Konecky to Present Friday's Faculty Lecture Series

September 19, 2011

Professor of Philosophy Stanley Konecky will present this month's Faculty Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Friday, September 23, in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall.

In "Naked Shame," Konecky will discuss how shame originates from others. He describes the lecture: "My aim is to show that shame comes about through the Other's look, that original shame is grounded in one's realization that the Other observes one in a way one can never observe oneself, and that there are significant consequences of this human reality. The Other's look shapes our body in its nakedness, makes it emerge, sculptures it, produces it as it is, and experiences it as we shall never experience it. We do not feel shame until we appear to the Other as shameful; shame is shame of oneself before the Other, who determines what we are, bed wetter or toilet trained, hateful or loveable, ugly or beautiful."

Konecky's lecture is the first of eight discussions during the 2010-11 academic year. Faculty members will discuss recent research in their fields, focusing on philosophy, popular culture, history, English, current events, and music. This year's other presenters (subject to change) include Associate Professor of Music Diane Paige, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw, Visiting Assistant Professor of English Brent Delanoy, Associate Professor of History Cherilyn Lacy, Professor of History Edythe Quinn, Professor of Anthropology Michael Woost, and Assistant Professor of Music Jason Curley.

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