Monday, February 22, 2010

Events I look forward to this week:

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies
The Week of February 22-28

Monday: Emmanuel Faye Lecture
Tuesday: Emmanuel Faye Workshop, All Art is Propaganda opens
Wednesday: Marjorie Garber Lecture
Thursday: NI Film Series: Prospero’s Books, Jehanne Gheith Lecture

Exhibition: All Art is Propaganda
Opens on Monday, February 22nd

All Art Is Propaganda is an exhibition organized by University of Notre Dame undergraduate students Micahlyn Allen, Kelly Fallon, and Juliana Hoffelder under the direction of John Sherman of the Department of Art, Art History, & Design. The exhibition is located in the University of Notre Dame Library Special Collections from February 22 to August 20, 2010. All materials on display in All Art Is Propaganda are drawn from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections’ Eric Gill Collection.

For a full description:

Monday, Feb 22 – Tuesday, Feb 23
Emmanuel Faye, Associate Professor at the University Paris Ouest–Nanterre La Défense

In the most comprehensive examination to date of Heidegger’s Nazism, Emmanuel Faye draws on previously unavailable materials to paint a damning picture of Nazism’s influence on the philosopher’s thought and politics. This lecture at Notre Dame will be the first time Faye speaks on the subject of his book, Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism Into Philosophy, since the English translation was published this fall in the United States.

Public Lecture on Monday, February 22 at 4:00 pm (with reception to follow)
Eck Visitors Center Auditorium
"National Socialism in Philosophy: Being, History, Technology and Extermination in Heidegger's Work"
Copies of Emmanuel Faye’s book, will be available for purchase.

Workshop on Tuesday, February 23 at 3:00 pm
339 O’Shaughnessy Hall
“Heidegger and the Nazi Movement in the Interpretations of Hannah Arendt, Eric Voegelin and Aurel Kolnai”

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Henkels Lecture Series (Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts), and the Departments of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy, and Political Science.

Wednesday, February 24 at 4:30 pm
Hesburgh Center Auditorium
Lecture "Shakespeare and Modern Culture"
Marjorie Garber, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University

Marjorie Garber is also Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. She is senior Trustee of the English Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council of Learned Societies, and served until recently as the President of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. A graduate of Swarthmore College (B.A. 1966; hon. D. 2004) and of Yale University (Ph.D. 1969), she has taught at Yale, at Haverford, and—since 1981—at Harvard. In her newest book, Shakespeare and Modern Culture (Pantheon, Dec 2008), Garber focuses on the reciprocal relationship by which modern culture makes Shakespeare and Shakespeare makes modern culture.

Sponsored by the Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecturer Program with support from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 5:00PM
Lecture: “'I had to take my son and my mother into exile': Experiences of parents and children in the Soviet Gulag"
Dr. Jehanne Gheith
Associate Professor, Slavic and Eurasian Studies and Co-Director, International Comparative Studies at Duke University
DeBartolo Hall, Room 208

Based on multiple interviews with Gulag survivors and children of Gulag survivors, this talk explores how the Soviet Gulag experience changed the experience of intimate relationship, causing radical disruptions that often lasted a lifetime. In particular, we’ll look at the experience of mothers and children as they move into exile, as babies are born in the Gulag camps, and as children tried to relate to parents who have been arrested. We will think together about short-term and long-term effects of these multiple disruptions and how they continue to affect people today.

Sponsored by the Russian and East European Studies Program in the College of Arts and Letters with support from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Prospero’s Books (Rated R)
Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 pm
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Peter Greenaway had to cancel his engagement due to a last minute scheduling conflict. We are pleased to announce that Nanovic Faculty Fellow Peter Holland, the McMeel Chair Shakespeare Studies, will be introduce the film.

Working the familiar Shakespearean territory of The Tempest allows Greenaway to run wild with the visuals, embedding frames within frames, composing each shot like an independent work of art and flanking the main action with purposeful but controversial imagery. Co-sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Shakespeare at Notre Dame, and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Tickets: $6, $5 faculty/staff, $4 seniors, and $3 all students. Call 574-631-2800 or visit



Blogger François Luong said...

Would be interested to see your notes from Emmanuel Faye's lecture on Heidegger. It's one thing to say he was a Nazi, it's another to say his work was not philosophy.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Johannes said...

I didn't make it to that one.

We also have a colloqium with Robert von Hallberg that's happening Friday and that should be interesting.


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