Natalie Nenadic (Philosophy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY)
“The Imperative of ‘Thinking’ After Auschwitz: The Genealogy of the Concept of Genocidal Rape”
James Murphy (Philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago, IL)
“Nietzsche After Auschwitz: Reification and Damaged Life in Negative Dialectics”
Ryan Crawford (English, Webster University, Vienna)
“Adorno’s Man With No Skin: Utopia, Barbarism and the Body”
Max Zirngast (Institüt für Philosophie, University of Vienna)
“Specters of Armenia: Adorno and Žižek on Genocide”
Roman Widholm (Philosophy, Univ. of Vienna)
“What do we mean by ‘traversing through the past’? and a class of nearly neutral objects it entails”
André Mineau (University of Quebec at Rimouski)
“Holocaust Survivors and the Concept of Genocide”
Marcus Zöchmeister (Sigmund Freud University, Vienna)
“Adorno, Lacan: Critic and the Real”
David Pettigrew (Philosophy, Southern Connecticut University)
“W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz: Between Adler and Adorno”
Erik Vogt (Philosophy, Trinity College, Hartford; Univ. of Vienna)
“Opera as accompaniment to genocide? Some comments on Lacoue-Labarthe’s auseinandersetzung with Adorno”
James R. Watson (professor emeritus, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA)
“Redemptive Philosophy in Administered Society”
We meet every year in association with the American Philosophical Association (APA) in the spring of the following year. Programs for these meetings usually consists of a panel of 4 to 5 presenters on a theme decided in advance of the meetings. Specific information is available from the Vice-Presidents of each division—Erik Vogt and André Mineau, respectively.
Several published volumes resulting from these conferences have been published. In 2000 Prometheus published Contemporary Portrayals of Auschwitz. Rodopi (www.rodopi.nl) is publishing Metacide: Genocide in the Pursuit of Excellence in 2009 as another in its series Holocaust and Genocide Studies, edited by James R. Watson. HGS is a special series in the Value Inquiry Book Series. Over 100 volumes have been published in VIBS. Four of these are in HGS : Theoretical Interpretations of the Holocaust, ed. Dan Stone; The Making of the Holocaust , André Mineau; Post-modernism and the Holocaust, eds. Alan Milchman and Alan Rosenberg; Between Auschwitz and Tradition, James R. Watson. Proposals for the HGS series should be submitted to James R. Watson.
Suggestions for future conference themes and papers are encouraged and should be sent to the respective Vice-Presidents.
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