Conference: “Crossing Frontiers: Existential Philosophy, Poetry, and Visual Arts in the Works of Benjamin Fondane”

Event time: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
Beinecke Library, Yale University See map
Event description:

Organizing Committee:

Michel Carassou, Association Benjamin Fondane (Paris)
Thomas Connolly, Yale University
Julia Elsky, Loyola University Chicago
Olivier Salazar-Ferrer, Association Benjamin Fondane / University of Glasgow 
Ramona Fotiade, Lev Shestov Studies Society, University of Glasgow


Association Benjamin Fondane (

The Lev Shestov Studies Society, University of Glasgow ( 

Keynote Speaker:

Kevin Hart, Edwin B Kyle Professor of Christian Studies, University of Virginia


Joseph Acquisto, University of Vermont
Bruce Baugh, University of Waterloo 
Michel Carassou, Association Benjamin Fondane
Nadja Cohen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Alexander Dickow, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
Cosana Eram, University of the Pacific
Ramona Fotiade, University of Glasgow
Eric Freedman,  Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights Research, Cardozo School of Law
Benjamin Guerin, Independent Scholar
Olivier Salazar-Ferrer,University of Glasgow
Joel Swanson,  University of Chicago Divinity School

Information TBA about an exhibition devoted to Benjamin Fondane curated by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as well as a screening of testimonies organized by the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.

This conference is sponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Yale University French Department, the Yale University Judaic Studies Program, and the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.