8:00-9:00 - Coffee & Registration 

9:00-9:55 - George Belic, University of Florida, Teaching Philosophy and Tragedy

10:00-10:55 - Nicholas Vallone, University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Role of Noetic Feelings in o ur Cognitive Lives

11:00-12:15 - Keynote Speaker: Thomas Flynn, Emory University, Facing the Tragic in an Absurd World

12:30-2:00 - Lunch

2:15-3:10 - Kari Hanson, Western Michigan University, No Terrible Beauties

3:15-4:10 - Kyle Boerstler, Florida State University, Advance Directives and Transformative Experiences

4:10-4:40 - Coffee Break 

4:45-5:40 - Chris Lott, University of Georgia, A Deadline, an Ultimatum, a n End: Tragedy and the Critical Subject in Beckett, Bernhard and Gaddis

5:45-6:40 - Claire Kirwin, University of Chicago, Beyond the Birth: Nietzsche’ s Later Thoughts on Tragedy