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Keynote speakers

Stephen Mulhall, Oxford University, Philosophy

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, University of Wisconsin, History

Friday, February 22, 2012
Gilman 132


1:00 - 2:40 Panel 1: Repetition and the Art of Writing

Chair: Katherine Boyce-Jacino

James Masland
Wordsworth’s Return to Tintern Abbey: Repetition and the “Life of Objects”

Katherine Miller
Practices of Repetition and Revision in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats

Charles Gelman
Benjamin, Nietzsche, and the Irony of Translations

Coffee Break

3:10 - 4:40 Panel 2: Dialectics of Repetition

Chair: Martijn Buijs

Sean Hannan
Retention Machine: The Possibility of Repetition in Augustine and Hegel

Justin Humphreys
Hegel’s Kantian Recapitulation

Sean Bray
Murder as a Condition of Possibility for Morality in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

Coffee Break

5:30 - 7:00 pm Keynote Address

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, University of Wisconsin, History
Repetition: Making the Eternal Recur

Saturday, February 23, 2012
Gilman 50

10:00 am Breakfast

10:30 - 12:00 Panel 3: Repetition, Memory, Amnesia

Chair: Larry McGrath

David Rambo
The Error-Image: On Memory and the Technical Relation

Kimberley Anne Garcia
Thomas De Quincey's Involutes: Repetition in Archival Mind and Manifold Memory

Brandon Pelcher
Forgetting and Repetition in Heidegger's Sein und Zeit

Coffee Break

2:00 - 3:30 pm Panel 4: Traumatic Repetitions

Chair: Misha Davidoff

Roy Scranton
Oppen’s Faith, Abraham’s Knife, and the “Myth of the Blaze”

Marissa Schwalm
Joining the Collective Memory: Trauma and Identity in Graphic Memoirs

Katherine Rochester
The Shadow’s Return: Circling the Video Loop in Paul Chan’s The 7 Lights

Coffee Break

4:30 - 6:00 pm Keynote Address

Stephen Mulhall (Philosophy, University of Oxford, New College)
Cinematic Repetition and How to Avoid It: Sequels, Prequels and Prometheus


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