Curriculum vita

 

 

  Bruce Krajewski  
 
 
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Articles

"Hermeneutics and Rhetoric" and "Politics" for the Companion to Hermeneutics, eds. Chris Lawn and Niall Keane (forthcoming from Blackwell).

"The Dark Side of Phronesis: Revisiting the Political Incompetence of Philosophy," in Revista Classica (Brazil's journal for Classical Studies) 24 1/2: 7-21.

"The 2011 Mind-Set of Faculty" in the Chronicle of Higher Education (21 August 2011). See article online.

"Microcosmographia Administrativa: Being an Incomplete Set of Etiological Considerations" in the Times Higher Education Supplement (8 October 2009): 34-38.

"Rhetorical Conditioning: The Manchurian Candidate," in The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film and Film Theory, ed. David Blakesley (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003): 213-233.

"Wittgenstein's Remarks on Colour as Remarks on Racism," in Feminist Interpretations of Ludwig Wittgenstein, ed. Naomi Scheman and Peg O'Connor (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2002): 389-407.

"Gadamer's Aesthetics in Practice in Wer bin Ich und wer bist du?" in Maps and Mirrors: Topologies of Art and Politics, ed. Steve Martinot (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2001): 16-27.

(Co-translator, with David Darby) "Crowds and Power: A Conversation between Elias Canetti and Theodor W. Adorno"  in Critical Essays on Canetti, ed. David Darby (New York: G.K. Hall, 2000): 137-53.

"Hans-Georg Gadamer" in Encyclopedia of German Literature, ed. Matthias Konzett (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000): 319-21.

Two articles (one on Gadamer, the other on Hermeneutics) for The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia, ed. Charles B. Gray (New York: Garland, 1999): 325-26 and 367-69.

"South by Northwestern: Graff's Hitchcockian View of Multiculturalism" in Textual Studies in Canada 10/11 (1999): 213-18.

"Throwing Away Ladders: Response to Sutcliffe and Faber" in Textual Studies in Canada 10/11(1999): 227-31.

"Stanley Cavell's Political Reception: The Event Awaits," History of the Human Sciences  10.2 (1997): 113-126.

"Friedrich Nietzsche." Article for The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, ed. Theresa Enos (New York: Garland Publishing, 1996): 465-68.

Introduction to Symposium on John Milbank's Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason in Arachne 2.1 (1995): 105-8.

"Wittgenstein's Remarks on Colour as Remarks on Racism," West Coast Line (1994): 134-46.

"The Musical Horizon of Religion: Hans Blumenberg's Matthäuspassion," History of the Human Sciences 6.4 (1993): 81-95. 

Co-translator of Hans-Georg Gadamer's "The Expressive Power of Language: On the Function of Rhetoric for Knowledge," PMLA 107 (March 1992): 348-52.

Introduction for Hans-Georg Gadamer's "The Expressive Power of Language," PMLA 107 (March 1992): 345-47.

"Postmodernism, Allegory, and Hermeneutics in Brazil," Annals of Scholarship 6 (1989): 183-206.

Interview with John Searle, Iowa Journal of Literary Studies 8 (1987): 71-83.

Bi-weekly movie review column called "Remains to Be Seen" for The Sudbury Star (1996-97).

 

Conference Papers

October 2011 - "Outside Plato's Cave at The Tree of Life: Philosophical Takes on Terrence Malick's Heideggerian Worldview." Delivered at the conference of the Semiotic Society of America (Pittsburgh, PA).

July 2011 - "Rhetoric Wants to be the Law." Delivered at the conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (Bologna, Italy).

November 2010 - "Dead Silence: The Platonic Heritage of Esotericism in Continental Philosophy." Delivered at the conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (Honolulu, HI).

"The Man in the High Castle of Avenel, Nova Caesaria." Delivered at Hidden in Plain Sight: The Influence of Western Esoteric Movements on Modern Thought (San Jose, CA).

April 2008 -"Philosophical Voyeurism: The Cases of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Hans Blumenberg." Invited presentation for 41st meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association.

October 2007 - "Strategic Approaches to the New Academic Library." Delivered at Internet Librarian 2007 (Monterey, CA).

April 2007 - "Gadamer and the Dark Side of Phronesis: Revisiting the Political Incompetence of Philosophy." Invited paper for the 40th meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association.

April 2006 - "Speechless over a State Speech Requirement." Delivered at the annual convention of the Southern States Communication conference (Dallas). Invited paper for panel entitled "Through the Looking-Glass: Perspectives on Contemporary Communication Programs.

April 2004 - "Reoccupying the Platonic City by the Detour of Philosophy: Ficino and Gadamer on the Philebus." Delivered at the annual convention of the Renaissance Society of America (New York City).

December 1998 - "Encrypted Colleagues Consuming Students: The Politics of Technoculture."  Delivered at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association (San Francisco).

April 1998 - "The Idea of an Interdisciplinary North: Glenn Gould's Use of Voices." Delivered at meeting of Interdisciplinary Group in Humanities at Texas A&M University.

March 1997 - "Stanley Cavell's Voices." Delivered at 10th Anniversary Conference for History of the Human Sciences (Bristol, England).

Dec. 1996 - "The Idea of the North: Glenn Gould and Canada's Incorporation of Voices." Delivered at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association (Washington, D.C.).

May 1996 - (with Alan Shandro) "Deprogramming the Cybernetic Classroom: Principles of Radio-Active Learning." Delivered at Laurentian University's Fourth Annual Workshop on Teaching and Learning.

May 1995 - "The Rhetorical Myth of Law, and the Myth of Rhetoric as Law: The Case of Peter Goodrich." Delivered at meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (Montréal).

April 1995 - "The Myth of Law, and the Myth of Rhetoric as Law: The Case of Peter Goodrich." Delivered at 16th annual Discourse Analysis Conference (Philadelphia).

Nov. 1994 - "Blindly Putting Someone Else's House in Order: On Dangerous Ground." Delivered at annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Chicago). Linked by Disability Films in England.

April 1993 - "The Impertinence of Theory." Delivered at conference titled "The Human Sciences in the Age of Theory" at the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario).

May 1991 - "Hans Blumenberg and Metaphorology." Delivered at annual meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (Montréal).

Dec. 1990 - "The Threshold of Theory Is the Threshold of Practice." Delivered at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (Chicago).

April 1990 - "Reoccupying the 18th Century: Postmodernism's Response to the Legitimacy of the Modern Age." Delivered at annual meeting of the American Society for 18th-Century Studies (Minneapolis, MN)

Dec. 1989 - "The Simple Hermeneutics of 'The Purloined Letter.'" Delivered at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (Washington, D.C.).

Nov. 1989 - "Cavell after Wittgenstein after Heidegger." Delivered at the annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Minneapolis, MN).

May 1989 - "Hans Blumenberg on Novels and Reality." Delivered at annual meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (Atlanta, GA).

April 1988 - "Gadamer's Aesthetics in Practice in Wer bin Ich und wer bist Du?" Delivered at annual meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (Notre Dame, IN).

March 1986 - "Wittgenstein, Bakhtin, and Literary Theory." Delivered at annual meeting of the Missouri Philological Association (Kansas City, MO).

Dec. 1985 - "Against Clarity: Hermeneutics and Writing." Delivered at annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (Philadelphia, PA).

Aug. 1985 - "Hermeneutics and the Rehabilitation of Rhetoric." Delivered at the meeting of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (St. John's, Oxford).

 
  Journals


Editor, Arachnē (1994-96)

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Review of Hans Blumenberg's Präfiguration: Arbeit am politischen Mythos (Suhrkamp, 2014), forthcoming in Common Knowledge.

Review of Hakan Tell's Plato's Counterfeit Sophists (Harvard UP, 2011) in Philosophy and Rhetoric 45.3 (Fall 2012): 343-50. See review online.

Review of Hans Blumenberg's Paradigms for a Metaphorology (Cornell UP, 2010), trans. Robert Savage, and Blumenberg's Care Crosses the River (Stanford UP, 2010) in Common Knowledge (Spring 2012): 358-59. See review online.

Review of Christina Tarnopolsky's Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants: Plato's Gorgias and the Politics of Shame (Princeton UP, 2010) in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. See review online.

Review of Nancy Worman's Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens (Cambridge UP, 2008) in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (October 2009). See review online.

Review of Santiago Zabala's The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat in Common Knowledge 15.2 (Spring 2009): 219. See review online.

Review of James K. Lyon's Paul Celan and Martin Heidegger: An Unresolved Conversation, 1951-1970 in Modernism/Modernity 14.3 (2007): 589-91. See review online.


Review of Bryan Garsten's Saving Persuasion: A Defense of Rhetoric and Judgment in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (February 2007). See review online.

Review of David Damrosch's What is World Literature? in College Literature 32.4 (Fall 2005): 234-36. See review online.

Review of Joseph Leo Koerner's The Reformation of the Image in Renaissance Quarterly 58.2 (Summer 2005): 652-54.

Review of Jean Grondin's Hans-Georg Gadamer: A Biography in Common Knowledge 11.2 (Spring 2005): 353. 

Review of Ramona Naddaff's Exiling the Poets. The Production of Censorship in Plato's "Republic" in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (February 2004). See review online.

Review of The Questions of Tenure, ed. Richard P. Chait in South Atlantic Review 68.2 (2003) 129-32.

Review of Anne Carson's Economy of the Unlost: Reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (February 2003). See review online.

Review of John McCumber’s Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era in Radical Philosophy 112 (2002): 51-3.

Review of Victor Klemperer's The Language of the Third Reich in Modern Language Quarterly 63.1 (2002): 133-136.

Review of Nicholson Baker’s Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper  in South Atlantic Review 66.4 (2001): 196-199.

Review of Literary Criticisms of Law, ed. Guyora Binder and Robert Weisberg in South Atlantic Review 66.1 (2001): 205-207.

Review of Geoff Waite's Nietzsche's Corps/e in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 38.1(1999): 178-82.

Review of Kathy Eden's Hermeneutics and the Rhetorical Tradition in Rhetorica 17.1 (1999): 104-8.

Review of Hans Blumenberg's Shipwreck with Spectator in Common Knowledge 7.3 (1998): 112.

Review of Adrian del Caro's The Early Poetry of Paul Celan in South Central Review 15 (Fall-Winter 1998): 79-81.

Review of Rhetoric in an Antifoundational World, ed. Michael Bernard-Donals and Richard Glejzer, Rhetoric Society Quarterly 28 (Summer 1998): 102-106.

Review of Marjorie Perloff's Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary, Arachne 5.1 (1998): 185-89.

Review of George A. Kennedy's Comparative Rhetoric in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (Fall 1997).  See review online.

Review of Gianni Vattimo's Beyond Interpretation: The Meaning of Hermeneutics for Philosophy, Philosophy in Review, 17, #5 (October 1997): 393-95.

Review of The Recovery of Rhetoric: Persuasive Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences, ed. R.H. Roberts and J.M.M. Good, and Rhetoric, Sophistry, Pragmatism, ed. Stephen Mailloux, Arachne 4.1 (1997): 227-33.

Review of Horace Fairlamb's Critical Conditions: Postmodernity and the Question of Foundations, Philosophy and Literature 20 (1996), pp. 271-72.

Review of Joseph Leo Koerner's The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art in Renaissance Quarterly 49.1 (Spring 1996): 180-81.

Review of Brigitte Peucker's Incorporating Images: Film and the Rival Arts in Arachnē 2.2 (1995): 270-72.

Review of Stanley Cavell's A Pitch of Philosophy: Autobiographical Essays in Philosophy and Literature (Oct. 1994): 363-65.

Review of Stanley Rosen's The Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry in Canadian Philosophical Reviews (August 1994): 286-88.

Review of Joseph Leo Koerner's Caspar David Friedrich in Arachnē: A Journal of Language and Literature 1 (1994): 131-136.

Review of Stanley Cavell's Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome in Philosophy and Literature 17 (1993): 156-58.

Review of Gianni Vattimo's The End of Modernity in Chicago Review 37 (1991): 187-92.

Review of Stanley Cavell's In Quest of the Ordinary in Review of Metaphysics (December 1989): 393-94.

Review of Robert Sullivan's Political Hermeneutics: The Early Thinking of Hans-Georg Gadamer in Review of Metaphysics (December 1990): 441-42.

Review of Peter Sloterdijk's Critique of Cynical Reason in Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 22 (Spring 1989): 61-64.

Review of Vicki Hearne's Adam's Task in Quarterly Journal of Speech (May 1988): 267-69.

Review of Joel Weinsheimer's Gadamer's Hermeneutics in SubStance 53 (1987): 89-91.


OTHER CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

February 2007 - Participant in American Council on Education Workshop for Chairs (San Diego, CA).

April 2002 - Organized meeting of Georgia Poetry Society at Georgia Southern University.

February 2002 - Organized workshop on the teaching of non-Western literature.  Workshop designed for university, college, and high school instructors who teach World Literature courses (Savannah, GA).

October 1999 - Chair of panel on writings of Kazuo Ishiguro at annual meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association (Memphis, TN).

Sept. 1995 - Co-organizer of "Cinema's Chromatic Scales: Notes on Music, Conversations on Colour," a panel discussion to kick off Sudbury Film Festival.

Sept. 1994 - Co-organizer of "Women, Violence, and the Real World of Cinema," a panel discussion and screening to kick off the Sudbury Film Festival.

May 1994 - Coordinator of special session "Poetry Outside the Limits of Philosophical Reason Alone: Individual Cases" held at the annual meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (Edmonton, Alberta).

Dec. 1993 - Coordinator of special session "Kierkegaard's Either/Or after 150 Years" held at the 1993 meeting of the Modern Language Association (Toronto).

Sept. 1993 - Co-organizer of "Cinema, Sexuality, Censorship," a Laurentian University film conference, co-sponsored by the Sudbury Film Festival.

May 1992 - Coordinator of special session "The Claim of the Person in Levinas" held at conference titled "Passions, Persons, Powers" (Berkeley, CA).

Dec. 1989 - Coordinator of special session "Hans Blumenberg's Work in the Eighties: Texts since Work on Myth" held at annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (Washington, D.C.).

Nov. 1989 - Respondent for panel "Modern Fiction as Cultural Criticism" at annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Minneapolis, MN).

Nov. 1989 - Coordinator of special session "Thinking through Stanley Cavell" at annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Minneapolis, MN).

AWARDS

2009 - $10,000 research stipend from TWU's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for work about a writer of esoterica.

1997 - Modern Language Association's Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work awarded for Gadamer on Celan.

1996 - Awarded $1,062 from Laurentian University Research Fund for a triad of essays on Charles Bernstein, Peter Goodrich, and Glenn Gould.

1995 - Awarded $10,000 from Laurentian University Fundraising Committee for publication of Arachne

1994 - Performance Award from Dean's office

1994 - Awarded $2,600 from Laurentian University Research Fund

1993 - Awarded Merit Increment

1993 - Awarded $2,100 seed grant from Laurentian University.

1992 - Awarded NEH Summer Seminar grant to participate in seminar titled "Law and Religion in the Bible" held at Cornell University.

1992 - (with David Darby) $2,560 award from SSHRCC Small Universities Program for the second year of The Language and Literature Seminar.

1992 - $600 award from Laurentian University Research Fund to continue work on connection between religion and literature.

1991 - $800 award from Laurentian University Research Fund for work on producing introduction to translation of Gadamer's book on Paul Celan's poetry.

1991 - (with David Darby) $950 award from SSHRCC Small Universities Program for organizing a series of interdisciplinary faculty talks (with guest speakers) in the Language and Literature Seminar.
 

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