180057 SE Philosophy, art, holocaust (2021S)
- Registration is open from Fr 12.02.2021 09:00 to We 17.02.2021 10:00
- Registration is open from We 24.02.2021 09:00 to Mo 01.03.2021 10:00
- Deregistration possible until We 31.03.2021 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
The focus of this seminar (to be held in English) is on the ways in which philosophy and the arts have addressed and have attempted to work through the Holocaust. Texts by thinkers such as Theodor W. Adorno, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jacques Derrida, Georges Didi-Huberman, and Jacques Ranciere are interrogated in form of close readings. Furthermore, poets and artists such as Paul Celan, Arnold Schönberg, Anselm Kiefer, and Christian Boltanksi constitute important reference points for the texts to be discussed.
Thursday, March 25th: 15:00 pm – 16:30 pm (Preliminary Meeting)
Monday, May 17th: 15:00 pm – 18:15 pm
Tuesday, May 18th: 15:00 pm – 18:15 pm
Thursday, May 20th: 15:00 pm – 18:15 pm
Monday, June 7th: 15:00 pm – 18:15 pm
Tuesday, June 8th: 15:00 pm – 18:15 pm
Monday, June 21st: 15:00 pm – 18:15 pm
Tuesday, June 22nd: 15:00 pm – 18:15 pm
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
To receive a grade for the seminar, two options are available:
The first option is a presentation - the length of the presentation is supposed to be 30 minutes; the presentation must be fully elaborated and submitted in written form and as email attachment to the course instructor the day before the presentation. The written form of the presentation must include a bibliographical apparatus. The written text of the presentation has to be 10 pages (1 ½ spaces) long; also, presenters have to provide a 1-page hand-out for all the seminar participants the day before their presentation; this hand-out is to be sent to the course instructor one day before the presentation, and the course instructor will put the hand-out on Moodle). The presentation and the hand-out must be sent in due time. The presentations should be chosen during the preliminary meeting (Vorbesprechung), although participants interested in giving a presentation on the texts/topics listed can contact the instructor before the preliminary meeting.
The second option is a paper - the length of the paper must be at least 15 pages (1 ½ spaces). The paper must include a bibliographical apparatus. The citation style can be chosen by the author of the paper, but it must be consistent. The topic of the paper should be determined in consultation with the instructor.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
May 17th, Adorno: Meditations on Metaphysics (from Negative Dialectics); Lacoue-Labarthe: Heidegger, Art Politics (select chapters).
May 18th, Adorno: Commitment; Parataxis (from Notes to Literature); Lacoue-Labarthe: If faut (from Heidegger and the Politics of Poetry).
May 20th, Adorno: Sacred Fragment: Schönberg’s Moses and Aron (from Quasi Una Fantasia); Lacoue-Labarthe: Adorno (from Musica Ficta).
June 7th, Derrida: Shibboleth; Poetics and Politics of Witnessing (from Sovereignties in Question).
June 8th, Lacoue-Labarthe: Catastrophe (from The Experience of Poetry); select works by Anselm Kiefer.
June 21st, Didi-Huberman: Images in Spite of It All; Ranciere: Are Some Things Unrepresentable (from The Future of the Image).
June 22nd, Ranciere, The Ethical Turn of Aesthetics and Politcs (from Dissensus); select works by Christian Boltanski.
Adorno, Theodor W.: Notes to Literature.
Adorno, Theodor W.: Quasi Una Fantasia.
Derrida, Jacques: Sovereignties in Question.
Didi-Huberman, Georges: In Spite of It All.
Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe: Heidegger, Art, Politics.
Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe: The Experience of Poetry.
Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe: Heidegger and the Politics of Poetry.
Ranciere, Jacques: The Future of the Image.
Ranciere, Jacques: Dissensus.