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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.

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Conference Programme

All times CET (Warsaw).

Saturday 11 June: on-site in Gdynia, Poland

Time

Content

09h45

Welcome

Dr. Torgeir Fjeld, Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts

10h00

Keynote

Prof. Jørgen Veisland, University of Gdańsk, Poland: “What's in a name. A Kierkegaardian approach to Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus and Paul Auster's City of Glass(Abstract)

11h00

Session 1

Santiago de Arteaga, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and University of Leiden: “To die being oneself: The literary image of the ‘teacher of earnestness’ and its place in self-becoming”

Dr. Adam Staley Groves, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: “Lord of the Door: Kierkegaard and the poetry of thought”

Christine Hsiu-Chin Chou, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan: “Interfusion between Narrative and Existence: A Hermeneutic of ‘Guilty or Not Guilty’ in Stages on Life’s Way

Moderator: Gisle Selnes.

12h30

Keynote

Dr. Kresten Lundsgaard-Leth, International People's College, Denmark: “For the Love of God? On Hägglund’s misunderstanding of Fear and Trembling(Abstract)

13h30

Break

14h30

Keynote

Prof. Gisle Selnes, University of Bergen, Norway: “Job’s Modernity; or Ereignis & Repetition: a Lacanian re-view, with discontinual reference to the Assange case” (Abstract)

15h30

Roundtable: The philosophical act

How can Kierkegaard’s work and acts serve to exemplify the ways in which a philosophical life can become a theatre of ideas that are relevant in our time?

Prof. Jørgen Veisland, University of Gdańsk, Poland.

Dr. Kresten Lundsgaard-Leth, International People's College, Denmark.

Prof. Gisle Selnes, University of Bergen, Norway.

Moderator: Torgeir Fjeld.

16h30

Day 1 ends

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Sunday 12 June: online on Zoom videoconferencing platform

10h45

Welcome

Dr. Torgeir Fjeld, Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts

11h00

Keynote

Prof. (Emeritus) Christopher Norris, University of Cardiff, Wales: “Neither/Nor: Kierkegaard Between Philosophy and Literature” (Abstract)

12h00

Session 2

Dante Clementi, University of St Andrews, UK: “Disorienting Upbuilding: Ricoeur and Kierkegaard on Spiritual Transfiguration through Reading”

Giulia Zerbinati, University of Pisa/Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy: “Aesthetic images as the reconnection of the self with the world: an Adornian approach to Kierkegaard”

Moderator: TBA

13h00

Session 3

Huang Yufeng, University of Macau: “The Divinatory and the contemporaneity: different thoughts of Schleiermacher and Kierkegaard on hermeneutics”

Gorica Orsholits, European Graduate School: “Elucidating humour in Kierkegaard’s philosophy”

Moderator: TBA

14h00

Concluding words

Dr. Torgeir Fjeld, Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts closes the conference.

14h15

Conference ends

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