The Hegel Society of America


OCTOBER 26TH - 28TH, 2018


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Unless otherwise specified, all events will take place in McGuinn Hall, 521. There is a registration fee of $25 ($10 for students). Tickets for the banquet on Friday night are available for $40 per person. To register, go to

FRIDAY, October 26th
12:00 pmRegistration
1:15 pmOpening Remarks
Mark Alznauer (Northwestern University)
Paul Wilford (Boston College)
1:30 pmEric v. d. Luft (Gegensatz Press)
"Two Early Interpretations of Hegel's Theory of Greek Tragedy: Hinrichs and Goethe"
     Chair: Klaus Vieweg (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
2:30 pmDouglas Finn (Boston College)
"The Beauty of Fate and its Reconciliation: Hegel's Der Geist des Christentums und sein Schicksal and Goethe's Iphigenie auf Tauris"
     Chair: Andrew Werner (Amherst College)
3:30 pmCoffee Break
4:00 pmWes Furlotte (Dominican University College/University of Ottawa)
"The Problematic Ambiguity of 'Tragedy of the Ethical' and The Eumenides"
     Chair: Eliza Little (University of Chicago)
5:00 pmAnton Barba-Kay (Catholic University of America)
"The Tragedy of Sex (for Hegel)"
     Chair: Sebastian Rand (Georgia State University)
6:45 pmBanquet at the Barcelona Wine Bar (1700 Beacon Street, Brookline).
SATURDAY, October 27th
8:30 amCoffee and Registration
9:00 amRachel Falkenstern (St. Francis College)
"Freedom and Fixity in Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes"
     Chair: Kenneth Lambert (Washington and Lee University)
10:00 amJeffrey Church (University of Houston)
"The Comedy of Public Opinion in Hegel"
     Chair: Lydia Moland (Colby College)
11:00 amCoffee Break
11:30 amPresidential Address
Allegra de Laurentiis (SUNY Stonybrook)
"Substantial Ends and Choices Without a Will in Hegel's Elucidation of the Essence of Tragedy"
     Chair: Mark Alznauer (Northwestern University)
12:30-2:20 pmLunch
Lunch meeting of the HSA Executive Council in McGuinn 226A.
2:30 pmPaul Wilford (Boston College)
"From Comedy to Christianity: The Nihilism of Aristophanic Laughter"
     Chair: Andrew Davis (Belmont University)
3:30 pmPeter Wake (St. Edward's University)
"Taking the Ladder Down: Hegel on Comedy and Religious Experience"
     Chair: Jere Surber (The University of Denver)
4:30 pmCoffee Break
5:00 pmMartin Donougho (University of South Carolina)
"Hegel and 'the other comedy'"
     Chair: Olga Johnson (SUNY Stonybrook)
6:15 pmHSA Business Meeting (all are welcome)
7:30 pmReception in Faculty Dining Room in McElroy Commons (all are welcome)
SUNDAY, October 28th
8:30 amCoffee Break
9:00 amJason Yonover (Johns Hopkins University)
"Hegel and the Right to Have Done Wrong: Tragedy and the World-Historical Individual"
     Chair: Lydia Winn (Boston College)
10:00 amFiacha Heneghan (Vanderbilt University)
"Hegel's Tragic Conception of World History"
     Chair: Eric Michael Dale (Emerson College)
11:00 amCoffee Break
11:30 amC. Allen Speight (Boston University)
"Philosophy, Comedy, and History: Hegel's Aristophanic Modernity"
     Chair: Andrew Buchwalter (University of North Florida)
12:30 pmAdjournment

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