The organizers are pleased to announce the following programme. The conference will take place online via zoom. If you’d like to attend, please register with your name and institutional affiliation at All times are given in Chicago time (GMT -5).

Friday, May 28, 2021.

9.00 AM Opening Remarks

9.15 – 10.45 AM. Keynote by Prof. Judith Wolfe (University of St Andrews)

11.00 – 12.00 PM. Panel 1. Heidegger’s Politics – Contexts and Reception.
Chair: Sam Lee

“Heidegger and the Narrative of Decline” –
Rylie Johnson (Emory University).

“Heidegger in Italian Left-wing Thought” –
Marco Cavazza (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice).

12.00 – 1.00 PM. Lunch break.

1.00 – 2.00 PM. Panel 2. Heidegger and Race.
Chair: Paul Cato

“Body, Race and Mestizaje in Heidegger’s Black Notebooks” –
Angel Alvarado Cabellos (Bergische Universität Wuppertal).

“Heidegger and Senegal. A Decolonial Hypothesis of Political Phenomenology” – 
Oscar Palacios Bustamante (Catholic University of Louvain).

2.15 – 3.45 PM Panel 3. Myth, History, and Art in Heidegger.
Chair: Rachel Wong

“Differentiating Time and History: Heidegger on “Creators” in the mid-1930s” – Tingfeng Yan (University of Chicago).

“The Role of the Poet in the Community: Gadamer rethinking Heidegger” –
Elena Romagnoli (Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg).

“Mythology and the Politics of Heidegger’s Historical Unconscious” –
Matt Peterson (University of Chicago).

Saturday, May 29, 2021

9.15 – 10.45 AM. Panel 4. Reading Heidegger with Schürmann.
Chair: Kieran Aarons

“A Phenomenological Destruction of Ontology? Reiner Schürmann’s Reading of Marx and Heidegger” –
Malte Fabian Rauch (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) &
Nicolas Schneider (Centre Marc Bloch).

De linea monstruosa: Heidegger as Site of Epochal Diremption” –
Francesco Guercio (European Graduate School) &
Ian Alexander Moore (St. John’s College).

“The event – Bringing modernity to an impasse, not to an end” –
Daniel Neumann (University of Klagenfurt).

11.00 AM – 12.30 PM. Panel 5. Reading Heidegger with Derrida.
Chair: Xinyue Zhang

“Heidegger’s Arbitrariness, Derrida’s Liberalism” –
Jordan DeJonge (University of Ottawa).

“Praying to Derrida’s God: Heidegger’s Tainted Spirit and Geschlecht III” –
Jake Sirota (University of Chicago).

“Amid Germania’s Holidays: From Dasein’s Sieg to Hitler’s Sieg Heil” –
Rodrigo Therezo (Princeton University).

12.30 Lunch break.

1.30 – 2.30 PM. Panel 6. Reading Heidegger with Kant.
Chair: Karl von der Luft

“Necessity in the Early Black Notebooks” –
Rebekah Rosenfeld (University of Chicago).

“The Pleasure of Reflection: Aesthetics, Theology, and Politics in Heidegger’s Reading of Kant’s Third Critique” –
Ryan S. Bingham (University of Chicago).

2.45 – 4.15 PM. Keynote by Prof. Ryan Coyne (University of Chicago)

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