E.g., 09/19/2014
E.g., 09/19/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Inanna: Sumeria's Erotic Goddess, and Solomon's Song

 1 – 3 pm

Inanna’s story may be the oldest on earth. In it, the goddess copes with a serpent-infested tree, tricks the god of wisdom, builds human civilization, delights in extravagant sexual joy, and descends to the underworld.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Heidegger Wars: Philosophy, Ideology, and Nazism

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Martin Heidegger’s widely admired existential philosophy has, in recent years, undergone a radical re-evaluation after the significant scholarly revelations of his deep commitment to Nazism. This seminar will grapple with some of the most important implications of Heidegger and Heideggerianism.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Unfinished Manuscripts, Unresolved War: Kafka, Hašek, and Prague in WWI

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Kafka, the inscrutable founding spirit of literary modernism, and Hašek, a satiric, cynic, and lapsed revolutionary, were born in the same city in the same year, spent most of their lives in Prague, wrote their world-famous books around the time of World War I, and died a year apart. What kind of an environment produced writers as dissimilar and alike as Hašek and Kafka?