Imagination & The Imaginary: 14 & 15 July 2021 (Online)

Join us for this year’s UK Sartre Society Conference via Zoom! We are delighted to announce the following line-up for our conference, taking place 14 and 15 July 2021:

Keynote Address
The Feel of the Past: Sartre on Memory and Imagination
Professor Kathleen Lennon (University of Hull)

Selected Talks

Sartre and the Aesthetic Object
– Lucy Barry

Imagining the Real Hitler
– Manu Braganca

Imaginary and Conflict in Post-War French Political Thought
– Emmanuel Charreau

Sartre’s Imaginary Selves
– Mary Edwards

Imaginary Adventures
– Simon Gusman

Imagination and Niche Construction: the Evolutionary Entanglement of Sentience and the World
– Justin Leuba

Imagining the Imaginary: Visualisation in Fantastic Literature
– Srinandini Mukherjee

The Magic of Images: From Primitive Symbolism to Concrete Imagination
– Fabio Tommy Pellizzer

Translation Imagination and Imaginary
– Riccardo Raimondo

The Image of Domination: The Political Stakes of the Sartrean Theory of Imagination
– Fabio Recchia

Sartre on Baudelaire: the Dandy Imagination
– Noel Sauer

Beyond the Ability to Imagine: Finitude and the Limits of Human Imagination in Simone de Beauvoir’s L’Invitée
– Ashley Scheu

Standard registration fee is £10.

Registration is free for members of UK Sartre Society, members of North American Sartre Society, subscribers to Sartre Studies International, students, and unwaged people.

Registration is now open!

You can also download a schedule of sessions (PDF) here:


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