Please join us for a screening of Ryeohaeng (Journey, IM Heung-soon, 2016) at The Parkway Theater on February 19 from 7-8:30PM. Ryeohaeng is a film that mixes fiction and documentary which tells the stories of women refugees from North Korea. The director, IM Heung-soon, is an artist and filmmaker based in Seoul. Since his early works on his working-class family, he has explored the lives of those who are marginalized in social, political, capitalist, and national contexts. We look forward to seeing you at the screening and the following Q&A!
Assessing the Conduct of Juveniles: Behavior Disorder Categories, 1900-2013
Laura Hirshbein, University of Michigan
The William H. Miller III Department of Philosophy presents:
Andrew Huddleston (Birkbeck)
Thursday, February 20
3:00-5:00, with reception to follow
In his On the Genealogy of Morality Nietzsche discusses a psychological condition he calls ressentiment, a form of toxic, vengeful anger. My view takes some inspiration from Nietzsche, but this paper will not be primarily a work of exegesis. I offer a free-standing theory in philosophical psychology of the familiar state aptly described with this term. In the process of developing my account, I will try to chart the terrain around ressentiment and closely-related and sometimes overlapping states (ordinary moral resentment, envy, vengefulness, anger, and the like). Ressentiment, I shall contend in this paper, is not simply a ten dollar word substitutable for ‘resentment,’ though it is indeed a species of that genus. On the account I develop, the perception of being slighted, insulted, or demeaned figures centrally in cases of ressentiment. Moreover, the charge functions as a vice notion, I suggest—serving not simply to describe or explain a psychological condition, but also to censure it.
Please note that Huddleston will also present a talk on “The Consolations of Art” to the JHU Philological Society, Tuesday, February 18 at 5:45 in Gilman 479.
This talk has been cancelled. Details about rescheduling will be posted as they become available. The English Department’s ELH Speaker Series presents a talk by Sarah Covington, CUNY, entitled, “The Many Faces of Villainy: Remembering Oliver Cromwell in Catholic and Protestant Irish Literature, 1700-1900,” on Thursday, February 20th at 4:00 PM in Gilman 130D. Hard copies are currently available in 13 Gilman Hall.
2/21 Manuscript Workshop: Christy Thornton
Assistant Professor of Sociology, JHU
Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy
Co-sponsored with the Arrighi Center and the Dept of Sociology
Mergenthaler 526, 1pm
Heidi Beirich, The Global Project Against Hate and Extremism
Iris Barnes, Maryland Lynching Project
Marc Steiner, Center for Emerging Media
Robbie Shilliam, JHU
Though a long-standing problem in the United States, we have seen a spike in white racial terrorism with the swearing-in of President Donald Trump in 2017. A total of 2,013 of the reported attacks in 2017 were aimed at African Americans and 938 targeted Jewish Americans. The Southern Poverty Law Center has enumerated some eleven white hate groups in Maryland, with at least two based in Baltimore. It is a problem afflicting us in Maryland and beyond and it can take many forms. Examples abound.
This roundtable offers an opportunity to interrogate white racism, violence, and power. What do we mean by these terms? What are their historical and contemporary manifestations? How do national and international dimensions inform each other? How does anti-black racism intersect with misogyny, homo- and trans-phobia and other forms of discrimination in the motivations for these attacks? What do they tell us about American society? And how can we tackle them?
Sponsored by Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship
Rethinking Greek Heritage: Translation, Practice, and the Making of a Medical Archive
Ahmed Ragab, Harvard University
Aliapoulios Lecture in Hellenic Medicine
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Classics and of Near Eastern Studies, and the Program in Islamic Studies
The Philological Society presents a co-sponsored conference:
Title: Spinoza’s Politics and Hermeneutics in 18th– and 19th-Century German Thought
Dates/times: Feb. 23-24, 9:15am – 6:15pm
Location: East Meeting Room, Charles Commons
Please see poster for further details.