Colloquium Series Fall 1993
Levis Faculty Center Monday 8:00 pm
13 September Elizabeth Bohls English: "Aesthetics, Gender, and Empire in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"
Respondents: Allen Hance Philosophy
Janet Lyon English and Women's Studies
Background Reading: Laura Brown, Ends of Empire (selections)
David Hume, "Of the Standard of Taste"
Gayatri Spivak, "Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism"
11 October Geof Bowker Library and Information Science: "A Time and a Place for Everything: Theories of Unified Social and Scientific Time and Space"
Respondents: David Breeden Philosophy
Irving Elichirigoity History
Background Reading: Barbara Adam, Time and Social Theory (selections)
Alfred Sohn-Rethel, Intellectual and Manual Labor (selections)
8 November Panel Discussion: "Wittgenstein and Literature"
Gabrielle von Natzmer Cooper German
Lynette Reid Philosophy
Donald Smith English
Background Reading: Ludwig Wittgenstein, "Remarks on Frazier's Golden Bough"
Frank Cioffi, "Wittgenstein and the Fire Festivals"
Marjorie Perloff, "Toward a Wittgensteinian Poetics"
6 December Melissa Orlie Political Science: "A Political Ethos of Conscience"
Respondents: Dilip Gaonkar Speech Communication
Hans-Herbert Koegler Philosophy
Background Reading: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition (selections); "Thinking and Moral Considerations"
Michel Foucault, "What is Enlightenment?"; "The Ethic of Care for the Self as a Practice of Freedom"