Past Meetings

April to June 2023. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Fall by Albert Camus, Slouching towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

January to March 2023. Two novels by Milan Kundera: Slowness and Identity, The Gift of Death by Jacques Derrida, three essays by Susan Sontag: Against Interpretation, On Style, and Artist as Exemplary Sufferer

July to December 2022. Basic Writings of Immanuel Kant (What is Enlightenment? Idea for a Universal History with Cosmopolitan Intent; selections from Critique of Pure Reason; Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; selections from Critique of Practical Reason; selections from Critique of Judgment; selections from Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone)

January to June 2022. Umberto Eco’s Inventing the Enemy & Other Occasional Writings (Inventing the Enemy; Absolute and Relative; The Beauty of the Flame; Treasure Hunting; Fermented Delights; No Embryos in Paradise; Hugo, Hélas! The Poetics of Excess; Censorship and Silence; Living by Proverbs; Imaginary Astronomies; I Am Edmond Dantès!; Ulysses: That’s All We Needed…; Why the Island is Never Found; Thoughts on WikiLeaks)

September to December 2021. Ernesto Laclau’s On Populist Reason (Populism: Ambiguities and Paradoxes; Le Bon: Suggestion and Distorted Representations; Suggestion, Imitation, Identification; The ‘People’ and the Discursive Production of Emptiness; Floating Signifiers and Social Heterogeneity; Populism, Representation and Democracy)

June to August 2021. The Jung Reader, Edited by David Tacey (General Introduction: Jung’s Analytic Psychology; Basic Postulates of Analytic Psychology; The Stages of Life; The Relation between the Ego and the Unconscious; On the Concept of the Archetype; Phenomenology of Self)

Current Schedule and Texts