Category : PRG

LUC-Marquette Phenomenology Workshop, May 21-22

Dear all,
Please find the program for the joint workshop on May 21-22 of the Phenomenology Research Group (PRG), to take place at Marquette (location TBA).  This is the first workshop organized jointly by graduate students at Loyola University Chicago and Marquette University interested in phenomenology.  This is the kick-off event of a series of ongoing exchange between both departments to be continued in the fall (alternating between Chicago and Milwaukee).  Please spread the news and consider attending.  Please RSVP to either me or Greg Trotter ( so we know how big a space we need to reserve.
Best wishes,
Sebastian Luft (on behalf of the Phenomenology Research Group)

PRG Spring Semester Event Calendar

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Events in Spring Semester

It will be a busy Spring (and early Summer) with four PRG (or, PRG-related) events. Please join us for any and all. Essential details below; consult the website for last minute schedule changes, rooms, and times.

On February 26th Loyola will host a Book Symposium for Dr. Ardis Collins’ new book Hegel’s Phenomenology: The Dialectical Justification of Philosophy’s First Principles. Speakers include:
-Kevin Thompson (DePaul)
-Mark Alznauer (Northwestern)
-Corbin Casarez (LUC)
-and Ardis Collins will provide a response
Details here:

On February 28th we will have a Dinner Symposium on Max Scheler’s Phenomenology of Love with Saboura Hajialiorakpour (SIUC) and
Thomas Ruble (SIUC). Space limited, RSVP required.

On March 22nd the PRG will host Matt Bower (Beloit College) for a talk titled “Affect in the perception of dispositional properties and states of affairs: A phenomenological analysis.” Time/location TBD.

On May 21st-22nd the PRG will participate in a joint workshop with Marquette University. The workshop will be held at Marquette and is open to interested attendees. Details forthcoming.

PRG Workshop: with Harald Wiltsche; LUC, Nov. 5

The PRG welcomes Harald Wiltsche (University of Graz, University of Toronto) for a talk and workshop. Participants interested in the workshop are asked to read two articles in advance, which can be downloaded at the following link:

Talk: 4pm
Workshop: 2pm
Location: TBA (Lake Shore Campus)

Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

PRG Workshop: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology, LUC, Oct. 19

Saturday, October 19th /// 1-4pm /// Crown Center, Room 200 (Lake Shore Campus)


Marilyn Nissim-Sabat (Lewis University)

“Contra Ricoeur: The Compatibility of Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis”


Russell Newstadt (LUC)

“Nothing To Us: Negation and the Limits of Experience”


Allan Breedlove (LUC)

“Indoctrination or Transformation? Nussbaum’s Reply to Friedman on the Democratic Ideal of Public Education”

PRG: Events and Updates (Event This Friday!)

On Friday, October 4th the PRG welcomes Carly Lane from the University of Chicago for a research seminar titled “It is Not Finished: Emmanuel Levinas and the Politics of Love”. The session will begin at 2pm in the Crown Center, Room 200 (the glass-walled room).


On Saturday, October 19th the PRG presents a workshop on phenomenology and psychoanalysis. Presenters include Marilyn Nissim Sabat (Lewis University), Allan Breedlove (LUC), and Russell Newstadt (LUC). Time and location TBA, check the website for updates.


On Tuesday, November 5th we welcome Harald Wiltsche (University of Graz) for a discussion on contemporary themes in phenomenology and the philosophy of science. The talk begins at 2pm — check the website for location and updates.

Upcoming events organized by The Phenomenology Research Group, LUC, Oct. 4,19, & Nov. 5

The Phenomenology Research Group has events on October 4, 19 and November 5.  Click the link below for details:


Basic event info (lifted from PRG site, link above):

  • Events on October 4, 2013
    Research Seminar: Carly Lane (UC)
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 4, 2013 – 4:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Description: “It is Not Finished: Emmanuel Levinas and the Politics of Love”
  • Events on October 19, 2013
    PRG Workshop: Psychoanalysis
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 19, 2013 – 1:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Description: Marilyn Nissim-Sabat
    Allan Breedlove
    Russell NewstadtTime: TBA
  • Events on November 5, 2013
    Harald Wiltsche
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: November 5, 2013 – 5:00 pm
    Location: TBD
    Description: Talk
    (A related seminar will be held earlier in the day at 2:00pm. For more information, email[at]

13th Annual Phenomenology Roundtable, Loyola, May 19-21

Reminder: PRG Workshop on language is this Saturday, May 11

Dear All,
Here we are, the last PRG Workshop of the academic year! This Saturday 12-4pm in Cuneo Hall (Rm. 218), join us for some phenomenological reflections on Language. Incoming AGSP president Giancarlo Tarantino will be among the speakers — he’s promising to blacklist any no-shows who want conference travel money next year, so watch out.

Phenomenology Research Group workshop on Saturday, 5/4, 2-4pm

Hey all,
Just wanted to give a quick shout out to the Phenomenology Research Group workshop this Saturday at the Crown Center (Rm. 140) from 2-4pm. We’ll have two speakers, Sean Petranovich and Trevor Perri (who is scheduled to defend at KU Leuven in June, so come lob tough questions at him). If you haven’t come to a PRG workshop before, this one will be a nice short & sweet introduction. If you have, stop by again before saying adios for the summer.
And, of course, don’t forget the other events in May: PRG 6: Language (5/11) and the Phenomenology Roundtable (5/19-21).

PRG: Events in May

PRG Newsletter 3/16

We have a few events of interest to call your attention to, both PRG-organized and otherwise. Regarding events not organized by the PRG, consult the appropriate parties for last minute schedule changes and modifications. Schedule changes to PRG events may be found, as always, at the website.
On Friday, March 8th the Chicago-Area Consortium in German Philosophy will be putting together an event titled “Issues In Phenomenology”. The speakers include Dr. Hanne Jacobs (LUC), Dr. Sebastian Luft (Marquette), and Dr. Frédéric Seyler (DePaul). Find more details here.

On Saturday, March 16th the PRG will hold its fourth workshop. The theme is religion. We will hear from members of both the philosophy and theology departments at LUC (paper titles below). The speakers will begin at 2pm in the Crown Center, Room 140. Check the website for updates.

Dr. Hugh Miller “From the Sacred to the Holy: Is ‘Lecture Talmudique’ Phenomenology?”
Dr. Colby Dickinson “The Problem of Having a Body: Exploring Queer Phenomenologies”
Justin Nordin “Ricœur and Chrétien “On the Possibility of a Phenomenology of Religious Experience”

On Tuesday, March 19th InterCcECT will be hosting Dr. Andrew Cutrofello (LUC) for an event that should be of interest to list members. The talk is titled “Two Contemporary Hegelianisms” and will be held at the Newberry Library, 4pm in Room B82. Find more detailshere.

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Reminder: this year’s Phenomenology Roundtable will be held at Loyola University Chicago in late May (5/19 – 5/21). The three day event will be an opportunity to present new research and workshop papers. We’re pleased to welcome two invited speakers, Dr. Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt) and Dr. Lewis Gordon (UCONN), in addition to our regular contributors. For more information on dates, times, and how to participate, consult the Roundtable website.

The PRG at the philosophy department of Loyola University Chicago is dedicated to advancing research in phenomenology and related disciplines. The initiative is open to the entire academic community. Inter-disciplinary approaches are welcome. Seminars and workshops will be held on a regular basis to present and inspire new directions in research.


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Phenomenology Research Group Workshop: Body, Space, and Imagination – Loyola, Jan 26, 2pm

CORRECTION: Please note that the workshop starts at 2pm (not at 12:30pm, as stated in the above flyer).

The Phenomenology Research Group has a fabulous new site! Check it!

For those of you who don’t know about the PRG, here’s the blurb from their site’s “About” section (also, shame on you!):

The Phenomenology Research Group (PRG) at Loyola University Chicago is a joint student-faculty initiative dedicated to advancing research in phenomenology. The PRG is open to the entire academic community of Loyola University, Chicago, the greater Midwest, and beyond. Inter-disciplinary approaches are welcome. Seminars and workshops will be held on a regular basis to present research and inspire new directions in contemporary phenomenology.

The  PRG was founded in 2012 by Dr. Hanne Jacobs, Thomas Bretz, Rebecca Scott, Giancarlo Tarantino, Sean Petranovich, and Mike Gutierrez.

This group is an exciting development for the department and for phenomenologists in and around Chicago. For those of you are interested in being involved and/or following the work that they’re doing, there’s a link to their Facebook page (and their site) in the right sidebar on this blog.  You can subscribe to their newsletter here.

Keep up the good work, y’all!

Colloquium: Andrew Benjamin, “Contra Heidegger’s Descartes: Recovering Relationality,” Loyola, Jan 17th

From Michael Gutierrez (of the PRG):
On Thursday the 17th, the internationally renowned scholar Andrew Benjamin (Monash University) will deliver a talk titled  “Contra Heidegger’s Descartes: Recovering Relationality”. We’re lucky to have him and it should be a great talk so please do show up: 2-4pm, Crown Center, Room 530. Snacks & bevvies! Any last minute schedule changes (not anticipating any, but…) should be here: