New Lecture and Seminar

Andrzej Warminski

Mosaic is pleased to invite you to the upcoming lecture and open seminar by Dr. Andrzej Warminski.

On October 17th at 3:00pm, a public lecture entitled “Resistances to Rhetoric” will be presented by Dr. Warminski in the Robert Schultz Theatre (172 St. John’s College). The lecture will be followed by an informal reception.

On October 18th, from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Dr. Warminski will hold an open seminar on the short introduction to Hegel’s Phenomenology in the Faculty of Arts Boardroom (307 Tier Building).

No registration is required for the lecture or the seminar, although we encourage pre-enrolment for the seminar (by emailing so that we can estimate numbers.

Dr. Warminski is currently Professor of English and Associate Dean for Academic Personnel in the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Distinguished International Fellow at the London Graduate School/Kingston University and has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome and Butler Visiting Chair at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before teaching at UC Irvine, he taught at Northwestern University and Yale University.

Dr. Warminski’s main publications include Readings in Interpretation: Hölderlin, Hegel, Heidegger and two books of essays that appeared in 2013: Material Inscriptions: Rhetorical Reading in Practice and Theory and Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For De Man. At present, he is writing a book on crucial moments in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and their implications for current theoretical debates. Some of his scholarly essays and articles include “Hegel/Marx: Consciousness and Life” (1991); “Man and Self-consciousness: Kojeve, Romantic Ironist” (1998); “Allegories of Symbol: On Hegel’s Aesthetics” (2004); “Discontinuous Shifts: History Reading History”; “Machinal Effects: Derrida With and Without de Man” (2009); and “Lightstruck: ‘Hegel on the Sublime’” (2012). He also plans to publish a book of essays on “exemplary readers,” including Geoffrey Hartman, Jean Starobinski, Neil Hertz, John Freccero, and others.

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New Current Issue

Special Issue: Scale (September 2018)

Within the biological-ecological sciences from which the term Anthropocene emerged, “scale” has a longer history and broader usage than it does within the now-proliferating philosophical, critical, theoretical, and ethical discourses that address environmentalism, climate change, and the Anthropocene’s status as a sixth major extinction event. For the latter discourses, scale often refers to something “bigger” than we have ever previously encountered: climate change, for instance, as a crisis unprecedented in its scope and in the reorientation, or “reinvention,” of critical protocols that it is said to require. Given the unrelenting scale of such issues as climate change and of factors contributing to it, e.g., the shift from small-scale family farming to massive global-marketing industrial operations, must theory, too, as some suggest, undergo a transition from local and individual to global perspectives? In what might a global imaginary consist, and how might it relate to existing critiques of globalization as but a label for the hegemony of Western culture? Are broader understandings of scale available from within the ecological sciences and, if so, how might these serve as resources for the “greening of theory”?

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