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The Ancient Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry
Start Date: 5/10/2013Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 5/10/2013End Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description:
A one-day conference sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. 

This conference is meant to provide a forum for dialogue on the roles of poetry and philosophy, and the translation and adaption of poetry and philosophy, for our lives today. In addition to short papers and comments, there will also be a number of readings of poetry and of philosophical texts, with time left for open discussion. All are welcome! Co-sponsored by the Suffolk Philosophy Society.

11:00-12:00        Martin Black (Suffolk University), “The Modern Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry”; George Kalogeris (Suffolk University), “Cavafy's Homer”

12:00-1:00          Amy Nenzda (Boston College), “Xenophon the Rhetor”; Fred Marchant (Suffolk University), “The Truth(s?) of Poetry”

1:00-2:00            Lunch break

2:00-3:00           Stephanie Nelson (Boston University), “The Work of Poetry”; Marina McCoy (Boston College), “Plato, myth, and the limits of logos”

3:00-4:00         Jack Hanson (Suffolk University), “Plato’s Poetry”; Anabel Balsebre (Suffolk University), “Constricting Poetry: The Positive Effects of Narrowing Interest in the Diversity of the Human Soul”

4:00-4.30        Coffee break

4:30-5:30        Gary Whited (Independent Scholar), “Listening to Parmenides”; David Ferry (Suffolk University, Distinguished Scholar in Residence), “Poetry and Translation”

5:30-7:00        Brief remarks and readings of poetry and philosophy, followed by a general discussion

Location Information:
Boston Campus - Stahl Center (73 Tremont)  (View Map)
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Room: Conference Room (large), 10th floor, 10-100
Contact Information:
Name: Martin Black
Intended Audience:
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • General Public
  • Graduate Students
  • Guests
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Sponsor(s):
  • College of Arts & Sciences

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