Program Seminars 2014-2015
IHUM sponsors several Program Seminars each year, all with an interdisciplinary agenda, many team-taught. A list of this year’s courses follows on this page; click on the titles for more detailed information. Program seminars are open to all graduate students.
Unpacking Derrida's Library: Secrets of the Archive | Eduardo Cadava (English) and Avital Ronell (NYU). This course revisits Derrida’s library in order to suggest that his texts remain, still today, one of our greatest resources—for thinking, for acting, for living.
Drawing and the Line in Literature and the Visual Arts | Susan Stewart (English) and Eve Aschheim (Lewis Center for the Arts). A study of the relations between perceiving, describing, and knowing in the humanities and art practice.
Experience | D. Graham Burnett (History), Jeff Dolven (English). A genealogy and a practicum, considering the varieties of experience from Montaigne and Bacon to Dewey and Agamben, with attention to epistemology and aesthetics, science and religion.
Novelty Historicized | Daniel Garber (PHI) and Eileen Reeves (COM). Early modern debates over novelty and tradition in religion, science, philosophy, the arts and literature; readings also include contemporary critical theories of the new.