CultureLab • International Conference

Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

IFILNOVA | CultureLab
Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy and Literature

Marta Faustino | Bartholomew Ryan | Pietro Gori

Keynote speakers:
John Sellars | Douglas Cairns | George Pattison

09:30 – 10:00
10:00 – 11:00
Keynote Lecture 1
John Sellars: “Philosophical Lives in the History of Philosophy: A Case-Study for Philosophy as a Way of Life”

Chair: Marta Faustino
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 13:00
Session 1
Fábio Serranito: “Sophrosyne and the would-be tyrant: misunderstanding the art of living in Plato’s Charmides”
Hélder Telo: “Seneca’s Guide to a Long Short Life”
Federico Testa: “Nietzsche and Guyau on the Temporality of Epicurean Pleasure”

Chair: Alexandra Dias Fortes
13:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:30
Keynote Lecture 2
George Pattison: “Dostoevsky and the Celebration of Life”

Chair: Bartholomew Ryan
15:30 – 17:00
Session 2
Bartholomew Ryan: “Why can’t you beat time?: Art of Living/Art of Dying in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake”
Nélio Conceição: “Broken watches. Remarks on Faulkner and the arduous art of facing time”
Ana Falcato: “Memories of a Dead Fictioneer: an account of J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime”

Chair: Pietro Gori
17:00 – 17:30
17:30 – 19:00
Session 3
Bruno Duarte: “Unvoiced Language – Laurie Anderson’s ‘Heart of a Dog’”
Ana Mira: “Nijinsky’s life life death”
Antonio Moretti: “Bartleby or the principle of insufficient reason. On potentiality as an art of living”

Chair: Gianfranco Ferraro
10:00 – 11:00
Keynote Lecture 3
Douglas Cairns: “What it is like to die, according to Homer”

Chair: António Caeiro
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 13:00
Session 4
António Caeiro: “Tacitus on the human horizon (res mortalium), faith, chance and necessity”
Marta Faustino: “The Stoics and the art of dying at the right time”
Paolo Stellino: “Kant on Suicide as Self-Contradiction of Freedom”

Chair: Pietro Gori
13:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 16:00
Session 5
Alexandra Dias Fortes: “Wax and wane: Wittgenstein and Smithson”
Antonio Cardiello: “Vitangelo Moscarda and Bernardo Soares: two ‘outsiders’ in life”
Claudio Rozzoni: “Death and ‘Authentic’ Life in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time”

Chair: Ana Falcato
16:00 – 16:30
16:30 – 18:00
Session 6
Dina Mendonça: “The Sentiment of Rationality as a Way of Life”
Paulo Lima: “Between life and death. George Bataille’s eroticism”
Gianfranco Ferraro: “How to live in a dying time? Philosophy as apocalyptical exercise”

Chair: Marta Faustino
Book presentation
Ana Falcato & Antonio Cardiello, Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism (Palgrave, 2018)

Chair: Bartholomew Ryan