NYU Poetics and Theory Conference THIS SATURDAY

We are pleased to invite you to Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction, a Poetics and Theory/Comparative Literature Workshop sponsored by the Humanities Initiative. Time: Saturday, March 3rd, 10:30AM-5:00PM. Place: the Great Room, 19 University Place, New York University.

10:30 Opening Remarks

Lauren Shizuko Stone, Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Barbara Natalie Nagel

10:45-12:15
Paul Fleming (Cornell), Coquetry without End: Six Theses on Flirtation (Simmel)
Respondent: Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz (NYU)

John Hamilton (Harvard), The Luxury of Self-Destruction: Flirting with Mimesis with Roger Caillois
Respondent: Sage Anderson (NYU)

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00
Rüdiger Campe (Yale), Rhetoric’s Flirtation with Literature, from Aristotle to Quintilian: the Epideictic Genre
Respondent: Arne Höcker (NYU)

Elisabeth Strowick (Johns Hopkins), Life is a Flirtation: Felix Krull (T. Mann)
Respondent: Lauren Shizuko Stone (NYU)

3:00-3:30 Coffee break

3:30-5:00
Jacques Lezra (NYU), Doing it as the Beasts Do (Jensen, Freud)
Respondent: Barbara Natalie Nagel (NYU)

Barbara Vinken (LMU/NYU), Frill and Flirtation. Femininity in the Public Space
Respondent: Erica Weitzman (NYU)

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