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Ibsen and the Play of Politics

The Humanities Center, in collaboration with the Ibsen Center at the University of Oslo and the Department of Philosophy at Temple University, announces the second in a series of three workshops on Ibsen and Philosophy, to be hosted at Johns Hopkins on May 2-3, 2014. All sessions take place in Gilman Hall, room 208.

Friday, May 2

Session 1

Chair: Michael Fried (JHU)

10:00-11:00
Tracy Davis (Northwestern U)
“What is Activism?”

11:00-12:00
Kristin Gjesdal (Temple U)
“Politics at Play: Truth, Interest, and Education in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People

12:00-2:00 Lunch Break

Session 2

Chair: Anne Eakin Moss (JHU)

2:00-3:00
Laurence Senelick (Tufts U)
“Fifty Shades of Red: Ibsen in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Russia.”

3:00-4:00
Frode Helland (U of Oslo)
Title: “In the Shadows of Dictatorship: A Doll’s House in Chile”

4:00-4:30 Coffee Break

Session 3

Chair: Ruth Leys (JHU)

4:30-5:30Joe Martin (JHU)
Title: “Ibsen’s Dialectical Progress: Dramatizing the Evolution of Individual and Social Consciousness”

Saturday, May 3

Session 4

Chair: Rachel Galvin (JHU)

10:00-11:00
Julia A. Walker (Washington U, St. Louis)
Title: “'Our New Way Round the World': Transportation, Naturalist Acting, and Ibsen's Pillars of Society

11:00-12:00
Kristin Boyce (JHU)
Title: “Ibsen and the Meta-Aesthetic of the Luring Game”

For further information, please contact Leonardo Lisi: leonardo.lisi@jhu.edu

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