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Society for the Humanities Annual Workshop: AUTHORITY

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:30am to 5:15pm

A. D. White House
29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Society for the Humanities Annual Workshop: AUTHORITY
Friday, October 5 

This year’s Authority workshop inverts the conventional conference format. Instead of coming with polished papers, participants will provide short, thesis-driven presentations (10-15 minutes) to generate discussion around significant questions, examples, problems (30 minutes). Consciously designed as a discussion-driven seminar format, the workshop will take place in the A.D. White House.

10:30 – noon: Panel 1

  • Daniel Elam, Society Fellow; Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong
    Gandhi's Lost Debates and the Disavowal of Authority

  • David Rojas, Society Fellow; Latin American Studies, Bucknell University
    Economic Authorship and Authoritarian Populism


1:00 – 3:30: Panel 2

  • Aaron Schuster, Society Fellow
    The Strange Case of Authority in Psychoanalysis

  • Joan Lubin, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in English, Cornell University
    Sexology, Science Fiction, and the Contested Authority of Expert Discourse


3:45 – 5:15: Panel 3

  • Andrew McKenzie-McHarg, Society Fellow; CRASSH, Cambridge University
    Can Authority Be Invisible? The Case of the Unknown Superiors in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Avigail Eisenberg, Society Fellow; Political Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia
    Relational Pluralism



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