Cavelleria Siracusa: Cavell at Le Moyne College


[Update 4/4: the events scheduled for April 14-18 have been changed — click here for updated information]

William Day (Philosophy, Le Moyne College) has written me with the very happy news that Le Moyne will play host to a series of events this year focused on the work of Stanley Cavell, culminating with a three-day visit by Cavell in mid-April. It looks like an absolutely splendid series of lectures and discussions, and I’m already planning on making the drive from Williamstown to attend Cavell’s two talks.

If you have any questions about the series, you can email Prof. Day by clicking here.

Here is the schedule of events:

Cavelleria Siracusa:
An intermittent series of events in 2009-10 on the work of Stanley Cavell
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York

All events will take place on the Le Moyne College campus (1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse) with the exception of Professor Cavell’s talk and film screening on 16 April 2010.

Thursday, 12 November 2009, 5:30 PM, Reilley Room
David LaRocca (Liberty Fund, Inc.), “Not Following Emerson”

Thursday, 28 January 2010, 5:30 PM, Reilley Room
William Day (Department of Philosophy, Le Moyne College), “Cavell and Redemptive Reading”

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 5:30 PM, Grewen Hall 137
Phillip Novak (Department of English, Le Moyne College), “On Cavell and Film”

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 5:30 PM, Reilley Room
Edward Mooney (Department of Religion, Syracuse University; Department of Philosophy, Le Moyne College), “Cavell: Passionate Utterance and the Dark Woods of a Life”

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 5:30 PM, Grewen Hall 137
Edward Witherspoon (Department of Philosophy, Colgate University), “Cavell on Skepticism and the Ordinary”

Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 7:00 PM, Grewen Auditorium
Stanley Cavell (Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Emeritus, Harvard University), “Excerpts from Memory: Conclusion”

Thursday and Friday, 15-16 April 2010
Professor Cavell will participate in discussions on particular aspects of his work (Shakespeare, Emerson, film) with students and faculty; times and locations TBA.

Friday, 16 April 2010, 7:00 PM, The Palace Theater, 2384 James Street, Syracuse
Stanley Cavell, “Reading O Brother, Where Art Thou?“; screening of O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

N.B.: The April 16th talk and film screening is part of a weekend mini film fest, “Thinking at the Movies: Coen, Coen, and Noir,” co-sponsored by the Syracuse International Film Festival.  The other events of the weekend mini film fest are:

Saturday, 17 April 2010, 7:00 PM, Grewen Auditorium
Gail Hamner (Department of Religion, Syracuse University), “Joel and Ethan Coen, The Man Who Wasn’t There“; screening of The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)

Sunday, 18 April 2010, 2:00 PM, Grewen Auditorium
Julie Grossman (Department of English and Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences; Le Moyne College), “Ready for Her Close-up: On Sunset Boulevard“; screening of Sunset Boulevard (1950)

All events, including the weekend mini film fest, are free and open to the public.

One thought on “Cavelleria Siracusa: Cavell at Le Moyne College

  1. Robert Pippin, the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought, Philosophy, and in the College at the University of Chicago, will give this year’s Page-Barbour Lectures at the University of Virginia in April. For more info go to:

    Fatalism in Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy

    Monday April 5th:Trapped by Oneself in Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past
    Tuesday April 6th: ‘A Deliberate, Intentional Fool’ in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai
    Wednesday April 7th: Sexual Agency in Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street

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