Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Graduate Conference

Fall 2018

Call for Papers

The Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago will hold its annual graduate conference on October 12th & 13th at Loyola University Chicago. The conference will center on the theme of tragedy broadly construed, and will feature keynote addresses by Dr. Fanny Söderbäck (Depaul University) and Dr. Jacqueline Scott (Loyola-Chicago). We are now accepting paper submissions.

Submission Guidelines: We welcome submissions from graduate students working in the humanities. Essays on tragedy in all areas will be considered. Topics might include:

  • the historic significance of tragedies and Tragedy
  • tragic literature and literary theory - tragedy as performance
  • aesthetics and theory of tragedy - tragic elements of the human condition
  • the fate of the tragic hero
  • the tragic formulas present in issues in the contemporary political landscape

We especially encourage papers that address the concerns of traditionally underrepresented and marginalized groups. Please, submit full drafts of no more than 3,000 words for anonymous review to LUCgradconference2018@gmail.com. Essays should be in word or .pdf format. Please include your full name, institutional affiliation, department, and title of the essay in the body of the e-mail for submission. Notices of acceptance will be sent by August 9th, 2018. For more information, please e-mail Robert Budron at rbudron@luc.edu.


Facets of the Tragic Conference Program
October 12-13, 2018. Loyola University Chicago Graduate Conference
Information Commons, 4th Floor

Friday, October 12

2:00-2:45 -- Taylor Kloha, “Tragedy and Moral Freedom in Schiller's Aesthetic Essays”
2:50-3:35 -- William Parkhurst, “The Tragedy of Speaking Without the Other: Bridging Our Way Beyond Foundationalism”
3:35-3:50 -- Break (with coffee and snacks)
3:50-4:35 -- Ginger Guin, “Nietzsche’s [Mis]Characterization of Masculine Maternity: The ‘Metaphysically Dishonest’ Bodies of Dionysus and Apollo”
4:45-6:15 -- Keynote, Jackie Scott (Loyola University Chicago), “Fearlessness in the Face of the Fearsome and Questionable: Nietzsche’s Tragic Wisdom and the Art of Healthy Racialized Identity Formation”
6:30 --Dinner (Indie Cafe, 5951 N Broadway)

Saturday, October 13

8:30 -- Breakfast, tea, coffee
9:00-9:45 -- Malte Bischof, “Shakespeare's Transformation of Aristotle's Conception of Tragedy”
9:50-10:35 -- William Cox, “On the Tragicomic Character of Heideggerian Ethics: Reading Being and Time with Aristotle and Agamben”
10:40-11:25 -- Jay Egan, “Event Theory and the Meaning of Tragic Events”
11:30-1:00 -- Lunch
1:00-2:30 -- Keynote, Fanny Söderbäck (DePaul University), “Fantastic Antigones”
2:30-2:45 -- Break (with coffee and snacks)
2:45-4:45 -- Giancarlo Tarantino (Arrupe College), Pedagogy Workshop: Teaching Tragedy in
5:00 -- Informal Happy Hour