InterCcECT rejoices to return from winter break to a new year of inquiry. We get started this week rather quickly, with a newly scheduled practice job talk :
InterCcECTer Audrey Wasser presents”Problem and Genesis: On Beckett’s Proust,” in which she reads Samuel Beckett’s Molloy and his writings on Proust to pursue a series of interlocking questions: What is the genesis of a literary work? How do we understand the autonomy and integrity of a literary work with respect to its influences and causes? Is a notion of causation, in fact, completely inappropriate to literature? Must a work’s autonomy be conceived by means of a negation of all of the conditions that gave rise to it?
Join us at 4:00pm Friday 24 January, U of Chicago campus, Classics, Room 110 (1010 E 59th St).
Fulfill your new year’s theory resolutions! Write interccect at gmail dot com to propose collaborations, and check out our calendar for recommendations like:
Kant’s Conception of Number: A Summing Up
In Conversation with Great Minds: Photographer Sally Mann