Corina M. Stan


Invited talks and keynote lectures

“Decadence, the ‘End of the West’, and the Refugee Crisis”. BU Workshop on Literature, Philosophy, and Aesthetics, Boston, 26-27 October 2018 (invited talk)

“Living Together as an Art of Distances: Barthes and His Contemporaries”. European Summer School in Cultural Studies & Norwegian National Ph.D. Researcher Training School, Bergen, 14-18 August 2017 (keynote lecture)

“A Travesty of Innocence: Pierrot Lunaire“. English Department, Duke University, 15 February 2016 (invited talk)

“The Lures of Polyphony: Socrates, Joyce, Schönberg”. Approaches towards the Global in European and Chinese Modernisms, Dahlem Humanities Center, Free University, Berlin, 9-10 July 2015 (invited lecture)

“The Art de Vivre Bourgeois as an Anachronism”. Comment vivre ensemble, French-Norwegian Program in Social Sciences and Humanities, Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, 15-16 June 2015 (keynote lecture)

How to Live with Others: A History of Interpersonal Distance“. Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL), Duke University, 10 February 2015 (invited talk)

Conference papers

“Attunement in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone“. ACLA, Georgetown University, 7-10 March 2019

“Novels in the Translation Zone: From Der falsche Inder to Ohrfeige (Abbas Khider)”. ACLA, Utrecht,7-9 July 2017

“Paper(s), walls, water: tropes of refugee literature.” Refugee Literature Workshop, GIS-MOMM Congress, Paris, 6 July 2017

“An Art of Distances: Barthes, Plessner, Zizek”. Uncommon Communities, MLA Convention, Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017

“A Travesty of Innocence”. MSA, Pasadena, 17-20 November 2016

“On Some Philosophical Problems in Contemporary Historical Fiction: The Seventeenth Century, Our Contemporary”. ICLA, Vienna, 21-26 July 2016

“Poetic Injustice: the Loss of Immunity in the Contemporary Novel”. Immunity and Modernity: Picturing Threat and Protection, Leuven, Belgium, 27-29 May 2015

“The Ship of Fools: Precarious Lives in 1660s/1980s Britain”. The Humble in 19th- to 21st-Century British Literature and Arts, Montpellier, 27-28 March 2015

“Rethinking the Moral Subject: Agnes Heller’s Ethics of Personality”. Annual conference of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW), Nijmegen, 7-8 November 2014

“A Passionate Misunderstanding: Ordinary Men in Paris, China”. Finite, Singular, Exposed: Who’s Afraid of the Modernist Individual?, Córdoba, Spain, 30-31 October 2014

“England (as if) through a Foreigner’s Eyes: George Orwell’s ‘Masquerade’ among the Poor of London”. State of Britain: Representing / Writing Britain in the 20th and 21st Centuries, Denis Diderot, Paris, 24-25 October 2014

“Gossip, the Deaf  Waiter and the Blind Tuner: the ‘Modality of the Audible’ as Communal Space in Joyce’s Ulysses”. Modernist Communities, Société d’Etudes Modernistes, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, 24-26 April 2014

“The Child at the Threshold: Benjamin’s Berlin Childhood Around 1900”. Benjamin’s Figures and the Crisis of the Humanities, Leiden University, 28-30 August 2013

“Inside the Whale: Orwell’s Paris, Miller’s China”. AILC, “Comparatisme et malentendu”/ “Comparativism and misunderstanding”, Paris, 18-24 July 2013

“The End of Western Culture: Canetti, Wat, Eliade”. Telos: The Legacy of the West, L’Aquila, Italy, 7-9 September 2012

“A Matter of Distances: Adorno and Barthes on How to Live with Others”, ACLA, Brown University,  29 March – 1 April 2012

“Authenticity and Its Discontents in Elias Canetti’s Autodafé and Crowds and Power”. ACLA, New Orleans, 1-4 March, 2010

“A Socialism of Distances: on the Virtues of Phronêsis, Délicatesse, and Love”. Young Scholars Workshop, PAL, Duke University, 19-20 February, 2009

“Outside and Beyond Moral Philosophy: Agnes Heller’s Ethics of Personality and the Good Reader as a Lucky Throw of the Dice”. ACLA, Harvard University, Cambridge, 26-28 March, 2009

“Limits of Empathy: the Other’s Shoes, the Other’s Skin, and the Skeptical Voice in Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations”. Sich in die Haut der anderen einfuehlen. Narrative Merkmale von Empathie – Empathie als Voraussetzung von Narration, International Center for Research in the Humanities (IFK), Vienna, 2-4 July, 2008 (closed seminar)

“The Body as a Measure of Truth: Orwell, Morand, and the Poor of London”. British Bodies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 4-5 April, 2008

“Standing Apart: Unsocial Sociability and Other ‘Distances’ in the Poetry of Philip Larkin”. Larkin’s Elsewheres, Third Hull International Conference on the Work of Philip Larkin, UK, 29 June – 1 July, 2007

“Digging Up Utopia: Necessary Revolutions in 1640s/1960s Britain”. 13th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature: New Worlds, Lost Worlds: Discovery, Change, and Loss in Literature, McGill University, Montreal, 10-11 March, 2007

“The Man Who Collected Stones: the Disposable Everyday and Other Social Disorders”. Un/Common Experience: The Dross and the Glory of Everyday Life, New York University, 16-17 February, 2007

“Metamorphic Representations of History. The ‘Forgotten’ Revolution”. Transformations and Mutations, Annual Conference of the Duke Graduate Program in Romance Studies, 28-30 January, 2005

“Grafting the Self: Subversive Intertextual Alliances in Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing the Cherry”. Constructing Images of the Self, Annual Conference of the Duke Graduate Program in Romance Studies, 20-22 February, 2004

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