dinsdag 23 juni 2009

Jaarvergadering 2009 Fenomenologie en Literatuur




Jaarvergadering van het Gezelschap voor Fenomenologische Wijsbegeerte.


Thema: Fenomenologie en Literatuur

Datum: dinsdag 1 september 2009

Locatie: Universiteit Tilburg
Warandelaan 2
(Eenvoudig bereikbaar via NS Station Tilburg West)
Esplanadagebouw, zaal: Black Box
Routebeschrijving

Kosten lunch, koffie & thee: leden € 6, niet-leden € 12.

Aanmelden is noodzakelijk, stuur een mail naar Ruud Welten (r.b.j.m.welten#uvt.nl: vervang # handmatig door @, dit om geautomatiseerde email te voorkomen), ook vernemen we graag of u van de lunch gebruik maakt.

Thema:
Fenomenologen doen opvallend vaak een beroep op literaire teksten. Zo worden onder anderen Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Robert Musil, Claude Simon of meer hedendaagse auteurs veelvuldig ten tonele gevoerd. Vanwaar deze fascinatie? Waarom doen fenomenologisch georiënteerde filosofen graag een beroep op de literatuur? Wat houdt dit 'beroep doen op' eigenlijk in? Wat is de vorm van de kennis die dat oplevert? En hoe verschilt deze van wat de wetenschap ons kan aanreiken? Wat is de waarheidsclaim van de literatuur en waarom valt deze juist bij de fenomenologische stroming in de filosofie in goede aarde? Gaat het daarbij slechts om voorbeelden of om een meer adequate beschrijving van fenomenen? In het laatste geval: moet de fenomenologie zich dan maar niet helemaal aan de literatuur overgeven?

De voertaal tijdens de dag is Engels.

Programma:

10.00 Ontvangst met koffie en thee

10.30 Simon Critchley (Tilburg University):

SURFACIALITY
Some poems by Fernando Pessoa, one by Wallace Stevens, and the brief sketch of a poetic ontology

11.30 Break

11.45 Co-reference: Odile Heynders

12.15 Discussion

12.45 Lunch

13.45 Presentation PhD Research

Petra Van den Bempt (University of Antwerp)
‘The contribution of mimesis to the problem of personal identity in Ricoeur and
Lacoue-Labarthe’

Ricoeur’s narrative identity is constructed upon the concept of mimesis, which he explains in terms of figuration (prefiguration, configuration, refiguration). Lacoue-Labarthe’s theory of mimesis implies that figuration is challenged by the fact that an individual has nothing original, nothing characteristic (cf.‘desistance’). First, I’m going to analyze the concept of mimesis in Ricoeur and Lacoue-Labarthe. Next, I’m going to explore some consequences that the concept of mimesis has on personal identity and what the differences are between Ricoeur and Lacoue-Labarthe in this regard. This will lead to the question of how mimesis is used in the analysis of personal identity by Ricoeur and Lacoue-Labarthe.


Geert Gooskens (University of Antwerp):
‘Die Dinge singen hör ich so gern’. R.M. Rilke’s phenomenological poetics.

At first sight, Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology and the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke are worlds apart. Could there be a bigger difference then that between the former’s Ideen and the latter’s Stundenbuch or Duineser Elegien? In this paper it will be argued that in spite of these differences, Rilke’s poetry and phenomenological philosophy are driven by the same impetus: both try to regain the world in its phenomenality. What is meant by this? Drawing on both Rilke’s and Husserl’s work, I will first try to make a case for the counter-intuitive position that worldly things are usually invisible. Next, something will be said about the way in which Rilke tries to regain the visibility of the world and why this bears witness to a phenomenological attitude. To conclude, I will propose a reading of Husserl ‘through’ Rilke, which will help us understand phenomenology not as a theoretical position, but as an existential attitude that goes hand in hand with the affirmation of the tangible world.

15.15 Break

15.45 Andris Breitling (Universität Rostock):
Remembering Time – Time to Remember. On Proust with Ricoeur

What can it mean to lose time? How can one search for it and hope to retrieve it? And if it is possible to find it again, then what is it that one has won or regained? – In my paper, I shall try to demonstrate what a literary work like Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du temps perdu, formerly translated as Remembrance of Things Past) can contribute to a phenomenological exploration of time and memory, by taking up certain ideas developed by Paul Ricoeur. At the same time, I shall try to indicate to what extent Ricoeur’s theory of memory and forgetting implies a change of perspective with regard to his earlier philosophy of time and narrative. To this purpose, the first section of my paper is devoted to showing how Ricoeur has interpreted Proust’s work as a novel of or about time (as a “Zeitroman”) in Time and Narrative. In the second section, guided by the analysis of the essential traits of memory developed by Ricoeur in Memory, History, Forgetting, Proust’s novel will be interpreted as a work of memory and about remembering. Finally, in the third section of my paper I shall try to specify, by examining the relation between memory and the imagination, as well as the relation between lived experience and the experiments of literary fiction, what answer one may find in Ricoeur’s theory of memory and forgetting to the question of how time can be lost, searched for, and regained.

Followed by Discussion

17.00 Afsluitende borrel