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The Humanities Center, in collaboration with the University Paris-Nanterre, the Purdue Partner University Fund, the Centre Louis Marin, and the Alexander Grass Institute for the Humanities, is proud to present

THE STRUCTURALIST CONTROVERSY AND ITS LEGACY
1966 ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

Friday, April 21, 2017 — Gilman 50
Saturday, April 22, 2017 — Hodson 311

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

9:00–9:30 am   Coffee

Morning Session  9:30 am–12:45 pm

Moderator: Anne Eakin Moss (JHU, Humanities Center)

9:30–11:00 am 
Hent de Vries (JHU, Humanities Center)
Opening Remarks

Stuart W. Leslie (JHU, History of Science)
The French Connection: How the Structuralist Controversy Came to Hopkins

11:00–11:15 am  Coffee Break

11:15 am–12:45 pm  
Patrice Maniglier (University Paris-Nanterre)
Derrida’s Fault

Veena Das (JHU, Anthropology)
The Fragility of Structures: Re-searching Lévi-Strauss

12:45–2:30 pm Lunch Break

Afternoon Session  2:30–5:30 pm

Moderator: Jacques Neefs (JHU, German and Romance Languages and Literatures)

2:30–4:00 pm  
François Sebbah (University Paris-Nanterre)
Girard–Derrida: Difference, Sacrifice, Calculation and What Resists Them

Evelyne Ender (JHU, German and Romance Languages and Literatures)
Jean Starobinski’s Resistance to Theory

4:00–4:15 pm  Coffee Break

4:15–5:30 pm 
Paola Marrati (JHU, Humanities Center)
In Praise of Philosophy

Anne Alombert (University of Paris-Nanterre)
Derrida and Simondon: Thinking History “Outside” of Metaphysics

6:00–8:00 pm
RECEPTION chez Macksey

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

9:00–9:30 am   Coffee

Morning Session  9:30 am–12:00 pm
Moderator: Paola Marrati (JHU, Humanities Center)

9:30–10:20 am
Arkady Plotnitsky (Purdue University)
“Sign, Structure and Play” and the Discourse of the Natural Sciences: The Hyppolite-Derrida Exchange

10:20–11:00 am  
Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod (University of Paris-Nanterre)
Hegel in Baltimore: Jean Hyppolite and the Antihegelianism of French Theory

11:00–11:15 am Coffee Break

11:15 am–12:00 pm
Omid Mehrgan (JHU, Humanities Center)
The Humanist’s Slaves: Hegel on Taking Position in Thought

12:00–2:00 pm Lunch Break

Afternoon Session  2:00 – 5:30 pm
Moderator: Hent de Vries (JHU, Humanities Center)

2:00–3:50 pm 
Jean-Michel Salanskis (University Paris-Nanterre)
Science and Philosophy: Four Moments

Hale Sirin (JHU, Humanities Center)
Representation, Synchronicity and Narrative: A Study on Post/Structural Terminology in the Context of Westernization and Secularization

3:50–4:10 pm   Coffee Break

Moderator: Orna Ophir (JHU, Humanities Center)

4:10–5:30 pm  
Nidesh Lawtoo (University of Bern)
The Shadow of the Symposium: Sameness and Difference Replayed

Anne Sauvagnargue (University Paris-Nanterre)
Structural Philosophy and Feminism

Refreshments

5:30–6:30 pm
Concluding Roundtable with Professor Richard Macksey (JHU, Humanities Center)

 

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