donderdag 18 oktober 2007

Colloquium on Phenomenology – Phenomenology, Poetics, and Ethics

Symposium : Kafka and Philosophy – Phenomenology and Poetics
Faculty of Humanities – Charles University of Prague
Institut of Philosophy – Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic

Monday 19th-Wednesday 21st of November 2007
Meeting room of the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic.
Jilská 1, Prague 1

Karel Novotny & Chris Bremmers


Monday 19th Kafka and Philosophy

10.30-12.00 Emerson College – Special Guest Lecture on Kafka

Tobias Nikolaus Klass – Kafka as a philosopher. An exploration why Kafka can be seen not just as a “Dichter” but as a philosopher of his own. The focus will be on Kafka’s perhaps most famous text “Vor dem Gesetz”. The aim of reading the text is to show why Kafka’s “kafkaesque” stories are not simply “literature” but descriptions of the world in which a special kind of “truth” appears

Initial meeting of participating speakers

13.30-17.30- Seminar on Kafka and Philosophy
Thuy Vu – Kafkas Gehilfen
Nathan van Camp - The Resignation of Franz Kafka: Two Interpretations
Erik Oger – On Kafka’s ‘Der Kreisel’
Vivian Liska – On Kafka in Agamben and Benjamin

Tuesday 20th Phenomenology, Poetics and Ethics

10.00 – 13.00 Chris Bremmers : Phenomenology and Poetics: singularity, symbolisation and transcendance

Petr Kouba : Heidegger’s Exegesis of Hölderlin as Point of Departure for a New Approach to Insanity

Martin Nitsche : The Role of Silence in Heideggers Phenomenology of (Poetical) Language

15.00 – 18.00 Hans Rainer Sepp : On ‘Huysmans, ‘A Rebours’

Alice Klikova : Oneself as a Story?

Isabelle Wienand: What is the Content of Happiness?

Wednesday 21st Phenomenology, Poetics and Ethics (Cont.)

10.00-12.00 Gian Maria Raimondi: Das Auge, das in das Auge der Tiefe sah. Die Phänomenologie Robert Walsers
Martin Ďurďovič : Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

Participating speakers:

Chris Bremmers (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands),
Nathan van Camp (University of Antwerpen, Belgium),
Martin Durdovic (Olomouc),
Josef Fulka (Charles University Praha, Tsjechië),
Tobias Klass (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, BRD),
Alice Klikova (Charles University Praha, Tsjechië),
Petr Kouba (Charles University Praha, Tsjechïe),
Vivian Liska (University of Antwerpen, Belgium),
Martin Nitsche (Usti nad Labem),
Karel Novotny (Charles University Praha, Tsjechïe),
Erik Oger (University of Antwerpen, Belgium),
Gian Maria Raimondi (University of Firenze, Italy)
Hans-Rainer Sepp (Charles University Praha, Tsjechië),
Thuy Vu (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, BRD)
Isabelle Wienand (Radboud University Nijmegen/ University of Fribourg, Switserland)