Superdeep #5: Un prophète (Audiard 2009) | Conversation with Moritz Hauthaler | Tue, Dec 7, 6:30pm, IB 1008

Join us for our next Superdeep workshop session this Tue, Dec 7, 6:30pm: continuing to explore themes from Superdeep #4 (“Dreams in Philosophy & in Film”, with Weifan Mo) we are going to have a streaming of Jacques Audiard’s acclaimed Un prophète (2009). Following the streaming we will have a brief conversation about the film with Moritz Hauthaler (independent filmmaker, theater director, curator based in Berlin & Salzburg; artistic production manager at Salzburg Festival).

The in-person screening will begin at 6:30pm in IB Auditorium (IB 1008); due to current Covid-19 campus regulations attendance will be limited to 20 participants max. The following conversation with Moritz Hauthaler will be held via Zoom (ID 69 79 89 79 69).

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or film) is required.

And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

Superdeep #4: “Dreams in Philosophy & in Film” (Weifan Mo) | Thu, Nov 25, 6:30pm

Thu, Nov 25, 2021, 6:30pm CST; screening 8:10pm CST

IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Join us for our next session with DKU’s Superdeep workshop for philosophically-minded or -interested students & projects. Weifan (Michelle) Mo (’23, Ethics & Leadership (Philosophy)) is going to share with us her current work on “Dreams in Philosophy & in Film“.
Following our discussion we will screen Ingmar Bergman‘s 1957 Wild Strawberries (starting at 8:10pm in IB Auditorium, IB 1008), parts of which inform Michelle’s work.

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or film) is required.

And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

 

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Superdeep #3: “Tongqi Marriage & Epistemic Injustice (Yao Jingying) | Tue, Nov 16, 7pm

Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 7pm CST

IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Join us for our third session with DKU’s Superdeep workshop for philosophically-minded or -interested students & projects. This time Yao Jingying (Cecilia) (’22, Ethics & Leadership (Philosophy)) is going to share with us her work on “Tongqi Marriage & Epistemic Injustice“.
Everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy is required.

Snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

 

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Fat Liberation: Power in the Face of Anti-Fat Bias

Friday, November 19th, 2021*, 9:00 PM CST

Zoom: 336 052 6609 | passcode: aiyo

https://duke.zoom.us/j/3360526609?pwd=b0lDUmp2OU5RSEROTWdEUzZLbzVXdz09

Did you know that an estimated 90% of women and 50% of men are dissatisfied with their bodies? That two of three girls under the age of 13 are already on a diet or considering going on one? That being labelled as fat is for most teenagers, a fear that outranks fears of homelessness, terrorism or death? 

Why are we so unhappy with our bodies? What makes us so fearful of being seen as fat, and so antagonistic towards fat bodies? And is there anything we can do about these fears? 

Join us this November 19 as we investigate and discuss contemporary and historical issues around fatphobia, and what we can do to dismantle our fear and bias against larger bodies. See you there!

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been rescheduled for January 21, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Superdeep #2: “Causal Foundations of Knowledge” (Yutong Lu) | Thu, Nov 4, 6:30pm

Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 6:30pm CST

IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

The DKU community is invited to join the second meeting of the Superdeep workshop, DKU’s work-in-progress workshop for philosophically-minded or -interested students and student projects. No prior knowledge of philosophy is required; all students, from all divisions and at all stages of their studies, are invited to join and participate in the workshop.

Our second meeting will be our first student-led meeting: Yutong (Doris) Lu (’22, Ethics & Leadership (Philosophy)) will give a brief presentation on her current work on “Causal Foundations of Knowledge”, followed by Q&A.

Snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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The Historicity of Crisis: Contingency and Continuity in Twentieth-Century Intellectual Histories

October 30-October 31, 2021

8-11pm CST/8-11am EST/2-5pm (UTC+2)

Zoom: 912 3984 7450

In this workshop, we invite scholars from the field of intellectual history to engage a global conversation on how historians in various areas in the world have narrated the crises in the twentieth century through the perspectives of both continuity and contingency. To borrow the concept “regime of historicity” from François Hartog, we, as globally concerned historians, attempt to examine the tensions between their “space of experience” and their “horizon of expectation” embedded in the writing about the collective fear in both Eastern and Western contexts. We do so through spatial, temporal, and identarian dimensions.

In specific, we are interested in making sense of how individual writers connect their local experience of fear and anxiety to the general, global conditions of crisis of the twentieth century, and vice-versa. To what extent is crisis individual, local, and/or global? Continue reading “The Historicity of Crisis: Contingency and Continuity in Twentieth-Century Intellectual Histories”

WGDI Presents “Body Liberation & Feminism: A Series”

The Women’s, Gender, and Diversity Initiative (WGDI), in collaboration with the Humanities Research Center, is proud to present the first seminar in our pilot event series: Body Liberation and Feminism: A Series. The WGDI is an informal collective of DKU students and faculty who are working together to initiate conversations rooted in contemporary questions of power and inequality and how they connect to intersectional themes like race, gender, and sexuality.

In this series, we hope to engage students in dialogue surrounding the body by organizing a series of academic seminars that focus on the experiences of underrepresented groups in society. The body, apart from its physical experience, is also home to ideas of self and belonging. Discourse on the body transcends appearances as gender, sexuality, race, disability, and other axes of diversity continue to inform and frame the conversation. This includes dialogue on fatness and the fat experience; the beauty construct—especially for women, the experiences of neurodivergent people, the disabled community, and how this diversity is represented in queer spaces. Connecting these distinct topics are notions of beauty, femininity and masculinity, social acceptance, and the systemic and institutional erasure of these communities in broader society. We hope that through engaging with these complex themes and ideas, we can push forth the concept of body liberation by taking an intersectional, feminist approach.

For more information, please contact Honey at huang.bihui@dukekushan.edu.cn

Superdeep #1: “Reactive Luck” (Nathan Hauthaler) | Wed, Oct 13, 6:30pm

Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 6:30pm CST

IB 2026 | Zoom 6979897969

All DKU students are invited to attend the first meeting of the Superdeep workshop, DKU’s work-in-progress workshop for philosophically-minded or -interested students and student projects. No prior knowledge of philosophy is required; all students, from all divisions and at all stages of their studies, are invited to join and participate in the seminar.

In our first meeting we will discuss the seminar format, lineup, and ways for students to get involved. Subsequently Nathan Hauthaler (Lecturer in Philosophy) will give a brief sample presentation on his current work on “Reactive Luck”, followed by Q&A with students.

Snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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Superdeep

The Humanities Research Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Superdeep workshop, led by Professor Nathan Hauthaler.

Superdeep is a work-in-progress workshop for DKU’s philosophical community (broadly construed). The workshop meets regularly to allow participants to present, workshop, and refine their philosophical projects (essays, presentations, signature work, etc.). Brief presentations are followed by general Q&A; snacks and refreshments are served. Superdeep thus figures both as a forum for focused intellectual engagement and a space for students to socialize and share their thoughts and interests. Everyone is welcome to attend. Continue reading “Superdeep”

The Thursday Night Tea Research Group | INTIMACY with Camila Gonzatto

February 25, 7-8:15pm CST

IB 1010 / Zoom 298 656 1787

In the spirit of intimacy, the award-winning filmmaker and writer will share with us the first short film (12min) she ever made and then talk about the experience and what she has learned since. She will then give the audience a task which will combine intimacy with filmmaking, so bring your cellphones with you!

Light food and drinks provided.

Camila Gonzatto is a filmmaker, writer, and designer. She obtained her PhD in literary theory and creative writing at PUCRS (Brazil), with a 3-semester exchange at Freie Universität Berlin. She is the co-editor of books on Literature, Psychoanalysis, and Creative Writing. She has been working with content creation for film, TV, websites, magazines, and museums for more than 15 years.