Programme

Overview

Thursday, April 21st
8:45 - 9:15 | Registration/Check-in | Aula
9:15 - 10:30 | Plenary — Hayden White | Aula
Historicality as a Trope of Political Discourse
10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee Break | Aula
11:00 - 12:00 | Plenary — Dominick LaCapra | Aula
Violence, Trauma, and Disciplinarity
12:00 - 13:45 | Catered Lunch (pre-paid option) | Het Pand
13:45 - 15:30 | Concurrent Sessions | Het Pand
15:30 - 16:00 | Coffee Break | Het Pand
16:00 - 17:45 | Concurrent Sessions | Het Pand
17:45 - 19:00 | Reception | Het Pand

Friday, April 22nd
8:30 - 9:00 | Registration/Check-in | Het Pand
9:00 - 10:00 | Plenary — Gert Ueding | Het Pand
Rednerisches Ethos und Charisma in Politik und Gesellschaft
10:00 - 11:00 | Plenary — Derek Attridge | Het Pand
Performing Metaphors: On the Ethics of Literary Reading
11:00 - 11:30 | Coffee Break | Het Pand
11:30 - 13:15 | Concurrent Sessions | Het Pand
13:15 - 14:45 | Catered Lunch (pre-paid option) | Het Pand
14:45 - 16:30 | Concurrent Sessions | Het Pand
16:30 - 17:00 | Coffee Break | Het Pand
17:00 - 18.00 | Plenary — Carol Jacobs | Het Pand
Subversion: the Rhetoric of the Political in Plato's Republic
19:30 - 23:00 | Gala Banquet | Het Pand

Saturday, April 23rd
9:15 - 9:30 | Registration/Check-in | Het Pand
9:30 - 10:30 | Plenary — Friedrich Kittler | Het Pand
Das Ende des Dichtens und der Anfang der Rhetorik - oder umgekehrt
10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee Break | Het Pand
11:00 - 12:45 | Concurrent Sessions | Het Pand
12:45 - 14:15 | Catered Lunch (pre-paid option) | Het Pand
14:15 - 16:00 | Concurrent Sessions | Het Pand
16:00 - 16:30 | Coffee Break | Het Pand
16:30 - 18:15 | Concurrent Sessions | Het Pand
18:15 - 19:15 | Plenary — J. Hillis Miller | Het Pand
Who or What Decides?: For Jacques Derrida
19:15 - 20:30 | Reception and Closing Remarks | Het Pand

Detailed Programme

Thursday, April 21st

8:45 – 9:15 || Aula

Registration

9:15 – 10:30 || Aula

Plenary

Hayden White: Historicality as a Trope of Political Discourse

10:30 – 11:00 || Aula

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 || Aula

Plenary

Dominick LaCapra : Violence, Trauma, and Disciplinarity

12:00 – 13:45 || Het Pand

Lunch (for pre-paid registrants)

13:45 – 15:30 || Het Pand

Sessions 1

Power and EmpriseRector Blanquaert
Dieter Lesage (chair)  — RITS/ Erasmushogeschool Brussels
Marc Redfield — Claremont Graduate University
Steven Vervaet — Leuven University
Don Moore — McMaster University
From One to None: Politics and Rhetoric of the Lacanian SubjectGele Zaal
Gil Chaitin (chair)  — Indiana University, Bloomington
Carbonell, Neus — Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Elmer, Jonathan — Indiana University, Bloomington
O’Neil, Joseph — Indiana University, Bloomington
Ethnicity, Race and IdentityDormitoriumzaal
Philippe Codde (chair)  — Ghent University
Winfried Siemerling — Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Thomas Newman — University College London
Tatjana Jukic — University of Zagreb
The Ethics of GenrePersconferentie
Benjamin Biebuyck (chair) — Ghent University
Koenraad Heyerick — Ghent University
Grazia Berger — Antwerp University
Afsaneh Amirmoez — University of Limoges
Melissa De Bruycker — Ghent University
Communicating Truth and HistorySacristie
Marnix Beyen (chair)  — Antwerp University
Marc Boone — Ghent University
Sis Matthé — Ghent University
Fiona McIntosh — University of Lille III
Communality, Singularity, AlterityPriorzaal
Sascha Bru (chair) — Ghent University
Constantin Parvulescu — University of Minnesota
Jaroslav Kušnír — The University of Prešov, Slovakia
Ben Clarke — Leader University, Taiwan

15:30 – 16:00 || Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:45 || Het Pand

Sessions 2

Nothing Succeeds Like FailureRector Blanquaert
Dominic Rainsford (chair)  — Aarhus University
David Martyn — Macalester College
Dirk Van Hulle — University of Antwerp
Kathrin Thiele — SUNY Buffalo / Viadrina Frankfurt-Oder
John Wrighton — University of Wales, Aberystwyth
The Language of LoveGele Zaal
Ortwin De Graef (chair)  — Leuven University
Sigi Jöttkandt — Ghent University
Dominiek Hoens — Jan van Eyck Academy
Kate Lilley — University of Sydney
Justin Clemens — Deakin University, Australia
Conceptions of Rhetoric in Medieval CultureDormitoriumzaal
Joris Reynaert (chair)  — Ghent University
Heather Keaney — American University in Cairo
Peter Van Nuffelen — Leuven University
Mostafa Younesie — Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran
Intersections and RewritingsPersconferentie
Freddy Decreus (chair)  — Ghent University
Lorna Hardwick — Open University, UK
Miriam Leonard — University of Bristol
Jaime Gonzalez-Ocana — Université de Caen
Alexandra Lianeri — Darwin College, Cambridge University
The Moral PositionPriorzaal
Robert Eaglestone (chair)  — University of London
Mark J. Smith — York University
János Barcsák — Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
Char Roone Miller  — George Mason University

17:45 – 19:00 || Het Pand

Reception

Friday, April 22nd

8:30 – 9:00 || Het Pand

Registration

9:00 – 10:00 || Het Pand Refter

Plenary

Gert Ueding: Rednerisches Ethos und Charisma in Politik und Gesellschaft

10:00 – 11:00 || Het Pand Refter

Plenary

Derek Attridge: Performing Metaphors: On the Ethics of Literary Reading

11:00 – 11:30 || Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:15 || Het Pand

Sessions 1

Ideas of Form/Objects of CalculationRector Blanquaert
Marc Redfield (chair)  — Claremont Graduate University
A. C. Goodson — Michigan State University
Sheila Teahan — Michigan State University
Celine Surprenant — University of Sussex
Jan Bleyen — Leuven University
Levinas and RhetoricGele Zaal
Richard Glejzer (chair) — North Central College
Richard Glejzer — North Central College
Michael Bernard-Donals — University of Wisconsin, Madison
David Metzger — Old Dominion University
Du (renoncement au) renoncement à soi-même: A deconstructive approachDormitoriumzaal
Derek Flack (chair)  — York University, Toronto
Derek Flack — York University, Toronto
Emile Fromet de Rosnay — Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Catherine Dhavernas — Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Agnès Conacher — Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Space of the ExceptionPersconferentie
Bart Keunen (chair)  — Ghent University
Michael Dorland — Carleton University
Deborah Pike — University of Paris VII
Devika Sharma — University of Copenhagen
His Master's Voice: Authority, Ethics, DesireSacristie
Jürgen Pieters (chair) — Ghent University
Joshua Gooch — University of Iowa
Kris Pint — Ghent University
Tom Van Imschoot — Ghent University
Film, (Counter-)Memory, PracticePriorzaal
Ian Balfour (chair) — York University, Toronto
Lo, Wai Chun — University of Hong Kong
Peter Verstraten — Leiden University
Tom Cohen — SUNY Albany
Karyn Ball — University of Alberta

13:15 – 14:45 || Het Pand

Lunch (for pre-paid registrants)

14:45 – 16:30 || Het Pand

Sessions 2

Romantic ImperativesRector Blanquaert
Tilottama Rajan (chair)  — University of Western Ontario
Andrea Timár — Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Ian Balfour — York University, Toronto
Tom Toremans — Brussels University (KUB)
Patience Moll — University of California, Irvine
After BlanchotGele Zaal
J. Hillis Miller (chair) — UC Irvine
Allison Weiner — Yale University
Shari Goldberg — SUNY Albany
Benjamin Bishop — University of California, Irvine
Jeremy Tambling — University of Hong Kong
Levinasian EthicsDormitoriumzaal
Michael Bernard-Donals (chair)  — University of Wisconsin
Jennifer Yusin — Emory University
Dominic Rainsford — Aarhus University
Rares Moldovan — Cluj University, Romania
Elke D'hoker — Leuven University
Body CulturesPersconferentiezaal
Gert Buelens (chair)  — Ghent University
Chantal Zabus — Paris XIII
Priscilla Walton — Carlton University, Canada
Erin McCarthy — St. Lawrence University
Karlyn Koh — LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
EdificationSacristie
Sheila Teahan (chair)  — Michigan State University
Liesbeth Korthals Altes — University of Groningen
Brian McGrath — Emory University
Sonja Tanner — New School for Social Research / LaGuardia College, CUNY
Tom Jacobs — New York University
Lacanian EthicsPriorzaal
Paul Verhaeghe (chair)  — Ghent University
Marc De Kesel — Nijmegen University/Jan van Eyck Academy
Vicky Palmans — Ghent University
Frédéric De Clerq — Ghent University

16:30 – 17:00 || Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00 || Het Pand Refter

Plenary

Carol Jacobs: Subversion: the Rhetoric of the Political in Plato's Republic

19:30 – 23:00 || Het Pand Kapittelzaal

Banquet

Saturday, April 23rd

9:00 – 9:30 || Het Pand

Registration

9:30 – 10:30 || Het Pand Refter

Plenary

Friedrich Kittler: Das Ende des Dichtens und der Anfang der Rhetorik - oder umgekehrt

10:30 – 11:00 || Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:45 || Het Pand

Sessions 1

Life, Science, the InstitutionRector Blanquaert
Tom Cohen (chair)  — SUNY Albany
Claire Colebrook — Edinburgh University
Robert Eaglestone — University of London
Gary Hall — Middlesex University
Joanna Zylinska — Goldsmiths College, University of London
Pulp PoliticsGele Zaal
Hans Bertens (chair)  — Utrecht University
Kathrin Lang — Free University of Amsterdam
Melissa Hardie — University of Sydney
Michael Butter — University of Bonn
Alternative PersuasionDormitoriumzaal
Jeremy Tambling (chair) — University of Hong Kong
Anca Parvulescu — University of Minnesota
Agnes Kovács — University of Szeged
Eluned Summers-Bremner — University of Auckland
Greg Zacharias — Creighton University
Mehrlust and Other Event(u)al GainsPersconferentie
Dominiek Hoens (chair)  — Jan van Eyck Academy
Koenraad Geldof — Leuven University
Jason Barker — Unaffiliated philosopher/worker
Oliver Feltham — Jan van Eyck / American University of Paris
Filip Buekens — Tilburg University
Hoc Est Enim CorpusSacristie
David Clark (chair)  — McMaster University
Gerold Sedlmayr — University of Passau
Kuisma Korhonen — University of Helsinki
Luc Herman — Antwerp University
Ethics and Transcendental AestheticsPriorzaal
A. C. Goodson (chair) — Michigan State University
Joanna Hodge — Manchester Metropolitan University
Megan Becker-Leckrone — University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Marcus Coelen — University of Munich
Sympathy and Catharsis in CoetzeeRefter
Stef Craps (chair)  — Ghent University
Gilbert Yeoh — National University of Singapore
Gert Buelens — Ghent University
Liselotte Vandenbussche — Ghent University
Yianna Liatsos — Rutgers University

12:45 – 14:15 || Het Pand

Lunch (for pre-paid registrants)

14:15 – 16:00 || Het Pand

Sessions 2

Desiring EconomiesRector Blanquaert
Sigi Jöttkandt (chair)  — Ghent University
David Bennett — University of Melbourne
Thomas Albrecht — Tulane University
Claire Potter — Paris VII
Phyllis Van Slyck — LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
The Ethics of the ProperDormitoriumzaal
Matthew Biberman (chair)  — University of Louisville
David Clark — McMaster University
Aaron Jaffe — University of Louisville
Simon Malpas — Edinburgh University
Anachronicles of TerrorPersconferentiezaal
Jason Barker (chair)  — unaffiliated philosopher/worker
Richard Cante — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolyne Lee — University of Melbourne
Rasmus Øhlenslæger Madsen — University of Copenhagen
Sjoerd Van Tuinen — St. Lawrence University
Figurations of ViolenceSacristie
Oliver Feltham (chair) — Jan van Eyck / American University of Paris
Lisa Carstens — Virginia Wesleyan College
Spencer Wolff — Yale University
Victor Li — University of Toronto
Discursive Cultures and the End of TechnéPriorzaal
Ginette Verstraete (chair) — University of Amsterdam
Ala Alryyes — Yale University
Mary Helen Kolisnyk — New York University
Ralph Kuschke — Humboldt University Berlin
Allegory and Embodiment in CoetzeeRefter
Derek Attridge (chair)  — University of York
Wei Wei Yeo — National University of Singapore
J. Paul Narkunas — Pratt Institute
Bishupal Limbu — Northwestern University
Pamela Brown — Yeshiva University

16:00 – 16:30 || Coffee Break

16:30 –18:15 || Het Pand

Sessions 3

Economical With JusticeRector Blanquaert
Justin Clemens (chair) — Deakin University
Christiane Frey — University of Bonn
Adam Kelly — University College, Dublin
Tilottama Rajan — University of Western Ontario
Translatio ImperiiGele Zaal
Richard Cante (chair) — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jan Nelis — Ghent University
Freddy Decreus — Ghent University
Patrick Eiden — University of Constance
Bourdieu and Rhetorical/Academic Education in AntiquityDormitoriumzaal
Freddy Mortier (chair)  — Ghent University
Yanick Maes — Ghent University
Wim Verbaal — Ghent University
Alexander Roose — Ghent University
Democracy, Ideology and LanguagePersconferentiezaal
Koen Geldof (chair) — Leuven University
Wim Weymans — Leuven University
Raf Geenens — Brussels University (KUB)
Andreas Hetzel — University of Darmstadt
Noureddine Bakrim — Université de Limoges
War and LyricSacristie
Bart Philipsen (chair)  — 
Christian Schlðsser — Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Diederik Oostdijk — Free University of Amsterdam
Arne De Winde — Leuven University
Jan Ceuppens — Leuven University/Vlekho, Brussels
Acts of LanguagePriorzaal
Zachary Sng (chair)  — Brown University
Zachary Sng — Brown University
Patrick Greaney — University of Colorado
Jan Plug — University of Western Ontario
Hao Li — University of Toronto
Ethics, Politics and Rhetoric in CoetzeeRefter
Daniel Watt (chair) — University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Daniel Watt — University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Pieter Vermeulen — Leuven University
Arne De Boever — Columbia University
Stef Craps — Ghent University

18:15 – 19:15 || Het Pand Refter

Plenary

J. Hillis Miller: Who or What Decides? For Jacques Derrida

19:15 – 20:30 || Het Pand

Reception and closing remarks