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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Eagleton Conference

I'll be popping into a conference dedicated to Terry Eagleton. While I'm always sceptical about anything dedicated to one person (my worry is that they could be too hagiographical) this could be interesting given that it is one of those genuinely inter-disciplinary events.

Here are some of the key bits from the overall programme and I will blog on what I see/hear tomorrow:

Opening Remarks by Dr David Alderson (English & American Studies, The University of Manchester)

Keynote Speech by Professor Seamus Deane

Plenary Session 1
Peter Osborne: 'Philosophy and the Spontaneous Philosophy of the Journalists.'

Caroline Rooney: 'On Clarity: The Perspicuity of Saint and Scholar.'

Stephen Regan: 'Poetry and History: Terry Eagleton on "Easter 1916".'

Chair: Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, The University of Manchester)


Plenary Session 2

Alex Callinicos: 'Materialism and Finitude: Eagleton's Marxism.'

Sibel Irzik: TBC

Drew Milne: 'The Drama of Ideology: Eagleton's Althusserian Moment.'

Chair: Hoda Elsadda (Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Manchester)


Keynote Speech by Professor Bruce Robbins: 'Gatekeeping.' Introduction by Howard Booth (English and American Studies, The University of Manchester)


Plenary Session 3

Ken Hirschkop: 'Theology, Language and Politics: A Portrait of the Theorist as a Young Man.'

Graham Ward: 'Catholic Marxism: A Tragi-Comedy in the Making.'

Carol Watts: TBC

Chair: Liam Harte (English and American Studies, The University of Manchester)


Interview with Professor Terry Eagleton

Panel of Interviewers:
David Alderson
Hoda Elsadda
Gavin Grindon
Jeffrey Williams


Concluding Remarks by Lisa Adkins (Cultural Theory Institute)

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