The Structuralist Controversy and Its Legacy 1966 Anniversary Conference

When:
April 21, 2017 – April 22, 2017 all-day
2017-04-21T00:00:00-04:00
2017-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Gilman 50 and Hodson 311

Sponsored by the Humanities Center, in collaboration with the Université de Nanterre, Paris Ouest, the Purdue Partner University Fund, the Centre Louis Marin, and the Alexander Grass Institute for the Humanities.

Schedule

Friday, April 21 in Gilman 50

Coffee
9-9:30 a.m.

Morning Session
Moderator: Anne Eakin Moss (JHU, Humanities Center)
9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Hent de Vries (JHU, Humanities Center)
The French Connection: How the Structuralist Controversy Came to Hopkins
Stuart W. Leslie (JHU, History of Science)
9:30-11

Coffee Break
11-11:15

Derrida’s Fault
Patrice Maniglier (University Paris-Nanterre)
The Fragility of Structures: Re-searching Lévi-Strauss
Veena Das (JHU, Anthropology)
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Lunch Break
12:45-2:30

Afternoon Session
Moderator: Jacques Neefs (JHU, German and Romance Languages and Literatures)
2:30-5:30

Girard–Derrida: Difference, Sacrifice, Calculation and What Resists Them
François Sebbah (University Paris-Nanterre)
Jean Starobinski’s Resistance to Theory
Evelyne Ender (JHU, German and Romance Languages and Literatures)
2:30-4

Coffee Break
4-4:15

In Praise of Philosophy
Paola Marrati (JHU, Humanities Center)
Derrida and Simondon: Thinking History “Outside” of Metaphysics
Anne Alombert (University of Paris-Nanterre)
4:15-5:30

Reception at chez Macksey
6-8

Saturday, April 22 in Hodson 311

Coffee
9-9:30 a.m.

Morning Session
Moderator: Paola Marrati (JHU, Humanities Center)
9:30 a.m.-noon.

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

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

Coffee Break
11-11:15

The Humanist’s Slaves: Hegel on Taking Position in Thought
Omid Mehrgan (JHU, Humanities Center)
11:15 a.m.-noon

Lunch Break
noon-2 p.m.

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

Science and Philosophy: Four Moments
Jean-Michel Salanskis (University Paris-Nanterre)
Representation, Synchronicity and Narrative: A Study on Post/Structural Terminology in the Context of Westernization and Secularization
Hale Sirin (JHU, Humanities Center)
2-3:50

Coffee Break
3:50-4:10

Moderator: Orna Ophir (JHU, Humanities Center)
The Shadow of the Symposium: Sameness and Difference Replayed
Nidesh Lawtoo (University of Bern)
Structural Philosophy and Feminism
Anne Sauvagnargue (University Paris-Nanterre)
4:10-5:30

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