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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


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


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


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


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