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Programme of Events 2021-22

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Tue 12 Oct, '21
CRPLA Seminar: Marion Thain (KCL), 'Attention Studies and Close Reading'
Tue 26 Oct, '21
CRPLA Seminar: Michael Räber (UCLA/Zurich), ‘Democratic Visibility: The import of Cavell’s aesthetics of film to a political philosophy of visibility’
Tue 23 Nov, '21
CRPLA Seminar: James MacDowell (Warwick): 'YouTube Aesthetics and "YouTube Art"’ (on Zoom)
Tue 18 Jan, '22
CRPLA Seminar: Amy De'Ath (KCL), 'Hidden Abodes and Inner Bonds: Literary Study and Marxist-Feminism'
Tue 1 Feb, '22
CRPLA Seminar: Daniel Abrahams (Glasgow), 'Taming the culture war: A theory of why people fight over humour'
Tue 1 Mar, '22
CRPLA Seminar: Victoria Rimell (Warwick), 'Philosophers' stone: enduring Niobe' (Note change to hybrid event!)
Tue 15 Mar, '22
CRPLA Seminar: Lorenzo Serini (Warwick), "Friedrich Nietzsche: Cheerful Thinker and Writer. A Reflection on Cheerfulness and the Style(s) of Philosophy"
R0.14 (and on Teams)

The theme of cheerfulness in Nietzsche's philosophy has recently been at the centre of an important debate in the literature between Robert Pippin (2010) and Lanier Anderson and Rachel Cristy (2017). Engaging with these scholars, I will consider three major questions: (1) What is cheerfulness? (2) What is its value for philosophy? (3) Is Nietzsche a cheerful thinker and writer? If yes, in what sense? As insinuated by the title of this presentation, I propose that it is possible to argue that starting from his middle writings Nietzsche thinks and writes cheerfully in some of his works, including a number of significant ones.

In person and on Teams:

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Wed 20 Apr, '22
The Warwick Dinner Party
Faculty of Arts Building Atrium

This is a collective-creative project, taking place as part of the Warwick Resonate Campus Festival. The Dinner Party is a showcase for concrete presentation of ideas, questions, and speculation about food and meals, past, present and future. Contact for more information about how to participate.

Tue 24 May, '22
CRPLA Symposium: Celebrating Beistegui and Poellner
S0.20 / Teams
CRPLA will celebrate the Warwick careers of our long-time Philosophy colleagues, Professor Miguel Beistegui and Professor Peter Poellner, by enjoying talks from them, followed by discussion and a reception. There will be Teams access to the talks: Click here to join the meetingLink opens in a new window
Professor Beistegui will follow up on the CRPLA reading group that he led in Autumn 2020:
“On the Manifold Meaning of Crisis: Deviation, Exception, Contradiction, Extinction”
Professor Poellner will introduce us to his new bookLink opens in a new window from Oxford UP:
'Précis of Value in Modernity'