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Norman O. Brown Conference: Into the Future, Day 1

May 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Page Smith Library


Norman O. Brown, Into the Future

A weekend of presentation, reflection, and inquiry addressing the work and life of Norman O. Brown. From poetics to politics, theology to pedagogy, utopia to apocalypse: scholars from around the country will meet to engage Brown’s long shadow. Amidst the landscapes he traversed incessantly, we can gauge the importance of Norman O. Brown for the 21st century.


Friday, May 17th
3:00 – 3:30. Opening remarks
3:30 – 4:45. “The Return of the Gods: Brown’s Prophetic Tradition,” part 1
4:45 – 5:00. Break / coffee
5:00 – 6:15. “The Return of the Gods: Brown’s Prophetic Tradition,” part 2
6:15 – 6:30. Film screening, Garden
6:30 – 9:00. Reception and dinner for participants and friends


The Return of the Gods: Brown’s Prophetic Tradition
part 1:
Asad Haider, moderator
Thomas Marshall, “Whaddayou Mean “ςπουδαιογελοιον”?: Nabi’s Last Study”
Martin Devecka, “Variae inludunt pestes: Learning and Labor in the Georgics”
Barry Katz, “Opening Time, Closing Time: A Journey from Hermes and Hesiod to Vico and Joyce”

part 2:
Jack Davies, moderator
Edmund Burke, “Prophecy & Apocalypse in the Irano-Semitic Tradition: Norman O. Brown & Marshall Hodgson”
G.S. Sahota, “Identifying Khizr: On the Paths of Goethe and Iqbal”


Day 2 Information

Sponsored by Cowell College, the Humanities Institute, the Siegfried B. and Elisabeth Mignon Puknat Literary Studies Endowment, and the History of Consciousness department.


May 17, 2019
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm