Realism: Roots and Temporalities

Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, 2015
at the University of Chicago, Center in Paris, 6 rue Thomas Mann, Paris 13ème

Organized by Thomas Pavel (University of Chicago)

Friday November 13

10:30 AM Roots of Realism (1)

Anne Duprat, Université d’Amiens, Écriture chronique du réel au 16e siècle
Bohumil Fort, Université de Prague, Realism and possible worlds
Paolo Tortonese, Université de Paris 3, Turning serious
Thomas Pavel, University of Chicago, How to represent human action

12:30 PM lunch

1:30 PM Temporalities

Svend Eric Larsen, University of Aarhus, Introduction to the temporalities
Carsten Meiner, University of Copenhagen, External time

Saturday November 14

10:30 – 11:30 AM Roots of Realism (2)

Jean-Marie Schaeffer, EHESS, Paris, Le beau, le laid et le dépassement de ces catégories
Simon James, University of Durham, Social critique and social ideals in Wells
Galin Tihanov, Queen Mary, University of London, Form and Truth: on Lukacs's Theory of Realism

11:30 AM Short Break

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Temporalities (2)

Birgit Neumann, University of Düsseldorf, Internal time/indirect time
Frederik Tygstrup, University of Copenhagen, Internal time/direct time
Sara Danius, University of Stockholm

2:30 PM Business meeting