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CONFERENCE BENJAMIN FONDANE

CROSSING FRONTIERS
 
EXISTENTIAL PHILOSOPHY, POETRY, AND VISUAL ARTS
IN THE WORKS OF BENJAMIN FONDANE

BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY YALE UNIVERSITY
 
APRIL 19-20, 2018

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CROSSING FRONTIERS
 
EXISTENTIAL PHILOSOPHY, POETRY, AND VISUAL ARTS IN THE WORKS OF BENJAMIN FONDANE
BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY YALE UNIVERSITY
 
APRIL 19-20, 2018
 
 
Keynote Speaker:
 
Prof. Kevin Hart, Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies, University of Virginia
 
 
 

Organizing Committee:

 
Michel Carassou, Thomas Connolly, Julia Elsky, Ramona Fotiade, Olivier Salazar-Ferrer
 
 
 
Administration:
 
Ann Manov, Graduate Student & Webmaster Agnes Bolton, Administrative Coordinator
 

 

“Crossing Frontiers” has been made possible by generous donations from the following donors:

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Judaic Studies Program, Yale University
Department of French, Yale University

 
The conference has been organized in conjunction with the Association Benjamin Fondane (Paris) and the Lev Shestov Studies Society (University of Glasgow)
 

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
 

Coffee

10.30-11:00
 
 
Panel 1:  Philosophy and Poetry I
11.00-12.30
Room B 38-39
 
Chair: Alice Kaplan (Yale University)
 
Bruce Baugh (Thompson Rivers University), “Benjamin Fondane: From Poetry to a Philosophy of Becoming” Olivier Salazar-Ferrer (University of Glasgow), “Revolt and Finitude in the Representation of Odyssey”
Michel Carassou (Association Benjamin Fondane), “De Charlot à Isaac Laquedem. Figures de l’émigrant dans l’œuvre de Benjamin Fondane” [in French]
 
 

Lunch in New Haven

12.30-14.30
 
 
Panel 2: Philosophy and Poetry II
14.30-16.00
Room B 38-39
 
Chair: Maurice Samuels (Yale University)
 
Alexander Dickow (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), “Rhetorical Impurity in Benjamin Fondane’s Poetic and Philosophical Works”
 
Cosana Eram (University of the Pacific), “Consciousness in the Abyss: Benjamin Fondane and the Modern World”
 
Chantal Ringuet (Brandeis University), “A World Upside Down: Marc Chagall’s Yiddish Paradise According to Benjamin Fondane”
 
 

Keynote

16.15
 
Prof. Kevin Hart, “'Did Reason Ever Go Mad?': Shestov, Fondane, Husserl, and a Little Beyond." Introduced by Ramona Fotiade (University of Virginia)
 
 
 

Reception on the Beinecke Library Mezzanine

17.30
 
 
Dinner for Speakers
19.00
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
 
Screening of Short Film from the Fortunoff Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
9.30-10.15
Room B 38-39
 
Introduced by Stephen Naron, Director of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
 
 

Coffee break

10.15-10.45
 
 
Panel 3: Visual Arts
10.45-12.15
Room B 38-39
 
Chair: Julia Elsky (Loyola University Chicago)
 
Nadja Cohen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), “The Cinema as école d’intranquillité in Fondane’s Poetry and Thought”
 
Ramona Fotiade (University of Glasgow), “Benjamin Fondane’s Pictures of the Mind: Dada Cinema and
Existential Philosophy”
 
Eric Freedman (Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights Research, Cardozo School of Law), "Benjamin Fondane's Ghosts in Maule's Well"
 
 

Lunch in New Haven

12.15-14.15
 
 
Panel 4: Philosophy and Religion
14.15-15.45
Room B 38-39
 
Chair: Eliyahu Stern (Yale University)
 
Joseph Acquisto (University of Vermont), “Evil, Knowledge, and Ethics Between Philosophy and Theology in Fondane and Baudelaire”
 
Benjamin Guerin (Independent Scholar), “Crossing Religious Frontiers: B. Fondane’s Philosophical Discussions During the 1930s”
 
Joel Swanson (University of Chicago Divinity School), “Screaming as a Form of Prayer: Kabbalah in the Works of Benjamin Fondane”
 
 

Coffee break

15.45

Contact Information:
 
 
Joseph Acquisto jacquist@uvm.edu
Bruce Baugh Bbaugh@tru.ca
Michel Carassou michel-carassou@orange.fr
NadjaCohen nadja.cohen@gmail.com
Thomas Connolly thomas.c.connolly@yale.edu
Alexander Dickow alexdickow9@yahoo.com
Julia Elsky jelsky@luc.edu
Cosana Eram ceram@PACIFIC.EDU
Ramona Fotiade Ramona.Fotiade@glasgow.ac.uk
Eric Freedman ericfreedman25@gmail.com
Benjamin Guerin malecguerin@yahoo.fr
Kevin Hart   kjh9u@virginia.edu
Chantal Ringuetcringuet@brandeis.edu
Olivier Salazar-Ferrer Olivier.Salazar-Ferrer@glasgow.ac.uk
Joel Swanson joelhswanson@uchicago.edu
 

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CONFERENCE BENJAMIN FONDANE

University of Yale

Conference: “Crossing Frontiers: Existential Philosophy, Poetry, and Visual Arts in the Works of Benjamin Fondane”

19/20 APRIL 2018

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