a symposium hosted by n+1 and the NYIH




This symposium offers an unusual chance for in-depth conversation not just between special guests but with the audience as well. Since post-modernism can mean so many things to so many people, we'd ask you to take the time to familiarize yourself with the following excerpts from our special guests. This will not only allow us to save time on the day, but allow you to participate in the small-group discussions we're planning as part of the event. Of course you are welcome to come and absorb the atmosphere and listen without having read these at all, but we wanted to give you a choice!

From our featured participants:

Liane Carlson, excerpt from Contingency and the Limits of History [pdf]

Tom de Zengotita, excerpted writing [pdf]

Mark Greif, excerpt from The Age of the Crisis of Man [pdf]

Asad Haider, “The Consolations of Identity” [link] & “The Paradox of Enlightenment” [link]

Abby Kluchin, excerpt from “At The Limits of Feeling: Religion, Psychoanalysis, and the Affective Subject” [pdf] & “Fragile Readers: Textual Contagion in Kristeva and Duras” [pdf]

A refresher course in the basics:

Friedrich Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” [pdf]