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Symposium on Jean-François Lyotard’s The Differend

Starts: Friday, April 13, 2018,
Ends: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:00am

Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall

As the culmination of a semester-long exploration of Lyotard’s The Differend, the Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities brings together leading scholars on Lyotard and his landmark text for a two-day symposium. The symposium features five visiting speakers who will speak to various facets of Lyotard’s work, exploring how injustice takes place in the context of language and how we conceptualize conflicting claims that offer no avenue for mediation.

Featured speakers include:

Claire Nouvet, “The Silences of the Differend”
Kiff Bamford, “‘No phrase is the first.’§184”
Hélène Merlin-Kajman, “Is Lyotard’s Theory of the Differend a Relativistic Theory?”
Margret Grebowicz, “Inner Life and Amnesty: The Case of Cetaceans”
David Ingram, “Disputing Law: A Lyotardian Reflexion on Unresolvable Injustices”

For more information and for descriptions of each of these talks, please see the Theory Center website.

This symposium is co-sponsored by the College Arts & Humanities Institute, the Office of the Vice-President for International Affairs, and the Departments of English, French & Italian, Germanic Studies, and Spanish & Portuguese.