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Moral thinking in artworks of economic success and economic failure

This seminar explores the relationship between ideas about morality and portrayals of economic success and failure in artworks from the United States and Latin America.  Check out the IPFW Endeavors publication, on the Seminar, here.





photo stephen buttesStephen Buttes; International Language and Culture Studies; College of Arts and Sciences; Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; buttess@ipfw.edu





photo andrew kopecAndrew Kopec; Department of English and Lingusitics; College of Arts and Sciences; Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; kopeca@ipfw.edu





Seminar Events:



ANDREW KOPEC and STEPHEN BUTTES

Reading Group Discussion



April 18th 12:00-1:00pm

IPFW's Campus; Liberal Arts Building; Room 160

The reading group will continue to discuss the topic of Moral Thinking in Artworks of Economic Success and Economic Failure.  They invite faculty and students to engage in conversation about specific works of art (films, novels and poetry) as well as philosophy and criticism.




photo bruno bosteels



BRUNO BOSTEELS

The Poverty of Literature



April 5th at 7:00-8:30pm

IPFW's campus; Neff Hall; Room 101

Bruno Bosteels is Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including Badiou and Politics (Duke University Press, 2011), The Actuality of Communism (Verso, 2011) and Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis and Religion in Times of Terror (Verso, 2012), as well as numerous translations and dozens of articles on European philosophy, political theory and Latin American literature and culture. He has served as editor of the academic journal Diacritics. As part of the Indiana University Consortium on the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society seminar series, “Moral Thinking in Artworks of Economic Failure and Economic Success,” Professor Bosteels will be presenting “The Poverty of Literature,” a talk featuring new work on Mexican author Juan Rulfo’s short story collection The Burning Plain.

For more on Bosteels click here.



ANDREW KOPEC and STEPHEN BUTTES

Reading Group Discussion



March 14th 12:00-1:00pm

IPFW's Campus; Liberal Arts Building; Room 160

The reading group will discuss the topic of Moral Thinking in Artworks of Economic Success and Economic Failure.  They invite faculty and students to engage in conversation about specific works of art (films, novels and poetry) as well as philosophy and criticism.