploring the relationship of wholes and forms to their contexts can generate new possibilities for what we do and what ought we to do with contexts in our disciplines, in art, and in life.