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51. The American Transcendentalists as Continental Philosophers

Thursday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 308, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Roger Bellin, Tulane Univ.

1. "Magical Life: Thoreau and Benjamin on Nature in Mourning," Branka Arsic, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York

2. "Emerson, Blanchot, and the Wildness of Friendship," Eduardo Lujan Cadava, Princeton Univ.

3. "Negative Dialectics: The Transcendentalists, Adorno, and Utopian Philosophy," Clemens Spahr, Univ. of Mainz

4. "Pestalozzi, Alcott, Rancière: Pedagogy and Emancipation," Roger Bellin


  • General Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Comparative Literature – Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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