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THE AMERICAN WEIL SOCIETY

PAST COLLOQUY

To view the program from a past American Weil Society Colloquy, please click on the appropriate link below. You can request copies of these papers, for a nominal fee, by emailing Dr. Eric O. Springted at eospringsted@aol.com.

Colloquy XXIX (2009): Simone Weil: Are We Ready Yet?

Colloquy XXVIII (2008): The Nature of Grace and the Grace in Nature

Colloquy XXVII (2007): Simone Weil and the Concept of Love

Colloquy XXVI (2006): Simone Weil and Mysticism

Colloquy XXV (2005): Simone Weil and Colonialism

Colloquy XXIV (2004): The Issues of "The Iliad: Poem of Force."

Colloquy XXIII (2003): After Classical Science: Simone Weil's Philosophy of Nature

Colloquy XXII (2002): Simone Weil and the O/other

Colloquy XXI (2001): The Christian Platonism of Simone Weil

Colloquy XX (2000): Open Theme

Colloquy XIX (1999): The Nature of Learning

Colloquy XVIII (1998): Spirituality: East and West

Colloquy XVII (1997): Justice and Civil Society

Colloquy XVI (1996): Simone Weil and Politics

Colloquy XV (1995): The Concept of Beauty

Colloquy XIV (1994): Nature and Culture

Colloquy XIII (1993): L'Enracinement/The Need for Roots

Colloquy XII (1992): Simone Weil and the Concept of the Person

Colloquy XI (1991): Simone Weil's Philosophy of Culture

Colloquy X (1990): Simone Weil and the Problem of Meaning and Interpretation

Colloquy IX (1989): Simone Weil and Education

Colloquy VIII (1988): Simone Weil: God and the Soul

Colloquy VII (1987): Simone Weil and the World of Religions

Colloquy VI (1986): Simone Weil: Spirit and Culture

Colloquy V (1985): Simone Weil and Culture

Colloquy IV (1984): Simone Weil and Spirituality

Colloquy III (1983): Simone Weil and Social Relations

Colloquy II (1982): Simone Weil and Language

Colloquy I (1981): 1st Annual Colloquy


Colloquy XXIX (2009): Simone Weil: Are We Ready Yet?

Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Dino Alfier, University of the Arts, London, "Taming Proteus Today: Art and Attention in Simone Weil."

Joseph Cosgrove, Providence College, "Weil and Weyl on Mathematical Physics: Connections between Simone Weil and Phenomenology."

E. Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "Despair is the Handmaiden of War."*

Tomeu Barcelo Estelrich, Boston College, "Simone Weil on Modern Disequilibrium."*

Cynthia Gayman, Murray State University, "An Ethical Account of the Self Who Might Be Otherwise: Simone Weil and Judith Butler."*

Coy Jones, University of Chicago, and Krista Duttenhaver, University of Notre Dame, "Power, Subjectivity and Resistance in the Thought of Simone Weil and Michel Foucault."*

Vance Morgan, Providence College, "Simone Weil and Erotic Pedagogy."

Christopher Nelson, South Texas College, "'To Make Known This Method': Simone Weil and the Business of Institutional Education."*

Jesse Perrillo, Loyola University Chicago, "Reading Weil at Walter Reed: Affliction, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the Just War Tradition."

A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone and Lucian Stone, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, "The 'War' on Error? Violent Metaphor and Words with Capital Letters."*

Mario von der Ruhr, University of Swansea, Swansea, Wales, "Christianity and the Errors of Our Time: Simone Weil on Atheism and Idolatry."*

Inese Radzins, Pacific School of Religion, "Truly Incarnated: Simone Weil's Revised Christianity."*

Larry Schmidt and Paul York, University of Toronto, "An Explanation of the Role of Christ as Counter-mimetic Scapegoat, as Seen through the Lens of Simone Weil's Social Activism."

Eric O. Springsted, The Reformed Institute of Washington, "Mystery and Philosophy."*

Mindy Young-Lawson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, "An Aesthetics of Liberation: Attending to the Post/colonial Artist."

* Essays marked with an asterisk will be printed in a volume, The Relevance of the Radical: Simone Weil 100 Years Later (Continuum Press, 2009), edited by A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone and Lucian Stone.

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Colloquy XXVIII (2008): The Nature of Grace and the Grace in Nature

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

E. Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "Only the Agency of Grace...."

John Dunaway, "Reflections on Mother Teresa and Simone Weil."

Tomeu Barcelo Estelrich, Boston College, "Holy Grace, Holy Distance. Simone Weil and the Construction of an Architecture in the Soul."

Debra Jensen and Saundra Lipton Mount Royal College and University of Calgary, Report on the project of an annotated bibliography of works on Weil published since 1995.

James McDonald, McMaster University, "Attention and Modern Forms of Affliction: A Weilian Response to 'Technological Nihilism.'"

Sarah MacMillen, Duqesne University, "Simone Weil and the British Social Philosopher Gillian Rose."

Marie Cabaud Meaney, Villanova University, "The Natural as Enemy of the Supernatural? Creon versus Antigone."

Vance Morgan, Providence College, "Grace Tangled with Violence: Looking Behind 'Christ's Tender Smile.'"

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "The Weilian Background to The End of Ethics in a Technological Society."

Eric Springsted, Trenton, NJ, "Simone Weil's Theology of Culture: Inspiration and Its Outworkings."

Lucian Stone, Southern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville, ""Lighten Up: The Sense of Humor in Weil's Life and Work."

A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone, Webster University, "The Taste 'Beyond': Savoring an Aesthetics of Grace."

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Colloquy XXVII (2007): Simone Weil and the Concept of Love

St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bartomeu Estelrich Barcelo, Ponitifical University of Comillas (Spain), "The Eyes of Love: God, Love, and Looking in Simone Weil's Philosophy."

E. Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "Irrational Love Confronts Brute Force: Simone Weil's Mystical-Political Philosophy."

Bernard Doering, University of Notre Dame, "Simone Weil and Jacques Maritain: A "Grande Amitié" Never Fulfilled?"

Vance Morgan, Providence College, "The King and the Maiden: Reflections on Weil, Kierkegaard, and the Moment."

Inese Radzins, Pacific School of Religion, "Simone Weil's Politics of 'Love': Toward a Post-Colonial Critique of Power."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "The Paradoxical Influence of Simone Weil, 'the Thinker and the Saint,' on George Grant, Canada's Pre-eminent Twentieth-Century Philosopher."

Eric O. Springsted, The Center of Theological Inquiry, "Love and Intellect."

A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone, Webster University, "American Idols: The Social Destructiveness of Distractedness."

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Colloquy XXVI (2006): Simone Weil and Mysticism

Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island

Tomeu Estelrich I Barcelo, Ponticial Universite de Comillas, Madrid, "'Christ lui-meme est descendu et m'a prise.' An Approximation of the Irruption of Christ in Simone Weil's Life as Interpreted through the Christian Tradition."

Maria Clara Bingemer, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, "Simone Weil: Intellectual Vocation as Mystical Experience."

Joseph Cosgrove, Providence College, "Weil's Number Mysticism and the History of Science."

E. Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "Simone Weil and Krishna: A Mystique of Force."

Krista Duttenhaver, University of Notre Dame, "To Love Everything without Distinction: Weil's Mysticism of the Relational Self."

Christine Evans, Lesley University, "Simone Weil's New York 1942."

Fanny Howe, University of California, San Diego, "The Child."

Vance Morgan, Providence College, "Scorched by Love: Weilian Mysticism in Iris Murdoch's Nuns and Soldiers."

Sarah Pinnock, Trinity University, "Embodied Mysticism of the Annihilated Self: Weil and Irigaray."

Inese Radzins, Florida State University, "Choric Inspiration: Simone Weil's Apophatic Cosmology."

Mario von der Ruhr, University of Wales, Swansea, "Last Things- D.Z. Phillips and Simone Weil on Death and Immortality."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "The World Unravelling: Simone Weil and Willem Vanderbur on Modern Science, Algebra, and the Labyrinth of Technology."

Eric O. Springsted, Center of Theological Inquiry, "God's Only Power is Love"

A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, "An 'Uncomfortable Companion': Apologia for Simone Weil's Pure Love."

Miklos Veto, Villanova University, The Good according to Simone Weil."

Also: Film: Cathy Crane, Ithaca College, "Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil."

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Colloquy XXV (2005): Simone Weil and Colonialism

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Simone Weil and Colonialism

Richard Bell, The College of Wooster, "Justice and Spirituality: Reflections with Vaclav Havel and Simone Weil."

Joseph Cosgrove, Providence College, "Simone Weil and Two Stoicisms."

E. Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "Two Compressed Springs: Colonialism and War."

John Dunaway, Mercer University, "Toward a Weil Philosophy of Vocation."

Kit Fan, University of York, "Between the Blank Page and the Poem: Reading Simone Weil in Contemporary Poets."

Clare Fischer, Starr King School, GTU, "Colonizing Weil: Appropriating the Subject."

Ruthann Johansen, University of Notre Dame, "Simone Weil's Ethic of the Other: Explicating Fictions through Fiction."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "George Grant's Elaboration of Simone Weil's Insights into Colonialism, Technology and Deracination."

Eric O. Springsted, General Theological Seminary, "The Kingdom of the Saints: Art in Colonial New Mexico: A Weilian Return."

Also: A time of remembrance of Martin Andic, who died shortly before this colloquy.

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Colloquy XXIV (2004): The Issues of "The Iliad: Poem of Force."

The Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Weil and Plotinus."

E. Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "Weil's Iliad: Circles of Violence and War."

Christine Evans, Lesley College, "Two Wartime Responses to the Iliad: Simone Weil's l'Iiade, ou le poéme de lac force' and Rachel Bespaloff's De l'Iiade."

Ruthann Johansen, University of Notre Dame, "Unmasking Force: The Wounded Word in Flannery O'Connor and Simone Weil."

Bernard MacKinnon, Yarmouth, ME, "Afflicted Warriors: Simone Weil, the Iliad and the Trauma of War."

Vance Morgan, Providence College, "Geometry and Virtue."

Annie Pirruccello, University of San Diego, "Simone Weil and Koan Study."

Maggie Ross, Auke Bay, AK, "Force, Fragility and the Art of Kenosis."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Simone Weil and Eric Voegelin's Critiques of Scientism."

Eric O. Springsted, General Theological Seminary, "Moral Clarity in War."

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Colloquy XXIII (2003): After Classical Science: Simone Weil's Philosophy of Nature

Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Weil and Aristotle."

Richard H. Bell, The College of Wooster, "Weil on Colonialism and Empire."

E. Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "Joy in the Reality of the World."

Christina Hutchins, GTU, "Walking under Words of War: Abstractions -Dynamism of Creation."

Megan Laverty, Montclair State College, "The Moral Significance of Natural Beauty: Kant and Weil."

Lissa McCullough, Muhlenberg College, "Weil's Theology of Nature: Good or Evil?"

Vance Morgan, Providence College, "Weil on Science, Mathematics and Love."

Annie Pirruccello and Daniel Sheehan, University of San Diego, "Physics?"

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Weil's Characterization of Algebra as a 'Monster of Modernity.'"

Eric O. Springsted, General Theological Seminary, "Looking for the New St. Benedict: Attention and the Formation of Community."

Kimberly Whitney, GTU, "The Need for Growing Soul Roots: Cultural and Ecological Senses of (dis) Place."

Also: After dinner presentation: Joanna Macy, "Weil and Systems Theory."

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Colloquy XXII (2002): Simone Weil and the O/other

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Diogenes Allen Princeton Theological Seminary, "Sartre and Murdoch on the Otherness of Things."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "The Loving Intellect."

Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "The Need for Roots, Rights and Responsibilities: Two UN Proposals."

Clare Fischer, Starr King School, GTU, "Ethics of Responsibility: Weil and Levinas."

Megan Laverty, Montclair State University, "Responding Ethically: Murdoch and Weil on Attention."

Scott Marratto, University of Toronto, "Mapping Common Ground in the Moral Philosophies of Levinas and Weil."

Patrick Martin, University of Notre Dame, "A Trinitarian Approach to Alterity in the Thought of Simone Weil."

Michael Ross, Catholic University, "Simone Weil's Altruism: Humility as a Transcendental Virtue."

Eric Springsted, General Theological Seminary, "From Solipsism to Intimacy: An Experiment in Spiritual Biography."

William Vaughn, Ashland University, "Indiscretion with Regard to the Unsayable: Weil to the Postmodern."

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Colloquy XXI (2001): The Christian Platonism of Simone Weil

University of Notre Dame

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "The Need for History."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Freedom in Boethius and Weil."

Richard Bell, The College of Wooster, "Justice: Retributive or Restorative? Reflections on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission with Simone Weil."

Louis Dupré, Yale University, "Christian Platonism: Its Past and Future."

Christine Evans, Lesley College, "Completing the Unfinished: Analyses of the Debacle 1940-43 by Simone Weil and Some Contemporaries."

Emmanuel Gabellieri, Université Catholique de Lyon, "Reworking Platonism: Simone Weil's Trinitarianism."

J.P. Little, St. Patrick's College, Dublin, 'Simone Weil and Tantric Buddhism."

Florence de Lussy, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, "'To on' Quleque chose sans nom sur quoi l'esprit bute."

Lissa McCullough, University of Chicago, "Simone Weil's Platonism? The Argument Against."

Vance Morgan, Providence College, "Simone Weil and the Divine Poetry of Mathematics."

Michel Narcy, Centre National de Recherches Scientifique, Paris, "Limites et signifiation du platonisme de Simone Weil."

Cyril O'Regan, University of Notre Dame, "Counter Mimesis and Simone Weil's Christian Platonic Hint for Overcoming the Glamor of Evil."

Inese Radzins, Vanderbilt University, "Model and Monogenes: Simone Weil's Timaeus and Trinitarian Creation."

Patricia Reynaud. Miami University, "Prise de propositions de Simone Weil sur le 'monde du mélange.'"

Michael Ross, Catholic University, "Simone Weil on the Good: The Early and Middle Years."

Larry Schmidt and Pat Patterson, University of Toronto, "The Christian Materialism of Simone Weil."

Eric O. Springsted, Princeton Theological Seminary, "'I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine...'"

David Tracy, University of Chicago, "Simone Weil: Tragedy, Plato and Christianity."

Miklos Veto, Université de Poitiers, "Simone Weil: Between Platon and Kant."

Also: Dramatic reading of Stephanie Strickland's "The Red Virgin" by students in the Notre Dame Course, 'Simone Weil: Justice, Grace, and Creativity."

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Colloquy XX (2000): Open Theme

St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Precision in Emily Dickinson and Simone Weil."

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "Past as Presence."

Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "The Evolution of Revolution in the Early Writings of Simone Weil."

John Dunaway, Mercer University, "Simone Weil and the Conflict between Science and Religion."

Clare Fischer, Graduate Theological Union, "Hopes for Redeemed Work: A Comparison of Flora Tristan and Simone Weil."

Lissa McCullough, University of Chicago, "Simone Weil and the Body."

Vance Morgan, Providence College "A Papal Visit to the Nuptial Chamber."

Michael Ross, Catholic University, "Simone Weil and Radical Orthodoxy."

Larry Schmidt & Scott Marratto, University of Toronto, "The Measure of Justice: The Language of Limit in the Writings of Simone Weil."

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Colloquy XIX (1999): The Nature of Learning

Meadville Lombard Theological School, Chicago, IL

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Amor Fati."

Richard Bell, The College of Wooster, "Learn to Be Attentive in Order...To Be Just ."

E. Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "The Power of Words to Lead and Mislead: Simone Weil, Educator/Journalist."

James Kemp, Sonoma, CA, "How Simone Weil's Vision of Creaton Shortstops the Proliferating Woo Woo Exploitations of Contemporary Science."

Michael Khatib, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, "Weil on the Role of Materiality in Human Perfection."

Lissa McCullough, University of Chicago, "Simone Weil on the Body as the Organ of Learning and Doing."

Ann Pirruccello, University of San Diego, "Somatic Modes Skillful Means."

Michael Ross, Catholic University, "The Spirituality of Work in Simone Weil."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Simone Weil's Understanding of Adolf Hitler: A Genius of 'The Physics of Human Matter.'"

Don Smith, "Simone Weil's Educational Philosophy in Theory and Practice."

Eric Springsted, Princeton Theological Seminary, "Spiritual Apprenticeship."

Shannan Vance, McCormick Theological Seminary "Uprootedness and Education."

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Colloquy XVIII (1998): Spirituality: East and West

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "Christianity's Relation to Other Faiths."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Dionysios."

Richard H. Bell, The College of Wooster, "The Tao of Compassion: Simone Weil, Lao Tzu and Confucius."

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "Perspective and Marseilles."

Christine Evans, Lesley College, "Simone Weil's Bhagavad Gita."

Clare Fischer, Starr King School, Graduate Theological Union, "Weil and Tagore: Mystics and the Literary Imagination."

Stacy Langton, University of San Diego, "Brother André."

Elizabeth Robinson, Berkeley, CA, "Absence/Presence: Simone Weil, Mystic Speech, and the Oblivion of Acceptance."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "The Theology of the Cross: Simone Weil's Spirituality and Protestant Thought."

Shannan Vance, The College of Wooster, "Affliction and Attention in the Thought of Simone Weil and Gustavo Guiterrez."

Also: "Sky Farm" Video presentation by Fanny Howe with Dunstan Morrissey.

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Colloquy XVII (1997): Justice and Civil Society

The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Attention as Linked to Compassion, Work and Justice."

Richard Bell, The College of Wooster, "Community and Politics: Human Needs and Civic Obligations."

Sr. Mary Bernard Curran, St. Paul's Convent, Memphis, TN, "Weil: The Love of God, Faith and Belief and a New Civil Society."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Simone Weil and Georg Cantor: Her Use of the Mathematical Analogy of Cantor's Transfinite Mathematics to Describe Her Ultimate Religious Realization."

Alec Irwin, Harvard University, "Community of the Wound: Selfhood, Sacrifice, and Community in Simone Weil and George Bataille."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Simone Weil and the Unabomber: Two Revolutionary Responses to the Breakdown of Justice in Civil Society."

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "The Politics of Perception."

Also: Symposium: "Law, Justice and Community." Panelists: James Boyd White, Solomon Oliver, Jr., and Ronald K.L. Collins.

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Colloquy XVI (1996): Simone Weil and Politics

Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA.

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Simone Weil and Prometheus."

Richard Bell, The College of Wooster, "Simone Weil and Post-Holocaust Judaism."

Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, Berekeley, CA, "Simone Weil and Transformation in Italy."

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "Simone Weil's Poetics Considered in Light of Marina Tsvetseva."

E. Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "What Is Just Is Possible: The Strikes of 1936. Illusions and Disillusions."

Christine Evans, Lesley College, "The Literary Depiction of Motivation and Choice: The Unrepresentable and the Unrepresented in Venise Sauvée and Mallarmé's Ideological Novel."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Simone Weil's Spiritual Autobiography."

Robert McKibben, Standish, ME, "Simone Weil and Progress."

Joseph Prabhu, Visiting Scholar, GTU, "Simone Weil and Contemporary Discussions of Human Rights."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Simone Weil and Eric Vogelin: Political Philosophers within Christianity."

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "Thou Hast Given Me Room: Simone Weil's Retheologizing of the Political."

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Colloquy XV (1995): The Concept of Beauty

The Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Simone Weil and Vincent van Gogh."

Richard Beauchesne, Emmanuel College, "Simone Weil's Political Theory."

Katherine Brueck, Mount St. Mary's College, "The Tragic Poetics of Simone Weil."

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "The Notebooks and the Reader."

Christine Ann Evans, Lesley College, "The Example in the Notebooks: The Power of Narrative Reversal."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY "Reinterpreting Plato's Cave."

Barbara Krug, "Christianity through the Prism of Simone Weil."

Thomas Nevin, "My Antonio, or Her Aesthetic Distance: Reading 'Lettres à un paysan espagnol interné au camp du Vernet.'"

Sophie Ollivier, France, "The Concept of Beauty in Simone Weil's and Dostoyevsky's Works."

Annie Pirruccello, University of San Diego, "Wedding Imagery."

Donald Purcell, Potsdam, NY, "Iris Murdoch's The Green Knight and Simone Weil."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Can Simone Weil Best Be Understood as an 'Eastern' Christian?"

Joanna Weber, Yale Divinity School, "Father Couturier and Simone Weil: Beyond the Historical Connection."

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Colloquy XIV (1994): Nature and Culture

St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Love of Truth."

Ruth Ellen Bates, "Simone Weil and Joan of Arc."

John Dunaway, Mercer University, "Simone Weil on Criminal Justice."

Christine Evans, Lesley College, "Simone Weil's Canon: The Case of the Iliad."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Looking for Unity in Darkest Despair: Georg Trakl and Simone Weil."

Annie Pirruccello, University of San Diego, "Time and the Body."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Earth in the Balance."

Eric Springsted, Illinois College, "The Question of Nature: Simone Weil and Natural Law."

Also: A Group Reading of Venise Sauvée.

A Discussion with Charles Bell, the "Devil Boy" of Solesmes.

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Colloquy XIII (1993): L'Enracinement/The Need for Roots

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "Manifestations of the Supernatural according to Simone Weil."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "The Grail."

Richard Beauchesne, Emmanuel College, "Attention in Simone Weil and Dying as Supreme Attention."

John Britt, University of Dayton, "A Hermeneutic Inventio from the Writings of John Henry Newman and Simone Weil: Curse and Blessing and Providence and Obedience."

Jane Doering, Northwestern University, "Simone Weil and Cultural Diversity."

Christine Ann Evans, Lesley College, "The Displacement of Narrativity in Simone Weil's Vision of History: The Need for New Historical Roots."

Clare Fischer, Starr King School, GTU, "Labor and Uprootedness."

Roy Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Intellect as Grace: Simone Weil's Aperspectivalism."

Ann Pirruccello, University of San Diego, "Interpreting Simone Weil: Attention and Intentionality."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Simone Weil and George Grant on the Need for Roots."

Eric Springsted, Illinois College, "The Need for Order and the Need for Roots: To Being through History."

Also: Discussion: "Globalization and the Need for Roots."

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Colloquy XII (1992): Simone Weil and the Concept of the Person

Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "The Concept of a Person in Charles Taylor and Simone Weil."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Supernatural Knowledge."

Richard Bell and Elizabeth Fuller, The College of Wooster, "Remarks on Peace and Justice."

Katherine Brueck, Mount St. Marys' College, "Human Personality and the Tragic Vision: Simone Weil and Racine's Phedre."

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "Impersonality and the Imagination."

Jane Doering, University of Notre Dame, "Simone Weil: A Woman's Voice."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Simone Weil's Nationalism."

Ann Pirruccello, Purdue University, "Gravity and Entropy."

Dennis Rohatyn, University of San Diego, "Simone Weil and the Scientific Image of Eternity."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Simone Weil on Religion: A Voegelinian Critique."

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "Of Tennis, Persons and Politics."

Also: Discussion of Thomas Nevin's Simone Weil: Portrait of a Self-Exiled Jew.

Showing of Fanny Howe's video of The Prologue.

Clare Komorske, "The Harvard Simone Weil Project: A Report."

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Colloquy XI (1991): Simone Weil's Philosophy of Culture

The College of Wooster

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "Reading and the Book of Nature."*

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Discernment."*

Richard H. Bell, The College of Wooster, "Rights, Justice and Love." *

Ron K.L. Collins, Catholic University, "Justice and Law"*

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "Form and Ardos: A Stylistic Comparison of Prayers by Weil and Pascal."

E. Jane Doering, Northwestern University, "Rousseauism in the Culture of Weil's Utopia."

H. L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Harbinger of a New Renaissance?"*

Clare Fischer, Starr King School, GTU, "The Civilization of Work."*

J.P. Little, St. Patrick's College, Dublin, "Decreation: True Perspective and Right Action."*

Ann Loades, University of Durham, "Simone Weil: Antigone's Daughter."*

Brian Palmer, Harvard University, "Simone Weil and Secular Religions of Self-Affirmation."

D.Z. Phillips, University of Wales, Swansea "God and Concept Formation."*

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Simone Weil's Analysis of Modern Science as the Basis of Her Critique of the Technological Society."

Patrick Sherry, Lancaster University, "Simone Weil on Beauty"*

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "Rootedness: Culture and Value."*

Thomas Stokes, Wabash College, "Noah's Sons and the Lord's Prayer: Simone Weil and the Social Order."

Rowan Williams, Oxford University, "The Non-Necessity of God."*

David Wisdo, Susquehanna University, "Toward an Egalitarian Epistemology: Simone Weil and/or/against Descartes."

*These papers were specifically prepared for the volume Simone Weil's Philosophy of Culture, and were part of a NEH Research grant.

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Colloquy X (1990): Simone Weil and the Problem of Meaning and Interpretation

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "The Concept of lecture: Reading or Interpretation."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Fairy Tales."

Richard Bell, The College of Wooster, "Reading Humanly: Simone Weil on Justice."

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "Reading Simone Weil's Cahiers in Light of Pascal's Pensées."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Simone Weil: Harbinger of a Christian Renaissance?"

William Kluback, City University of New York, "Simone Weil: The Sufferings of Faith."

Ralph Nazareth, Nassau Community College, "From Deconstruction to Decreation - An Essential Difference: Derrida and Simone Weil."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Simone Weil's Attraction to Catharism."

Wendell Stephenson, Lewis and Clark College, "The Love of God and Neighbor in Simone Weil's Philosophy."

David Wisdo, Susquehanna University, "Simone Weil on Scepticism and the Ethics of Belief."

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Colloquy IX (1989): Simone Weil and Education

St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Weil's Spiritual Mechanics."

Richard Bell, The College of Wooster, "On the Difficulties of Teaching a Teacher."

Helen Cullen, University of Ottawa, "Skilled Labor: The Role of the Imagination in Education in the Work of Simone Weil."

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "Simone Weil and the Teaching of Literature."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Hildegard of Bingen and Simone Weil - Two Versions of Creationist Theology."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "Simone Weil's Understanding of the Relationship between Language, Labor and Thought as the Key to Her Philosophy of Education."

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "From Words to the Word: Some Reflections on Christian Humanism."

Also: A seminar on "Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a View to the Love of God" held by students of St. John's College, and observed by members of the Society.

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Colloquy VIII (1988): Simone Weil: God and the Soul

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "Mozart's Don Giovanni and the Love of Neighbor."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Weil and Eckhart."

Katherine Brueck, Mount St. Mary's College, "Simone Weil and the Kenotic Ideal in Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Shakespeare."

Ruth Casper, Ohio Dominican College, "Toward a Philosophy of Study in the Light of Christian Faith."

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "The Prologue and the French Prose Poem."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Feminist Elements in Simone Weil."

Richard Freund, St. Lawrence University, "Simone Weil, 'The Missing Link' in Modern Jewish Thought and Identity."

Laurie B. Gagne, Trinity College (VT), "The War against Self and Beyond: A Revisionist Reading of Simone Weil."

Cynthia Goheen, Graduate Theological Union, "Through Weil's Veil: Passage Home."

Sonia Kovitz, Ohio State University, "Simone Weil's Dark Night of the Soul."

James Lindroth, Seton Hall University, "Weil's Influence on Iris Murdoch."

Ralph Nazareth, Nassau Community College, "Temptation or Spiritual Food: Simone Weil and the Upanishads."

Brian Palmer, Brooklyn, NY, "The Lesser God and the Soul: Simone Weil's Meditations on Satan's Offer of Social Power."

Larry Schmidt, University of Toronto, "The Relationship between Kenosis, Decreation, and Labor in the Thought of Simone Weil."

David Wisdo, Yale Divinity School, "Simone Weil on Purity and Virtue."

Additional events:

Panel Discussion: "Simone Weil: What Has She Told Us about Ourselves?"

Panelists: Diogenes Allen, Eric Springsted, Martin Andic

Conversation with Simone Deitz, Weil's comrade in New York and London.

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Colloquy VII (1987): Simone Weil and the World of Religions

Starr King School, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Simone Weil's Taoism."

Katherine Brueck, Mount St. Mary's College, "Simone Weil and the Tragic Vision."

John Dunaway, Mercer University, "Art and Morality in Simone Weil."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Some Gnostic Elements in Simone Weil."

Laurie Gagne, Trinity College, VT, "Weil's Mysticism."

Cynthia Goheen, Graduate Theological Union, "Transcendence in Simone Weil's Thought."

Carolyn Mitchell, Berkeley, CA, "Weil and Afro-American Women's Spirituality."

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "Why Study the Dusty, Old Greeks? Or, Weil's Model for World Religions."

Also: Panel Discussion with Rene Girard and John Dunne.

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Colloquy VI (1986): Simone Weil: Spirit and Culture

The Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "Incarnation in the Gospels and the Bhgavadgita."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Simone Weil and Shakespeare's Fools."

Katherine Brueck, Mount St. Mary's College, "Simone Weil and Dostoyevsky: Christianity and Culture."

Timothy L. Carlson, Boston, MA, "Simone Weil and Money."

Clare Fischer, Starr King School, Graduate Theological Union, "Venise Sauvée: A Critical Appraisal."

James R. Lindroth, Seton Hall University, "Simone Weil and Wallace Stevens: The Notion of Decreation as Subtext in 'An Ordinary Evening in New Haven.'"

Carl Mitcham, Polytechnic Institute of New York, "The Love of Technique is the Root of All Evil."

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "The Religious Basis of Culture."

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Colloquy V (1985): Simone Weil and Culture

Emory University, Atlanta, GA (with Mercer University)

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "The Spirituality of Simone Weil and George Herbert."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Simone Weil's Caussadism."

Katherine Brueck, Mount St. Mary's College, 'Transcendental Dualism in Simone Weil's Waiting for God and Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov."

Maura Daly, University of Notre Dame, "Gnosticism: Weil's Cultural Temptation."

Joan Dargan, St. Lawrence University, "Art, Conscience and Work in Simone Weil."

John Dunaway, Mercer University, "Estrangement and The Need for Roots: Prophetic Visions of the Human Condition in Albert Camus and Simone Weil."

Arthur Evans, Emory University, "Pascal and Simone Weil: Parallel Lives."

H. L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "The Problems of Technology as Seen by Simone Weil and Martin Heidegger."

Susan Gallagher, Covenant College, "Interesting Monstrosities: Simone Weil and Flannery O'Connor."

Kirsti Simonsuuri, University of Helsinki, "Simone Weil and Homer."

Elliot Youman, Mercer University, "Simone Weil and the Romans."

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Colloquy IV (1984): Simone Weil and Spirituality

The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary. "Suffering and Lecture."

Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts-Boston, "Simone Weil and Soren Kierkegaard."

Katherine Brueck, Mount St. Mary's College, "The Dualistic Philosophy of Simone Weil and Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment."

William Bush, University of Western Ontario, "The Love of God and Man's Suffering: Simone Weil and Georges Bernanos."

John Dunaway, Mercer University, "Attente de Dieu: Interpretation."

Jeffrey Eaton, Hamilton College, "Simone Weil and Feminist Spirituality."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "The Spirituality of Science."

John Hellman, McGill University, "Simone Weil and Personalism."

Larry Jones, Columbia University, "Simone Weil and Hitler: The Individual and the Collectivity."

Ann Loades, University of Durham, "The Ruthlessness of Grace in Simone Weil and Flannery O'Connor."

Carl Mitcham, Polytechnic Institute of New York, "The Spiritual Life in the Presence of Technology: A Quest with Simone Weil."

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "The Baptism of Simone Weil."

Catarina Stenqvist, University of Lund, "Simone Weil and Mysticism."

Ellen Weaver, University of Notre Dame, "Simone Weil and Roman Catholicism."

David Wisdo, Columbia University, "The Conception of Affliction: Simone Weil and Soren Kierkegaard on the Problem of Religious Suffering."

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Colloquy III (1983): Simone Weil and Social Relations

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

Catherine Barry, William Patterson College, "Simone Weil on Education and Uprootedness."

S.A.M. Burns, Dalhousie University, "Justice and Impersonality."

John Dunaway, Mercer University, "Simone Weil and Criminal Justice."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Simone Weil and Judaism."

James Grote, University of Louisville, 'Prestige: Simone Weil's Concept of Social Force."

Ralph Nazareth, Stamford, CT, "Thought and Action in Simone Weil."

V.J. Seidler, Goldsmiths College, University of London, "Simone Weil on Oppression."

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "Rights and Obligations."

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Colloquy II (1982): Simone Weil and Language

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "Kenotic Themes in the Philosophy of Simone Weil."

Jeffrey Eaton, Hamilton College, "Mediation and Analogy."

Ralph Nazareth, Stamford, CT, "Simone Weil on Desire."

Eric O. Springsted, Illinois College, "Contradiction and Mystery in the Writings of Simone Weil."

Thomas Werge, University of Notre Dame, "Sacramental Tension: Divine Transcendence and Finite Image in the Literary Imagination of Simone Weil."

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Colloquy I (1981)

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary, "A Christian Theology of Other Faiths."

H.L. Finch, Hunter College, CUNY, "The Universalism of Simone Weil."

Betty McLane, University of Illinois, "Simone Weil's Early Views on Perception."

Jane Pratt, Marquette University, "Simone Weil on Liberty."

Eric O. Springsted, Princeton Theological Seminary, "The Metaphysics of Transcendence."

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