Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Puerta de Toledo Campus

Salón de Grados,

8-9th March 2017


 0900-0930hrs: Welcome and Registration

 0930-0945hrs: Opening Remarks

 0950-1120hrs Session 1: The Ontology of Violence

Chair: Gavin Rae

The Original Polemos: Phenomenology and Violence in Jacques Derrida

Valeria Campos-Salvaterra (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile)

Violence, Biopolitics and Resistance: The Meaning of Violence in the work of Giorgio Agamben

German Primera (University of Brighton, England)

The Violence of “ought to” towards being: Heidegger and the Normative Power of Facticity

Manuela Massa (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany/ Husserl Archive, Leuven, Belgium)

 Coffee Break: 1120-1145hrs

 1145-1315hrs Session 2: The Violence of Subjectivity

Chair: Valeria Campos-Salvaterra

Freud’s Ontology of Violence and its Political Implications

Timothy Appleton (Universidad Camilo José Cela, Spain)

Surviving Violence: Three Moments in the Constitution of the Lacanian Subject

Emma Ingala (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Taming the Little Screaming Monster: Castoriadis on Violence and the Creation of the Individual

Gavin Rae (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

Lunch: 1315-1530hrs

 1530-1630hrs Session 3: Structural Violence

Chair: Dietrich Schotte

From Structural to Ontological Violence: Violence as Restriction of Human Potentiality

Valentina Ricci (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Sartre’s Later Work: Towards a notion of Institutional Violence

Marieke Mueller (Université Paris Nanterre, France)

1900hrs: Conference Dinner, Restaurante Ginger, Plaza del Ángel, 12.


0930-1000hrs Registration and Welcome

1000-1130hrs Session 5: Divine Violence

Chair: Emma Ingala

The Divine Violence of Learning: Walter Benjamin and the Redemptive Potential of Education

Benjamin Chwistek (University of York, England)

Solution and Redemption: Benjamin on the Temporalities of Violence

Mijael Jiménez (Kingston University, England)

Violence, divine or otherwise: Myth, violence, and history in the Schmitt-Benjamin debate

Hjalmar Falk (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Coffee Break: 1130-1200hrs

1200-1300hrs Session 6: Social Violence

Chair: Hjalmar Falk

Suffering and Social Order: Critical Remarks on Arendt’s Concept of Violence

Dietrich Schotte (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)

Understanding Suffering from Social Violence: Arendt’s and Adorno’s Legacy

Emanuel John (University of Potsdam, Germany)

Lunch: 1300-1515hrs

1515-1615hrs Session 7: Vulnerability and Violence

Chair: Rob Jackson

The Violence of Meaning and the Limits of Judgment

Antonio Gomez Ramos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

Nothing to See Here: On Violence, Vulnerability and Witnessing in Judith Butler’s Work

Miri Rozmarin (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

Coffee Break: 1615-1630hrs

1630-1800hrs Session 8: Violence, Terror, and Suffering

Chair: Gavin Rae

Violence and Civilization: Gramsci, Machiavelli and Sorel

Rob Jackson (Manchester Metropolitan University, England)

The World and the Embodied Subject: Humanism, Terror, and Violence

Stephen Noble (Université Paris-Est: Créteil, France)

Adorno, Suffering and Epistemic Violence: Critique of Progress

Mariam Matar (New School for Social Research, USA)

1800-1815hrs   Closing Remarks.

A pdf. version of the program is available here.