Robert Harvey

 Invited Lectures, Conference Papers & Commentaries


Future—


"Poetry in Documentary, the Poetics of Space, Ethics." "Thinking Space in Film & Literature." Maison française, New York University, 7-9 March 2019.




Past —
"Raison de la déraison." Colloque Marguerite Duras "Critique de la raison". International Christian University, Tokyo, 23-24 November 2018.

"From Hopelessness to Hope: Spaces for Ethics." University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, Tokyo, 20 November 2018.

"Marguerite Duras telle qu'en elle-même de Dominique Auvray: un commentaire." Institut français, Tokyo, 18 November 2018.

"Splendeur et misère de l'espoir." Rikkyo University, Tokyo, 15 November 2018.

"Comparaison interculturelle U.S.–France, ou Pourquoi dit-on 'French Theory' en français au lieu de 'théorie française'?" Aichi University, Nagoya, Japan, 12 November 2018.

"What Is a Space for Ethics?" round table discussion with Denis Hollier, Edward S. Casey & Jeanne Etelain. Maison française, New York University, 20 September 2018.

Lyotard legacy
"Get My Drift? – The Legacy of Jean-François Lyotard" with Kiff Bamford (Leeds Beckett University), Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 19 April 2018.

"Du bon usage des 'espaces autres'." Congrès de la société de langue et littérature françaises. Rikkyo University, Tokyo, 15 July 2017.

"Actualité de la mauvaise foi" Congrès de l'Association japonaise d'études sartriennes. Rikkyo University, Tokyo, 8 July 2017.

From Cleft to Cleave.” Responsabilità narrative: Dagli Anni di Piombo alla Giustizia Riparativa. LIDU (Lega Italiana per i Diritti dell'Uomo), Rome, 10 June 2017.

"Empathy's Wellspring." Cultural Analysis & Theory Faculty/Student Colloquium Series, Stony Brook, 19 April 2017.

"Reason Enjoined." Introduction of and discussion with Gabriela Basterra, author of The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas. Stony Brook University, 5 April 2016.

"Terrains d'entente: éthique et intraduisibilité" (séminaire), Keio University, Tokyo, 7 March 2016.

"Crime et sublime: l'après-guerre, la politique et Marguerite Duras" (keynote), Rikkyo University, Tokyo, 5 March 2016.

"Legibility: Dante's Lesson to Beckett." Dante's Worlds: Echos, Places, Questions, Stony Brook University, 2 December 2015.

"Réponse à Pierre-Antoine Chardel." Séminaire d'Éric Guichard. École Normale Supérieure, rue d'Ulm, 5 June 2015.

"Les yeux dans les yeux: Deguy et Baudelaire." The 20th-21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 26-28 February 2015.

"La dialectique négative contre le négationnisme: Lyotard se réconcilie avec Adorno." — "Non!" New York University – Paris, 13-14 November 2014.

"Partage du passage" — "Marguerite Duras. Passages, croisements, rencontres." Cerisy-la-Salle, France, 16-23 August 2014.

"Response to Lorenzo Simpson, Eduardo Mendieta, and Don Ihde." Sound and Affect: Voice Music, World Conference. Department of Music, Stony Brook, 18-19 April 2014.

"Crime’s Expansiveness: Notes on Duras Between Journalism & Fiction." Cultural Analysis & Theory Faculty/Student Colloquium Series, Stony Brook, 16 April 2014.

"Le crime dans l’œuvre de Marguerite Duras." Bibliothèque des Littératures Policières (BiLiPo), Paris, 12 avril 2014. Avec Catherine Gottesman et Denis Salas.

"Marguerite Duras et le journalisme." Médiathèque Marguerite Duras, Paris, 10 avril 2014. Table ronde organisé par Alain Vircondelet. Avec Raphaël Sorin, Jean-Claude Lamy, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, Robert Harvey, Olympia Alberti, Claire Deluca, Chantal Chawaf.

"Devaluation to Exchange and Transvaluation" — a session at "Money/L'Argent" – The 20th-21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium; New York University, CUNY Graduate Center & Columbia University, 6-8 March 2014, with Elizabeth Schmermund, Divya Menon & Dylan Godwin.

"On Discourse figure by Jean-François Lyotard." Seminar of Edward S. Casey. Stony Brook—Manhattan, 5 November 2013.

"Partage informe. Foucault's Transgression," "Impatiences du concept / Impatient Concepts" — Colloquium on Philosophy & Literature, Department of French Studies, Brown University, 5-6 April 2013.

"Lessons in Lessening." Samuel Beckett Society, 128th Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, 3-6 January 2013.

"Du peut-être au doit être." Jacques Derrida et le sensible, Journée d'étude, Université Catholique de Lille, 8 June 2012.

"Definitive Critical Editions: A Primer." Cultural Analysis & Theory Faculty/Student Colloquium Series, Stony Brook, 30 November 2011.

"Vicariousness." Seminar on Witnessness, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin, 5 January 2011.

"Hiroshima, ou l'amour de l'ennemi". Université de Caen et Institut Mémoires de l'Édition Contemporaine, Abbaye d'Ardenne, 18-19 November 2010.

"The Trees of Long Island: Genet and the East Coast Panthers." "Jean Genet in the U.S." Symposium, Maison française, New York University, 11-12 November 2010.

"Witnessness and Vicariousness: the Ethics of Speaking for Another." "Testimony and Survival" International Conference. International Red Cross Museum, Geneva, Switzerland, 28 April-1 May 2010.

"Hiroshima mon amour as Anamnesis." Colloquium "Les Écrivains-cinéastes". New York University, 23 April 2010.

"Constitutionality and Its Discontents: USA PATRIOT Act under Obama." CEMAT – Centre d'Études Maghrébines à Tunis, 7 December 2009.

"Barack Obama – Humanisme, pouvoir et visibilité." Collège International de Tunis. 5 December 2009. (presse)

"Le Chantier du désir. Une économie du sublime." Colloque "Etrangers et étrangeté dans l'écriture de Marguerite Duras." Centre d’Études et de Recherches Economiques et Sociales de Tunis, 3-5 December 2009.

"Imagining Dissent." Biannual Symposium of the Milan-Montpellier Group, "Conspiracy and Consent in History and Culture." Montpellier, 24-26 June 2009.
 
"Quel sens donner à l'élection de Barack Obama?" (roundtable). La question du travail et l'intégration des communautés noires, Collège François-Xavier-Garneau, Québec, Canada, 23-27 février 2009.

"Ethnic Cleansing in the Big Easy." Race, Class, History, Citizenship, Cosmopolitanism: A Conversation with Étienne Balibar. Tulane University, New Orleans, 12-13 February 2009.

"Why Beckett Never Gave Up on English, Despite (His) French." Maison française, New York University, 4 December 2008.

"Un livre terrible en temps de terreur". Colloque "Penser le Sublime au XXIème siècle". Maison Suger – Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 15-16 September 2008.

"Des limbes au purgatoire. La réception du Miroir aux États-Unis". Colloque "Le Miroir des Limbes d'André Malraux et la modernité littéraire". Université de Paris-IV, Sorbonne, 25-26 June 2008.

"Regard sur une société terrorisée. Le cas du USA Patriot Act". Séminaire "Sécurité, territoire, mondialisation. Interroger l’acceptabilité des technologies de contrôle". NYU in Paris, 20 December 2007.

"Regards croisés sur le monde de l'Université et de la recherche". Table ronde à l'occasion du Colloque "Modernité Transatlantique: En quoi sommes-nous les héritiers de La Fayette?" Sénat de la République française, 14 December 2007.

"Safety's Sanity". "Speaking Safety & Security" Symposium, Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University, 12-13 October 2007.

"Communauté et limites de la traduction". Colloque "Europe des cultures et culture européenne : communauté et diversité". Université Européenne d'été, Université Denis Diderot, Paris 7; Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (17-21 September 2007), Paris, France, 21 September.

EHESS école doctorale
                    d'été "De l'exception à la règle. Le Cas de USA PATRIOT Act". EHESS École doctorale d'été ("Identifier les individus: logiques technologiques, logiques sociales" 10-14 septembre 2007), Saint-Rafaël, France, 14 September 2007.

"Safety Under USA PATRIOT Act". Colloque "Terror and Its Representations in the United States: From the Revolution to the USA Patriot Act" (20-22 juin 2007). Université Paul Valéry—Montpellier III, France, 22 June 2007.

"Sans faille. La fonction du 'on' chez Beckett tardif," Colloque "Les Langues de Samuel Beckett", Institut Français, Madrid, 7 March 2007.

"Demeure et désir chez Duras," Colloque "L'Amour et ses contraires," IMEC, L'Abbaye d'Ardenne, Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, 13 January 2007.

"Beckett's 'nohow on'—onset or dead end?" Comparative Literature Faculty/Student Colloquium Series, Stony Brook, 29 November 2006.

"Discussion autour de De l'exception à la règle," CitéPhilo, FNAC Lille, 18 November 2006.

"Dimness and Desire in Duras," Duras' India Song Project, University of Vermont, 6-7 November 2006.

"Introducing Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou," Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, New York, 4 October 2006.

"L'Exception: USA PATRIOT Act," Situating French/Situer le français, The 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, 30 March-1 April 2006.

"Introducing Claire Denis' L'Intrus," Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, New York, 22 February 2006.

"Dimness" as part of Two on Beckett, Humanities Institute, Stony Brook, 2 February 2006.

"Niemand ... für ... Never a witness for the witness," Panel discussion: "Jacques Derrida on Religion and Literature" (with Henry Sussman, Haun Saussy and Christopher GoGwilt), Labyrinth Bookstore, 28 November 2005.

"Introducing Marguerite Duras's India Song," Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, New York, 9 November 2005.

"The Cusp," Keynote Address, Translating Poetry, 2nd Symposium on Translation, Stony Brook University, 29 October 2005.

"From 'The Image Family' to the Family as Image," Situating/Situation de Sartre Conference, Maison française, New York University, 30 September 2005.

"Lyotard and an 'Awful' Book by Kant," Keynote Lecture, Lyotard-Kant Conference, Dominican College (Ottawa), November 2004; 4th Russian Congress of Philosophy, Moscow State (Lomonosov) University, May 2005.

"Rêveries d'un promeneur solidaire: Diderot et le 'Salon de 1767'," Strange Art/Art of the Strange Conference, Moscow State (Lomonosov) University, October 2004.

"Imagination and Its Vicissitudes," 3-session Seminar with graduate students in philosophy, Moscow State (Lomonosov) University, October 2004.

"Esprit-témoin chez Samuel Beckett," Lecture in Seminar of Prof. Marc Dambre, Université de Paris III (Sorbonne), April 2004.

"Liberté d'expression en Algérie: Hypothèse pour une 'nouvelle' langue politique," Diversity and Difference in France and the Francophone World, 20th and 21st Centuries French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Florida State University, April 2004.

"'Touching Bottom' and Becoming Witness," University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 2004.

"Beckett's Wit," Comparative Literature Faculty/Student Colloquium Series, March 2004.

Commentary on "Fraternité" by François Noudelmann at "Liberté – Egalité – Fraternité", Forum International de l'Essai sur l'Art, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, May 2002. [with Dominique Schnapper, François Noudelmann et Miguel Benasayag]

"Risquer une transmission: le Collège International de Philosophie à l'âge adulte," Politique et filiation, IV: La Transmission, Collège International de Philosophie and Bibliothèque de France, Paris, April 2002.

"Sartre and Laios," response to Dennis Gilbert, Jean-Pierre Boulé, and Maria R. Muresan at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the North American Sartre Society, Loyola University, New Orleans, March 2002.

"Stylus and Stylet: Malraux between Art and Politics," Malraux Centenary Conference: "Metamorphoses," Harvard University, Cambridge, December 2001.

"The Milkman Always Rings Twice," Politics and Filiation, II Conference, Humanities Institute, SUNY Stony Brook, April 2001.

"Dirty Looks: Vitreous Humor in Duchamp and Beckett," Faculty Colloquium Series, Humanities Institute, SUNY Stony Brook, February 2001.

"Anti-Œdipe, l'affiliation généralisée?" Colloque Politique et filiation I, Collège International de philosophie, Paris, October 2000.

"Radical Publishing: Radicle or Rootstock?" Debate on the Future of Radical Publishing with Jane Hindle and Colin Robinson of Verso Press, "Seeds of Liberation: Sowing Radical Ideas in Conservative Times"—A Conference in Honor of Michael Sprinker, Stony Brook, 5-7 October 2000.

"André Malraux: Hors du temps." Alliance française, Greenwich, Connecticut, November 1999.

"Passages: Style and Witness." Jean-François Lyotard Memorial Symposium, Humanities Institute, Stony Brook, April 1999; French Department, University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), January 2000.

"Passages." Colloque Jean-François Lyotard, Collège International de Philosophie, Paris, March 1999.

"Riz/rire rizière/risible: Poétique et politique du rire chez Duras." Marguerite Duras Association of the United Kingdom International Colloquium, University of London, February 1999.

"You Apostrophize Me: Duchamp Between Language and Painting." International Association for Philosophy and Literature, University of California at Irvine, May 1998.

"Tu m'apostrophes: Duchamp et l'art à l'infinitif." Suite / Série / Séquence Colloquium, Université de Poitiers, March 1998.

"Laughing in the Face of AIDS." Crossroads in Cultural Studies: An International Conference, Tampere, Finland, July 1996.

"Œillades: humeur et humour chez Beckett et Duchamp" [seminar]. Collège International de Philosophie, Paris, June 1996.

"Pour une poléthique de la transtextualité." Conseil International d'Études Francophones, Congrès Mondial de Toulouse, June 1996.

"Sartre, Boudjedra et leur(s) FI(L)S de la haine." MLA Convention, Chicago, December 1995 [originally to have been delivered at "Père-paternité/Paternity-Fatherhood" Colloquium, French Institute, London, May 1995].

"Du sidéral." Colloque International sur l'Œuvre de Michel Deguy, École Normale Supérieure, Fontenay-aux-Roses, June 1995.

"A Talpine Subjective Topology." International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Villanova University, May 1995.

"The Representation of Unpresentable Presentations, or, Will Pomo Novels Penned in French Have Been Newly Historicized?" 12th International Colloquium on Twentieth-Century French Studies, Stanford University, March 1995.

"Topographie taupologique: Lecture deleuzienne de Boudjedra." MLA Convention, San Diego, December 1994.

"The AIDS Body: A User's Guide." Poetry Center "Thursdays at Noon," SUNY Stony Brook, April 1994.

"La Vie d'H.G.: Mode d'emploi." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 1994.

"Francophonie: Neo-Colonialism or Linguistic Defence?" Keller International College, SUNY Stony Brook, April 1994.

"European Integration: French Concerns." Keller International College, SUNY Stony Brook, October 1993.

"La Communauté par le rire." Marguerite Duras Colloquium, Cerisy-la-Salle, July 1993.

"The Crying and the Laughing." Poetry Center "Thursdays at Noon," SUNY Stony Brook, March 1993.

"La Poétique de l'intertextualité" at "Dissimulations: Interdisciplinary Conference on the Fake." University of Western Ontario, October 1992

"Poetic Imitation and Hypertextuality." Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, University of Prince Edward Island, May 1992.

"Sartre on Teratology, Infanticide and Ethics." International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Université de Montréal, May 1991.

"French Fried Space Junk: Godard's Alphaville." I-CON X (science fiction), SUNY Stony Brook, April 1991.

"Cartesian Bodies in Queneau's Chiendent." International Association for Philosophy and Literature, University of California-Irvine, April 1990.

"Man as Son of Man: Sartre on Infanticide, Women, and Utopian Ethics." International Colloquium on Twentieth-Century French Studies, University of Iowa, April 1990.

"The Sartrean Bastard: How to Invent Paternity." Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Skidmore College, December 1989.

"Statut de la poésie dans Saint Genet." Colloque du Groupe d'études sartriennes, Université de Paris I (Sorbonne), June 1989.

"The Unbearable Weightiness of Being: Sartre on Paternity." Faculty Colloquium Series, Humanities Institute, SUNY Stony Brook, May 1989.

"Sartre and Politics in the 1950s: the Proletarian as Utopian Father." International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Emory University, May 1989.

"This Art That Isn't One: Sartre at the Cinema." MLA Convention, New York, December 1987.


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