Stanley Cavell Conference

on February 14-15, 2019: Democratic Affections: Film, Philosophy and Religion in the Thought of Stanley Cavell.

The death in 2018 of Stanley Cavell brought to its ends an exceptionally rich life in philosophy, one that continues to inspire readers and colleagues throughout the humanities and the humanistic social sciences.
In this two-day event commemorating Cavell’s career, scholars from Europe and America join in a discussion of his contributions to our understanding of the affective dimensions of democratic life, particularly as these play out in film, religion, and what Cavell terms Emersonian Perfectionism. Please download the program of the conference below.


Thomas A. Carlson, UCSB
Joshua Foa Dienstag, UCLA
Pierre Fasula, Université de Paris 1
Russell Goodman, University of New Mexico
Espen Hammer, Temple University
Sandra Laugier, Université de Paris 1
Paola Marrati, Johns Hopkins University
Andrew Norris, UCSB
Tyler Roberts, Grinnell College
William Rothman, University of Miami
Kay Young, UCSB

Film Screening & Discussion

In conjunction with the conference, a screening of the film The Lady Eve will be held on Thursday, February 14, at the Pollock Theater, 7 pm—9:45 pm.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Sandra Laugier and William Rothman, moderated by Dominique Jullien.


date of event: 

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 09:00