The Other: Interdisciplinary Explorations

Date: September 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall / C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

How useful is the concept of the Other in the humanities today?

A conference organized by the PAL/FHI Mellon Seminar on "The Other"

In this one-day conference on the topic of "The Other" in philosophy and literature, Professor David Palumbo-Liu (Stanford) will give a keynote address at 10am. His latest book is "The Deliverance of Others: Reading Literature in a Global Age."

At 11:15am, a panel of Duke faculty will continue the conversation: miriam cooke (AMES), Ranjana Khanna (English & Literature), Priscilla Wald (English & Women’s Studies), and David Wong (Philosophy).

Everyone is invited to a catered lunch at 1pm, followed by a final panel of graduate students at 2pm. Palumbo-Liu will respond to our graduate student speakers.

10am Keynote lecture by David Palumbo-Liu (Comparative Literature, Stanford) "Where do we stand when we name the other?"

11:15am Faculty Panel with miriam cooke (AMES), Ranjana Khanna (English & Literature), Priscilla Wald (English & Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies), David Wong (Philosophy)

1pm Catered Lunch
2pm Graduate Student Panel with: Nora Nunn (English), Renée Ragin (Literature), Taylor Ross (Religion), Heather Wallace (Philosophy). Response by David Palumbo-Liu