For the 2020-21 academic year, all colloquia will consist of pre-circulated material and a live Zoom session. All Zoom sessions are scheduled for Fridays at 3:15pm unless noted otherwise.The Colloquium Series is made possible by the generous support of the McVean and Berry Funds.
January 29 at 2:55pm: Nicole Hassoun (Binghamton), "Responding to the Tragedies of Our Time: The Human Right to Health and the Virtues of Creative Resolve"
February 5: William Stephens (Creighton), “Stoicism and Food", with commentary by Kelly Cunningham (Vanderbilt) and Lucy Vollbrecht (Vanderbilt)
February 19: Alia Al-Saji (McGill), “Touching the Wounds of Colonial Duration: Fanon and a Critical Phenomenology of Racialized Affect”, with commentary by Andrew Burnside (Vanderbilt)
The Berry Lecture in Public Philosophy
March 18 at 7:00pm: Eddie Glaude, Jr. (Princeton), “James Baldwin and Black Democratic Perfectionism”. More information about the Berry Lectures can be found at the link here.
April 2: Şerife Tekin (University of Texas at San Antonio), “Rethinking Objectivity in Psychiatry: Unmuting Patients in Epistemic Practices”
*As a reminder, Prof. Tekin will not present her talk in its entirety during our Zoom session. Instead, Prof. Tekin has shared her talk with us ahead of the live session as a pre-recorded video. Click here to access the video via the link on Dropbox.
To join the live Zoom session, click the link here.
September 18: Catherine Hundleby (University of Windsor) & Moira Howes (Trent University), "Adversarial Argument, Agency, and Vulnerability", with commentary by Tempest Henning (Vanderbilt)
October 2: Brandon Hogan (Howard University), "What 'Black Lives Matter' Should Mean", with commentary by Eric MacPhail (Vanderbilt)
October 16: J.M. Berstein (New School for Social Research), "The Responsibility Nexus: Vulnerability, Dependence, and Power", with commentary by Robert Engleman (Vanderbilt)
October 23: Shatema Threadcraft (Dartmouth), "U.S. Necropower as a Body Project"
November 6: Leonard Harris (Purdue University), "What, then, is 'Philosophy Born of Struggle'?" with commentary by Emerson Bodde (Vanderbilt)