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The Third Annual Stanford-Duke Philosophy & Literature Graduate Conference: In & Out of Context

September 25, 2020 (All day)
Jan Zwicky (University of Victoria)
Caroline Levine (Cornell University)

Stanford’s DLCL, Philosophy and Literature Initiative and Duke’s Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) is delighted to invite you to the 3rd Stanford-Duke Philosophy+Literature Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on September 25 and September 26 on Zoom (register here)Caroline Levine (Cornell University, English) and Jan Zwicky (University of Victoria, Philosophy) will be the keynote speakers.

This year’s conference topic, “In & Out of Context” brings together doctoral students and scholars that work at the intersection of philosophy and literature, the arts, media studies to reflect on how their disciplines rely on an interpretative use of context. The parsing out of texts and objects, of verbal and non-verbal meaning, of place and history is informed, if not dictated, by interpretive decisions from beginning to end. Through a series of panel discussions, lectures, and a text workshop, we hope to encourage the dialogue between disciplines across the humanities to interrogate art forms and discursive modes in and out of context. Exploring the relationship of wholes and forms to their contexts can generate new possibilities for what we do and what ought we to do with contexts in our disciplines, in art, and in life. 


3rd Stanford-Duke Philosophy+Literature Graduate Student Conference


 Caroline Levine & Jan Zwicky + 16 panel presentations


Sepetember 25-26, 2020

Event Sponsor: 
Duke's PAL Center (Center for Philosophy, Art and Literature), Stanford Phil+Lit (The Initiative in Philosophy and Literature), and Stanford's Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
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