Conference Schedule _Program_ - The Society for Ricoeur Studies

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					                          SOCIETY FOR RICOEUR STUDIES CONFERENCE
                                      OCTOBER 22-23, 2011
                              HYATT REGENCY AT PENN LANDING
                              201 SOUTH COLUMBUS BOULEVARD
                                    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106


Saturday, October 22

8:00-8:30       Registration

8:30-10:00
Session I      Washington A
Panel: “Imagination, Poetics, and Memory in Paul Ricoeur”
        Moderator: David Utsler, University of North Texas

"The Infinite Openness of Inquiry: Gadamer and Ricoeur on Science, Poetry, and Understanding"
        Philip Day, University of North Texas

“Refiguring Nature: The Environmental Imagination in Discourse and in Action”
       Nathan Bell, University of North Texas

“Remembering, Recognizing, and Imagination: Hermeneutical and Phenomenological Accounts in Paul
Ricoeur and Edward Casey”
       David Utsler, University of North Texas

Session II     Washington B
Moderator: Farhang Erfani, American University

“Ricoeur and the Natural Sciences”
       Kenneth Reynhout, Princeton Theological Seminary

“Ricoeur‟s Philosophy of Science Reconsidered”
       Robert Piercey, Campion College at the University of Regina

“Ricoeur and the Human Sciences Now: Ethical Self-Constitution and Social Understanding”
       Patrick Gamez, University of Notre Dame

Session III   River View C
Moderator: Gonçalo Marcelo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Universidade de Coimbra – Portugal

“Virtue and Narrative Identity: From Aristotle to Ricoeur on Becoming Virtuous”
        Timothy Burns, University College Dublin

“Aristotle, Ricoeur, and the Unity of Truth”
        John Starkey, Oklahoma City University

“Solicitude in Friendship, Initiative and Responsibility for the „Fragile‟ Other”
         Ruby S. Suazo, University of San Carlos, Philippines
10:15-11:45
Session IV     Washington A
Moderator: John Starkey, Oklahoma City University

“Tonalities of Avowal: The Parting of Friends as Figure of Solicitude”
        Roger Savage, University of California, Los Angeles

“Improvised Music, Aesthetics, and Communities”
       Charles Sharp, California State University, Fullerton

“Paul Ricœur‟s Existential Phenomenology and the Origins of Recognition”
       Michael Sohn, Independent Scholar

Session V     Washington B
Moderator: Robert Piercey, Campion College at the University of Regina

“Being Interpreted: Paul Ricoeur‟s Critique of a Phenomenology of Manifestation”
        Donald L. Wallenfang, Walsh University

« Le temps et son rôle dans le processus d'interprétation de la philosophie de Ricoeur »
       André Avdeenkov, L'université d'État Lomonosov de Moscou, la Russie

“ „…within just institutions‟: phenomenology and imagination in Ricoeur‟s philosophy of justice”
      Jocelyn Dunphy-Blomfield, Monash University, Australia

Session VI (10:15-12:00)      River View C
New Scholar Panel
Moderator: George Taylor, University of Pittsburgh

“Extending Ricoeur‟s Philosophy of Imagining to Remembering”
      David Leichter

"Imagination and Ethical Subjectivity in Ricoeur‟s Oneself as Another and the Oppressed"
       Hee-Kyung Kim

“For Welfare or for Woe?: Imagination and the Magic Power of Absence”
       Donald Lee Wallenfang

"Manifestation: The Role of the Productive Imagination in Text-Based Theiophanies”
       Joél Z. Schmidt

Respondents: Patrick Bourgeois, Loyola University New Orleans
             Gregory Johnson, Pacific Lutheran University

11:45-1:00      Lunch

1:00-2:00       Business meeting (All are welcome.) Washington A & B

2:15-3:45
Session VII   Washington A
Moderator: Roger Savage, University of California-Los Angeles

“Paul Ricoeur and Hannah Arendt on Evil and Forgiveness”
       Morny Joy, University of Calgary
“Ricoeur and the Problem of the Exemplary Validity of Political Judgments”
      Gregory Hoskins, Villanova University

“Addressing Cultural Wounds: The Role of Active Forgetting”
       David Fisher, North Central College

Session VIII   Washington B
Moderator: Jocelyn Dunphy-Blomfield, Monash University, Australia

“Historical Consciousness and Mediation: Ricoeur and Hegel”
        Martin J. De Nys, George Mason University

“Memory and Historical Research”
     Friedrich von Petersdorff, Independent scholar

“Against Hermeneutics: The Turn in Ricoeur‟s Later Thought”
       Scott Davidson, Oklahoma City University

Session IX     River View C
Panel: “Understanding the Commonly Unarticulated: Myth, Ideology, and Common Sense”
Moderator: George Taylor, University of Pittsburgh

“Myth and Misuse: Zeroing in on the Proper Function of Mythos”
       Benjamin T. Craig, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

“Common Sense and Cosmopolis: Surpassing the Ideology/Utopia Dialectic”
     Jonathan Heaps, Boston University

“From Sensus Communis to Social Imaginary”
       John Thomas Brittingham, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

4:00-5:00     Keynote Address       Washington A & B
Moderator: Dan Stiver, Hardin-Simmons University

“The Dialectic of Excess and Reciprocity in Ricoeur‟s Late Philosophy of Religion”
       Mark Wallace, Swarthmore College


Sunday, October 23

8:30-10:00
Session X      Washington A
Moderator: Scott Davidson, Oklahoma City University

“Comme si– „As If‟ and the Surplus of Being in Ricoeur‟s Poetics”
     Timo Helenius, Boston College

“The All-inclusiveness of Meaning in Ricoeur”
      Mirela Oliva, University of St. Thomas

“Is Recognition a Right or a Gift? Some Reflections on Ricoeur‟s Idea of Mutual Recognition”
        Sebastián Kaufmann, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Session XI     Washington B
Moderator: Charles Sharp, California State University, Fullerton

“Narrative Embodiment: Paul Ricoeur and the Disabled Body”
        Elizabeth Purcell, Boston College

“Finding Jean Nabert in Oneself as Another: Paul Ricoeur‟s Hermeneutical Reclamation of the Reflexive
Self in the Phenomenon of Conscience”
         Michael A. Johnson, Concordia College

Session XII   River View C
Moderator: Morny Joy, University of Calgary

“Renewing the “Period of Effervescence”: Non-utopian Ideology Critique in Ricoeur”
      Dan R. Stiver, Hardin-Simmons University

“Making Sense of the Social: Hermeneutics and Social Philosophy”
      Gonçalo Marcelo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Universidade de Coimbra – Portugal

10:15-11:45
Session XIII   Washington A
Moderator: Gregory Hoskins, Villanova University

“Ricoeur on The Song Of Songs: Reformulations and Extensions of His Questions on Love-And-Justice”
       Cristina Bucur, Duquesne University

“Generous to a Fault: A Deep, Recapitulative Pattern of Thought within Ricoeur‟s Philosophical and
Theological Works”
       Joél Z. Schmidt, University of Notre Dame

“Faith, Doubt, and the Second Naivete: Paul Tillich and Paul Ricoeur in Times of War”
        Jim Sisson, Macon State College

Session XIV   Washington B
Moderator: Dan Stiver, Hardin-Simmons University

“Ambiguous Others: Ricoeur, Beauvoir, and Narrative Situations”
      Anna Mudde, Campion College at the University of Regina

“The Little Ethics and Experimental Ethics: Refiguring Ricoeur in Light of Social Psychology”
       L. Sebastian Purcell, SUNY Cortland

“Understanding Shame: Ricoeur‟s Philosophy as a Guide”
       Stephanie N. Riley, Boston University

				
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