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Schedule (all events in the Gothic Reading Room, Perkins Library, except where noted):

Friday, November 9:

Panel 1 “Democracy”

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Thomas Spragens, Chair

Terence Ball “Democracy and Manipulation: Foes or Strange Bedfellows?”

Jason Frank “Populism and Paideia”

Stephen White “The Virtual Patriot Syndrome: Tea Partyers and Others”

Panel 2 “Tragedy”

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Michael Gillespie, Chair

Arlene Saxonhouse “Republic Book Ten and Euripides’ Dionysus: Freedom, Form, and Formlessness”

Joel Schlosser “The Polis Artist: On Late DeLillo, Time, and Democracy”

Tracy Strong “How Tragedy Begins: The Optics of Science, Art, and Life”

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

Panel 3 “Plato and Arendt”

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Jed Atkins, Chair

Jill Frank “Circulating Authority: Plato, Politics, and Political Theory”

Patchen Markell “The Surprising Platonism of Hannah Arendt”

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. Dinner at the home of Michael Gillespie

Saturday, November 10:

Panel 4 “Race and Class”

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Roxanne Euben, Chair

Cristina Beltran “”Racial Presence versus Racial Justice: The Affective Power of an Aesthetic Condition”

P.J. Brendese “Black Noise in White Time: On Segregated Temporality”

Sara Monoson “Class Politics and Classical Imagery”

Panel 5 “Roundtable on Ethics and Politics”

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Ruth Grant, Chair

Mary Dietz

Donald Moon

Melissa Orlie

Stephen Salkever

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