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Stand Alone/Invited Lectures

STAND ALONE/INVITED LECTURES:

  1. November 1992: paper given on “Henry James and Foucault” in the Linacre College, University of Oxford seminar series. Oxford, UK; invite mediated by Linacre Principal Sir Bryan Cartledge.
  2. (II-XI) November 1993: talk given on “French Post-Structuralism Today” to an audience of some 200 people at the Rotary Club of Perth, Western Australia (one of ten such talks I gave that year on the topic area at clubs throughout Western Australia and at Washington State) with my Rotary Counselor present, Harry William Sorensen, Chancellor, University of Western Australia.
  3. 2001: Hotel Evropa, Prague, Czech Republic, gave a 90 min. talk on “An American Scholar in Prague” to a group of continuing-education-adult-learners from the U.S.
  4. 18 March 2003: “The Colors and the (Spinozist) Bodies of Antonioni’s L’Avventura at F.A.M.U., Prague, Czech Republic; invite mediated by Dean Michal Bregant.
  5. 25 March 2003: “Cinema against Cinema: Welles and Resnais” at F.A.M.U, Prague, Czech Republic; invite mediated by Dean Michal Bregant.
  6. 8 April 2003: “Excessively Noir Film: Welles’s The Lady from Shangha and Touch of Evil at the Prague Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Dramatic Arts (F.A.M.U.), Prague, Czech Republic; invite mediated by Dean Michal Bregant.
  7. 20 November 2003: “Deleuze, Orson Welles and the Cinematic Baroque”, University of Szeged, Hungary.
  8. 20 November 2003: Presented a 45-minute Plenary Lecture, “James, Balzac, and the Politics of Money and Power”, at a conference English and American Studies Days, University of Szeged, Hungary/Europe. Venue: The Headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Chapter “Díszterem”. The other international plenary speaker was prof. Jonathan Veitch, The New School of Social Research, New York City, USA.
  9. 10 May 2005: lecture “Cinema Against Cinema, or The Orson Welles Hit Parade”, English Department, as invited prof. at Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France; invite mediated by prof. Annick Duperray and by prof. Joanny Moulin.
  10. 21 May 2005: conference/lecture “Philosophical and Literary Joy Machines: Deleuze’s The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque and Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, English Department, as invited professor at Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France; invite mediated by prof. Annick Duperray and by prof. Joanny Moulin.
  11. 21 May 2005: conference/lecture “Literary Space; or, Folding Blanchot onto Pynchon: Enlightenment Reason, the Global System and the Literary Neo-Baroque”, English Department, as invited prof. at Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France; invite mediated by prof. Annick Duperray and by prof. Joanny Moulin.
  12. 24 May 2005: conference/lecture “Deleuzian Film Aesthetics” for a Ph.D. seminar, Film Department., as visiting prof. at Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France; invite mediated by prof. Jean-Luc Lioult.
  13. 9 November 2005: public lecture “Cruelty, Money and Power: Pairing Balzac’s Eugénie Grandet (1833-34) with James’s Washington Square (1881)” given at the American Studies Division, English Department, University College, Cork, Ireland; invite mediated by prof. Damian Bracken.
  14. 10 November 2005: public lecture “Henry James’s The American Scene (1907): Money, Power and ‘Race’” delivered at the Historical Society, University College, Cork, Ireland; invite mediated by the medieval historian prof. Damian Bracken.
  15. 22 November 2005: On the invitation of Dean and prof. Jaroslav Váček gave a talk as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar alumnus, “Spinoza, Kafka, Deleuze and Guattari for a New Social and a New Economic”, Rotary Club of Prague-Old Town, Hotel Paris, Prague.
  16. 17 January 2006: public lecture “Multisensorial Evocations and Provocations of Lost Paradise: Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)” given at the Research Colloquium of prof. Aleida Assmann, English Department, Universität Konstanz, Germany; invite mediated by dr. Michael Frank.
  17. 16 May 2006: public lecture “Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line (1998) and Circulating within the Heideggerian Cinematic Image”, Philosophy Dept., Universität Wien, Austria; invite mediated by prof. Ludwig Nagl with prof. Herta Docekal-Nagl.
  18. 15 November 2006: public lecture “Shakespeare, Deleuze and Welles’s Chimes at Midnight, English Department, K.S.U., Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Invite mediated by prof. Don Hedrick as part of an ongoing Charles/K State faculty exchange program.
  19. 17 November 2006: public lecture on “Chiasmatic Forms of Baroque Existence, Community and Spectrality: Walter Benjamin and Guy Debord” at the English Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Invite mediated by prof. Don Hedrick as part of an ongoing Charles/K State faculty exchange program.
  20. 18 January 2007: lecture on “Cinema and Spiritual Life: Dreyer’s Early-Style La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928)” at The Evergeen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA. Invite mediated by prof. Setsuko Tsutsumi.
  21. 19 January 2010: lecture on “Lines of Light; or, Buster Keaton, Silence & the Unconscious” given at the Research Colloquium of prof. Aleida Assmann, English Department, Universität Konstanz, Germany; invite mediated by prof. Assmann & dr. Michael Frank.
  22. 17 July 2010: lecture on “City of Cosmos; or, Community & Communication” for a conference “Understanding the Other/the Stranger/the Foreigner”, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. Invited by Dr. Barbara Weber.
  23. 19 July 2010: lecture on “Orson Welles’s The Trial (1963)”, F.A.M.U., Prague, Czech Republic. Invited by prof. Ian Buchanan.
  24. January 2012: lecture to be announced, University of Winchester, Winchester, England, United Kingdom. Invited by Alasdair Spark, director of Internationalisation.
  25. 10 May 2012: lecture on “The Autopoiesis of Modernity: A Philosophical Baroque”, University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. Invited by prof. Shirley Sharon-Zisser.
  26. 10 September 2012: class lecture on “Stick to the Dream: New Figures of Temporality & of the Revolution of The Great Gatsby, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Invited by prof. Paul Levitt.
  27. 10 September 2012: public lecture on “Stick to the Dream: New Figures of Temporality & of the Revolution of The Great Gatsby, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Invited by prof. Paul Levitt.
  28. 17 October 2012: lecture “On Terry Eagleton”, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  29. 31 October 2012: lecture on “Forms of Immortality: Expression, the Fold, & the Spinozan Opportunity of Existence qua Deleuze & Zizek”, a Philosophy Research Seminar and the Cardiff branch of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Invited by prof. Christopher Norris.
  30. 22 November 2012: “On Spinoza & Contemporary Culture”, The Centre for Theoretical Studies at The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. Invited by prof. Ivan M. Havel.
  31. 25 November 2013: “A Few Notes on the Ornate Movements of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance (September 1916)”, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. Invited by Prof. Marcel Arbeit.


     

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