News Archive: 2011
On December 5, the philosophy faculty voted to approve an exchange between John Protevi of the Department of French Studies and François Raffoul. Raffoul will have a gratis appointment in the Department of French Studies, while Protevi will have a gratis appointment on the Philosophy faculty. Each will normally teach one course each semester in the host department.
An article co-authored by Jon Cogburn and Jeff Roland appeared in print: “Anti-Luck Epistemologies and Necessary Truths,” Philosophia 39 (2011): 547–61.
François Raffoul has translated Jacques Derrida’s book Ulysse Gramophone: Hear Say Yes in Joyce, which has been accepted for publication by SUNY Press in Derrida and Joyce: Texts and Contexts, edited by Andrew Mitchell and A. Slote.
François Raffoul published “Heidegger and the Aporia of History,” Poligrafi 16 (2011): 91-118. This was an invited article for a special issue of the journal on the theme of natural history.
An article co-authored by James Rocha and Ed Song, "Preemptive Anonymous Whistleblowing" was accepted by Public Affairs Quarterly.
Ed Song chaired a session in Moral Theory at the annual meeting of the Southwest Philosophical Society in Austin, Texas, November 18-20.
Dr. Mark Lance, Professor of Justice and Peace and Director of Graduate Studies in the Philosophy Department at Georgetown University, visited the philosophy faculty on November 14-18, giving classroom presentations and a public lecture. His public lecture, presented on November 16, was titled "Leave the Gun; Take the Cannoli: The Pragmatic Topography of Second Personal Address." Thanks go to Jon Cogburn and John Protevi for arranging this visit.
Dr. Richard N. Boyd, Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University, visited the philosophy faculty on November 9-12, giving classroom presentations and a public lecture. His public lecture, presented on November 11, was titled "Realist Philosophy of Science Meets Postmodernism." Thanks go to Jeff Roland and John Protevi for arranging this visit.
François Raffoul presented a paper, “The Event of Space,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) in Philadelphia, PA, October 20, 2011. He was invited to publish the paper as an article in Gatherings, the online journal of the Heidegger Circle, vol. 2 (December, 2011).
James Rocha attended the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association in the South at New Orleans on October 6, 2011. He chaired the panel “Sexuality and Gender Identity in the Whedonverse (Muses).” In the same session, he presented a paper on “The Doll’s Agreement: Sexual autonomy and the Unconscionable Contract in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.”
Jeff Roland presented a paper, “On a Dogma (or Two) of HPC Naturalism,” at the annual conference of the Alabama Philosophical Society in Pensacola Florida, September 23-24, 2011.
Jeff Roland gave a talk entitled "Remarks on Governing Maxims of Set Theory" in the Logic, Verification, Cognitive Science, and Distributed Systems seminar in the LSU Department of Computer Science on September 2, 2011.
Jeff Roland became Director of Undergraduate Studies for Philosophy, and James Rocha became Director of Undergraduate Recruitment for Philosophy. The philosophy faculty implemented mandatory advising for philosophy majors each semester in order to help them toward graduation and to make sure they are prepared for their post-graduation plans.
Jeff Roland, after going through a promotion and tenure review in spring 2011, received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, effective January 1, 2012.