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UK Sartre Society Conference 2022: Register now!

We are delighted that this year’s UK Sartre Society conference will be taking place at Maison Française d’Oxford on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July 2022. Register now!

Keynote Addresses

  • Beauvoir and the Greeks: Tragedy, Philosophy, History (Meryl Altman, DePauw University)
  • The Other of the ‘I’: Deleuze and Sartre on the Transcendental Field (Henry Somers-Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Selected Presentations

  • Pictures of Parenthood and Childhood in Sartrean Existentialism (Ciro Adinolfi, Catholic Institute of Toulouse)
  • Sartre’s and Beauvoir’s Divergent Philosophies of Death (Kiki Berk, Southern New Hampshire University)
  • Reapproaching Sartre: New Developments in the Reception of Sartre’s Thinking (Alfred Betschart, independent scholar)
  • Reading Simone de Beauvoir’s Old Age in the 21st Century: Is this critical essay still relevant? (Marlene Bichet, independent scholar)
  • Ambiguity, Freedom, and Virtue: Reading Simone de Beauvoir as a Virtue Ethicist (David Collins, University of Oxford)
  • Sartre’s Theology-Proof Ontology (Matthew C. Eshleman, UNC Wilmington)
  • Thinking Shyness Through Sartre (Darren Gillies, independent scholar)
  • Old Age and the Question of Authenticity (Sonia Kruks, Oberlin College)
  • Complicity in One’s Oppression as an Ethical Fault (Filipa Melo Lopes, University of Edinburgh)
  • On “l’état cadavérique de l’âme”: Medical Discourse and the Representation of Subjectivity in Le Mur (Louise Mai, Sorbonne Université)
  • Exalting Black Thought: Jean-Paul Sartre’s Commitment to Black Existence and Black Liberation (LaRose T. Parris, Lehman College, City University of New York)
  • Lived Value and the Experiential Self: An Alternative Account of Pre-Reflective Self-Consciousness (Robin Pawlett-Howell, University of York)
  • Dismantling Fused Groups: A Sartrean Account of Political Solidarity (Maria Russo, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan & Francesco Tava, University of the West of England)
  • Writing and Reading Existentially: Sartrean Littérature Engagée as a Framework for Literary Theory and Criticism (Danielle Cervantes Stephens, San Diego State University)
  • Sartre’s Simple Indeterminism (Joshua Tepley, St Anselm College)
  • Identifying with the Reflected Object: Theoretical Relevance of the Mirror Theme in Huis clos (Simone Villani, Università degli Studi di Padova)

We will also be screening Sartre’s existential romcom ‘Les Jeux sont faits’ (with English subtitles) on the 75th anniversary (+ 2 days) of its release.

Register now!


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