with support from New School University?s Humanities Dept. presents
NIETZSCHE & LITERATURE
AN INTIMATE CONFERENCE EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN NIETZSCHE?S PHILOSOPHY & LITERATURE
From theorists such as Walter Benjamin, Maurice Blanchot and Jacques Derrida, to poets, dramatists, and novelists ranging from Rilke, Eugene O?Neill, and Milan Kundera to countless others, the scope of the affect of Nietzsche?s aesthetic vision is not only enormous, but exceptionally diverse and variegated. David Kilpatrick (Mercy College and theater critic for The Brooklyn Rail), Christa Davis Acampora (Hunter College and editor of The Nietzschean Bestiary and the forthcoming Nietzsche?s On the Genealogy of Morals), and Duncan Large (Swansea, Wales and author of Nietzsche & Proust) will explore some of the dimensions of this influence, which continues to resound today; the discussion will be moderated by Nicholas Birns of New School University and Eugene Lang. Mr. Birns is the author of Understanding Anthony Powell and was the editor of Powys Notes (a journal concerned with the work of novelist and essayist John Cowper Powys, who was also influenced by Nietzsche). The topics include:
David Kilpatrick: "Literature and the Limit-Experience"
Christa Davis Acampora: "Fictional Freedom: Life and Literature After Nehamas"
Duncan Large: "Nietzsche and Literary Criticism"
FRIDAY, APRIL 28th from 6 PM to 10 PM
66 W 12th St, Rm. 501 (near 6th Ave)
?TRUTH IS UGLY. WE POSSESS ART LEST WE PERISH OF THE TRUTH.?
Official Website: http://www.nietzschecircle.com
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