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Kosovo Institute of Journalism & Communication (KIJAC) and American University in Prishtina (AUK) will organize International Seminar – American Cosmopolitism and European Future
, “Thinking and Feeling beyond Eurocentrism”. First part of the seminar will be held at KIJAC (Address: Mazgit/Obilic, next to Sultan Murat's Tomb, Prishtina, Kosovo). Second part of the seminar will be held at AUK (Address: Germia Campus, Rruga Nazim Gafurri 21, Prishtina, Kosovo). The main topics of seminar will be ‘New Cosmopolitan Friendship’.
The main lectures will be held by respectable university professors from the USA: Prof. David Wills
(University at Albany-SUNY, Albany, USA) and Prof. Branka Arsić
(University of Albany-SUNY, Albany, USA).
Program of the first sessions: (KIJAC), Wednesday, October 8.
- Prof. David Wills: “Politics of Human and Animal Rights” (13:30-15:00)
- Prof. Branka Arsić: “On Cosmopolitism” (16:30-18:00)
Program of the second sessions: (AUK)
- Prof. David Wills: “Rhetoric of Political Discourse - The Politics of Dorsality” (16:30-17:00)
- Prof. Branka Arsic: “Politics of Friendship - Impersonal Affinities” (17:30-18:00)
- Panel Discussion (18:00-18:30)
Notes on guest speakers:
Mr. David Wills
is Professor of French and English, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures/Department of English, University at Albany-SUNY, USA. He takes Ph.D. at Doctorat du troisième cycle, et the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III). His specific fields of interest are: Philosophy of Politics and Technique, Theory of Deconstruction, Literature, Art and Media. He published, edited and translated many books and articles including: Dorsality: Thinking Back through Technology and Politics, 2008; Matchbook: Essays in Deconstruction, 2005; Prosthesis, 1995; Screen Play: Derrida and Film Theory, 1989; Deconstruction and the Visual Arts: Art, Media, Architecture, 1994.
Ms. Branka Arsić
is Professor of American Literature, Department of English, and University at Albany-SUNY, USA. She takes Ph.D. (Dissertation: The Passive Eye: Gaze and Subjectivity in Berkeley (Via Beckett) at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Hers specific fields of interest are: Modern Philosophy (Descartes and Berkeley); American Literature, and Feminism. She published, edited and translated many books and articles, including: On Leaving, A Reading in Emerson, 2008; Passive Constitutions or 7½ Times Bartleby, 2007; The Other Emerson: New Approaches, Divergent Paths; Grief: An Essay on Thoreau; Of Stones and Loving: Essays in Early American Female Spirituality, (forthcoming).
We kindly invite you to participate in our international seminar opened for audience, especially for the academic community and active citizens.
For the KIJAC session, we will organise bus shuttle transport: (behind Boro I Ramizi Sports palace, opposite RTV 21), Wednesday, October 8, 1 pm.)
For further information on the programme content, please contact professor Obrad Savić, director of international programmes at KIJAC: email@example.com, or: 044-665 685.
For transport or logistical issues, please contact KIJAC’s Arben Fejzaj, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 044-155 358.