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On Violence: Ethical, Political and Aesthetic Perspectives

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March 13 – 15, 2014
Stokes Hall
Boston College

Keynote addresses by:

Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University
“How to Think About the Morality of War”
March 14 · 5:30 p.m.

Elaine Scarry, Harvard University
“The Floor of the World”
March 15 · 3:45 p.m.

Conference Schedule | Watch the keynote addresses »

Film Screenings
February 20, February 27, & March 10 –12, 2014

(see schedule below for dates and times)

  • Jaffa, The orange Clock’s work (Eyal Sivan, 2009)
  • Common State, Potential Conversation (Eyal Sivan, 2012)
  • The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953)
  • The Act of Killing (Josh Oppenheimer, 2012)
  • The White Ribbon (Michel Haneke, 2009)

Film Festival Schedule


conference schedule


 

Thursday, March 13: Higgins Hall, Room 300

6:30 p.m.

Keynote Address by Eyal Sivan, Filmmaker
Higgins 300

   

7:00 p.m.

The Specialist (Eyal Sivan, 1999, 128 min.)
Film Screening

   

9:15 p.m.

Roundtable: The Representation of Violence

With Eyal Sivan (filmmaker), Peter Hanly (Boston College), and John Michalczyk (Boston College)


Friday, March 14: Stokes Hall

4:00 p.m.


Welcome Remarks
Stokes Hall, 203N

   

4:15 p.m.

Roundtable
Understanding Drone Strikes through Simone de Beauvoir’s Ethics
by Kevin Ralph, American University

Drones, Risk, and Killing as Sacrifice: The Cost of Remote Warfare
by Joe Chapa, Boston College

Stokes Hall, 203N

   

5:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

   

5:30 p.m.

Keynote Address by Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University
How to Think About the Morality of War
Respondent: Micah Lott, Boston College
Stokes Hall, 195S

   
7:00 p.m.


Dinner*
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
*Please notify Jorden Wiggins of any dietary restrictions by 3/03/14

   
Saturday, March 15: Stokes Hall

9:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Stokes Hall, 203N

   

9:30 a.m.

Roundtable
Violence as Communication
by James Gillcrist, Kansas University

The Biopolitics of Revenge in a Nietzschean Theory of Justice
by Blake Wilson, Binghamton University

Spaces of Revolt: Lacan, Kristeva, and the Ethics of Desire in
Kara Walker’s Trauma Aesthetic

by Amy Stewart, SIU Carbondale

Stokes Hall, 203N

   

11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

   

11:15 a.m.

Lectures
Suicidal Existence: Women, Violence, Death

James Bernauer, S.J., Boston College
Respondent: Aspen Briton, Boston College

Theory and Terror Since 9/11
Julian Bourg, Boston College
Respondent: David Rasmussen, Boston College

Stokes Hall, 195S

   
12:45 p.m. Lunch
   
2:00 p.m.

Roundtable
The Violence of Promises
by Peter Antich, University of Kentucky

The Reciprocal Effect of Violence
by Rasmus Rosenburg Larsen, University of Buffalo

On the Immanent Production of Moral Technology
by Hayyim Rothman, Boston College

Stokes Hall, 203N

   
3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
   
3:45 p.m. Keynote Address by Elaine Scarry, Harvard University
The Floor of the World
Respondent: Paulo Barrozo, Boston College Law School
Stokes Hall, S195
   
* violence-program.pdf
Download a PDF version of the conference program.

film festival schedule


February 20
Higgins 300

Jaffa, The Orange Clock’s Work (Eyal Sivan, 2009, 88 min.)
7:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks
7:15 p.m. Film
8:45 p.m. Discussion led by Sean Driscoll, Boston College

   

February 27
Higgins 300

Common State, Potential Conversation (Eyal Sivan, 2012, 123 min.)
7:00 p.m. Film
9:15 p.m. Discussion led by Sean Driscoll, Boston College

   

March 10
Stokes 195S

The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953, 90 min.)
6:30 p.m. Film
8:15 p.m. Discussion led by Peter Hanly, Boston College

   

March 11
Stokes 195S

The Act of Killing (Josh Oppenheimer, 2012, 115 min.)
6:30 p.m. Film
8:30 p.m. Discussion led by Marina Denischik, Boston College

   
March 12
Higgins 300
The White Ribbon (Michel Haneke, 2009, 144 min)
6:30 p.m. Film
9:00 p.m. Discussion led by Vanessa Rumble, Boston College
   
* violence-program.pdf
Download a PDF version of the conference program.