A prominent group of scholars from the humanities will gather at the University of Aberdeen next week for an international debate.
The roundtable discussion, entitled Forms of Thought for a Change in Times, is being held on Wednesday, May 18, from 2pm – 5pm, in the King’s College Centre. The event will be followed by a reception.
The debate will see a group of scholars from all over the US and the UK consider new collective undertakings in the context of the creation of the Centre for Modern Thought.
The delegates will discuss how contemporary philosophy and theory can most effectively address ethical and socio-political issues in the modern world.
They will consider how attitudes to this question have evolved over the past 40 years and address changing conceptions of the roles of literature and art in social transformation.
Participants in the discussion include Professor Christopher Fynsk, Professor of Comparative Literature and Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen; Harry Harootunian, Professor of History and East Asian Studies, New York University; Alberto Moreiras, Professor of Spanish and Literature, Duke University, USA; Nicholas Royle, Professor of English, Sussex University; Naoki Sakai, Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University, USA, and Professor Michael Syrotinski, Professor of French, University of Aberdeen.
Further information on the Forms of Thought for a Change in Times roundtable discussion next Wednesday is available by contacting Professor Christopher Fynsk on (01224) 273221 or email: email@example.com, or Professor Michael Syrotinski on (01224) 272152 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.