John Pless passed along the following itinerary. This is an international conference on Johann Georg Hamann (1730-1788), the great anti-rationalist philosopher of Konigsberg so influential on the confessional revival of the 19th century including the Erlangen School. He has been used extensively by Oswald Bayer who will be a major speaker at this conference.
Friday, March 20, 2009
9:30 Breakfast & Registration
10:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks: Lisa Marie Anderson, Hunter College
10:15 John Betz, Assistant Professor of Theology, Loyola College (Maryland) "Reading Sibylline Leaves: Hamann in the History of Ideas"
11:15 Gwen Griffith-Dickson, Director, Lokahi Foundation, Visiting Professor, King's College; Emeritus Professor, Gresham College (London) "God, I & Thou: Hamann and the Personalist Tradition"
12:00 Catered Lunch
1:15 Panel Discussion 1: Hamann Shaping Europe: Literary and Political Identities
- Lori Yamato, CUNY Graduate Center, "Hamann's Fables of Dismemberment"
- Kamaal Haque, Dickson College, "Hamann, Goethe and the West-östlicher Divan"
- Christian Sinn, Universität Konstanz, "Hallucinating Europe: Hamann and His Impact on German Romantic Drama"
2:45 Katie Terezakis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology (New York) "Is Theology Possible After Hamann?"
3:30 Coffee Break
4:00 Keynote Address: Oswald Bayer, Professor of Systematic Theology & Philosophy of Religion, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen "God as Author: The Theological Foundation of Hamann's Autorpoetik"
5:30 Reception hosted by Shirley Clay Scott, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Hunter College
Saturday, March 21, 2009
10:15 Kenneth Haynes, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University (Providence) "Tradition and Testimony in Hamann"
11:15 Manfred Kuehn, Professor of Philosophy, Boston University "Hamann on Reason, Hume, and Kant"
12:00 Catered Lunch
1:00 Johannes von Lüpke, Professor of Systematic Theology, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal, Director, Internationales Hamann-Kolloquium "Metaphysics and Metacritique. Hamann's Understanding of the Word of God in the Tradition of Lutheran Theology"
2:00 Panel Discussion 2: The Heart of the Matter: Language and Theology in Hamann
- Kelly Dean Jolley, Auburn University, "Apophatic Living. Indirection as an Existential Strategy"
- Gregory Walter, St. Olaf College, "Christ the Hieroglyph: Prophetic Reason and Semiotics Between Mendelssohn and Hamann"
- Jonathan Gray, University of London, "Hamann, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein on the Language of Philosophers"
- Stephen Cole Leach, University of Texas Pan American, "Skepticism and Faith in Hamann and Kierkegaard"
3:45 Closing Remarks
Gratefully acknowledging the support of: The Max Kade Foundation, The Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, Hunter College (CUNY), The Office of the Provost, Hunter College (CUNY), The Department of German, Hunter College (CUNY)
Location: Hunter College, New York, NY, Screening Room, Leona & Marcy Chanin Center (Room B126) Subway/Basement Level, West Building, 68th Street & Lexington Avenue.
For more information, contact Prof. John Pless [email@example.com].