Clancy Smith, instructor of philosophy, recently presented a paper entitled “Terrifying Vistas of Reality: Lovecraft’s Influence on Deleuze and Postmodernism” at the American Cultural Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. in March. The purpose of the conference was to draw from a wide range of philosophers and socio-political thinkers and demonstrate their ongoing influence in contemporary media and popular culture.
In addition, Smith presented “A Way Forward: A Re-examination of the Work of C.S. Peirce in a Culture of Paralysis” at the 2013 U.S. Literatures and Cultures Consortium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The purpose of the conference was to draw upon an interdisciplinary range of writers, novelists and philosophers to offer creative solutions to Congressional stagnation and propose a way forward.