North American Sartre Society (NASS) CFP Out Now!


***UPDATE! Please note the conference will now take place 3-5 November 2017***

The North American Sartre Society (NASS) are pleased to announce their 23rd meeting, taking place 3-5 10-12 November 2017 at the University of LaVerne, LaVerne, CA, USA. The conference theme is Existential Psychoanalysis and the keynote speaker is Michael Guy Thompson (Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California). Michael’s latest book is The Death of Desire: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness


 The call for papers is out now! Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2017 

 “The North American Sartre Society invites proposals for its twenty-third conference, to be hosted by Dane Sawyer at the University of LaVerne…

As always, we welcome papers in any area of Sartre scholarship, including but not limited to philosophy, literature, theater, psychology, politics, intellectual history, art and music.  The North American Sartre Society encourages diverse and pluralistic approaches to Sartre Studies.

The conference theme for 2017 will be “Existential Psychoanalysis.”  In addition to the keynote address, we hope to have a showing of the Freud Scenario film as well as a “common read” open discussion on the topic of existential psychoanalysis.

We invite proposals for individual papers as well as panel presentations.  Reading time for papers should be 20-25 minutes maximum.  We also invite nominations for Book Sessions on recent publications in Sartre Studies.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals. We hope to provide a limited number of stipends for graduate students to help defray the costs of lodging.  If you are eligible for and interested in a stipend, please note this when you submit your proposal.

All those whose papers are accepted are required to become members of the North American Sartre Society (if they are not already) in order to participate in the conference.

To submit a proposal: Please email a detailed abstract of 1-2 pages (approx. 300-600 words) as a file attachment to Elizabeth Butterfield. For panel proposals, please submit an abstract for the panel itself as well as abstracts for each individual paper.  Proposals (and final presentations) may be written in English or French. All proposals will be forwarded to the Program Committee for blind review.”

Conference announcement in French and English

Image credit: University of Laverne by Joanne C Sullivan is licensed CC BY-NC 2.0 


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