***Times Listed Below are Eastern Standard Time

Due to rising Covid cases in Michigan, we have made the decision to move this year’s conference fully on-line. We will post details about how to join the conference here in the coming days.

If you have already paid for dues, conference fees, or banquet fees will will refund those through PayPal. It may take a couple of days for these to process, but if you do not see your refund on your account after that time please let us know.

The official conference program is here, and the schedule of events is below. Note that the schedule may change as we shift to the fully virtual format.

To join the conference sessions, just use the zoom links below.

Link to join Day 1 (Thursday)

Link to join Day 2 (Friday)

Link to join Day 3 (Saturday)

Conference Schedule (times listed are eastern time zone)

Thursday October 7

1:15-1:30 PM Welcome and Announcements

1:30-2:30 PM Theodore George, Texas A&M | Gadamer on the Geopolitics of Translation

2:30-2:45 PM Break

2:45-4:00 PM Invited Speaker: Catherine Homan, Mount Mary University | Remembering the Future: From the Poetic to the Political

4:00-4:15 PM Break

4:15-5:45 PM Keynote Address: Bruce Ellis Benson, University of Vienna | Having Faith in Improvisation

Friday October 8

9:30-10:30 AM John Arthos, Indiana |The ‘Unshapely Form’ of the Work: Parsing the Structure of an Irresolvable Paradox

10:30-10:45 AM Break

10:45-12:00 PM Invited Speaker: Melissa Freeman, University of Georgia | The Event of Art’s Perturbation

12:00-1:30 PM Break

1:30-2:30 PM John V. James, Dallas (Graduate Student Prize Winner) | On the Several Senses of Forgetting in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics

2:30-2:45 PM Break

2:45-3:45 PM Text discussion session | Gadamer’s “Goethe and Mozart: The Problem of Opera” (1991)

3:45-4:00 PM Break

4:00-6:00 PM Author Meets Critics | Hermeneutics as Critique (Columbia UP)
Speaker: Chris Manno, Portland
Speaker: Cynthia Nielsen, Dallas
Speaker: Iaan Reynolds, Villanova
Speaker: David Vessey, Grand Valley State
Speaker: Darren Walhof, Grand Valley State
Respondent: Lorenzo Simpson, Stony Brook

Saturday October 9

9:30-10:30 AM Pavan Brar, Duquesne | A Contribution to a Philosophical-Hermeneutic Approach to Musical Understanding

10:30-10:45 AM Break

10:45-12:00 PM Invited Speaker: Mirela Oliva, Univ. of St. Thomas (Houston) | Displacement and Life Changes

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Break (Lunch)

1:30-2:30 PM Business Meeting, All Members Welcome

2:30-3:30 PM Niall Keane (Padova) | The Temporality of the Artwork and the Temporality of the Cosmos: Gadamer on Play, Symbol, Festival

3:30-3:45 PM Break

3:45-5:15 PM Keynote Address: Dan Tate, St. Bonaventure | Gadamer on Lyric and the Recovery of Language