Kierkegaard: Acts of philosophy - the Second Ereignis Conference
How can we enlist the literary image to move readers to act in the world, and how may a philosophical life serve as a theatre in which ideas are enacted? These are key questions for our second Ereignis conference, to be held on-site in Gdynia, Poland, on Saturday, June 11, and on-line on June 12, 2022.
Hosted by Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts, and headlined by internationally acclaimed speakers on literary and political philosophy, this conference seeks to show a wide array of philosophical, literary, and social junctures where Kierkegaard’s philosophy meet with contemporary concerns.
Keynote: Christopher Norris
Neither/Nor: Kierkegaard Between Philosophy and Literature
Abstract Chris Norris will be looking at the various approaches to Kierkegaard that have marked the authorship's reception-history over the period from Sartre to Derrida. This will involve discussion of – among other things – the typecast literature/philosophy distinction in the broader historical context of developments from Jena Romanticism to Paul de Man. His talk will be structured around a number of Kierkegaard-themed or more broadly related poems from Norris's recent collections.