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Full line-up for UKSS 2017 After Existentialism Conference

We’re excited to announce the full, provisional line-up for this year’s UK Sartre Society (UKSS) conference taking place in Oxford, UK on Tuesday 18 July 2017. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to book your place now!

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UKSS 2017 After Existentialism: Programme Out Now!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a paper for this year’s UK Sartre Society conference After Existentialism. As always the quality and range of submissions were extremely high.

We are very pleased to announce the programme for this year’s conference which will take place on Tuesday 18 July 2017 at Maison Française, Oxford from 9.00-17.00. Our keynote is Professor Christina Howells (Oxford).

Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you in Oxford in July!

Submitted Papers

The Second Sex: from idealism to materialism and back
Katja Čičigoj (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen)

Mindfulness after Existentialism – Through the Mind’s Eye
Ruth Kitchen (EHESS Paris)

Seriality and the Crisis of Democracy. Taking Sartre into Democratic Theory
Matthias Lievens (KU Leuven)

The Body is a Situation: Beauvoir outside the Sex-Gender Distinction
Emma Jane McNicol (Monash)

The Existential Subject and Freedom in Learning: a Dialogue with Sartre
Miranda Matthews (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Sartre’s Theory of the Author-Reader Relationship
Marieke Mueller (University of Paris Nanterre)

The Critique of Presence: Sartre’s Influence on Derrida
Gavin Rae (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Sartre’s Existential Agnotology: Toward an Ethics of Ignorance
Blake Scott (University of Windsor)

Untenable Positions: Existentialism and the Case against the Unconscious Mind
Ian Scrannage (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College)

Alain Badiou: A Student of Sartre
Chingshun Sheu (National Taiwan University)

Authenticity: A Meaningful Ethic
Kyle Shuttleworth (Queens University Belfast)

Existentialism and Political Failure: Lessons for Today
Michael Sigrist (George Washington University)

Sartre’s Conceptions of Agency and Its Value for the Philosophy of History
Sina Talachian (Kings College London)

Inauthenticity and Violence: The Case of Antisemitism
Dror Yinon (Bar-Ilan University)

How can I register? 

Registration includes lunch and refreshments. Registration is online only and the deadline for registering your participation is Friday 30 June 2017 at 17.00BST. 

Standard registration: £40.
UK Sartre Society members and Sartre Studies International subscribers: £30.
Students and unwaged registrants who are not members or subscribers: £30.
Students and unwaged registrants who are members or subscribers: £20.

What about overnight accommodation? 

Unfortunately we are not able to organise accommodation. One good way to stay in Oxford is to stay in an Oxford college. Keble is closest to the venue. Mansfield and Magdalen are also nearby. You can book rooms via University Rooms Oxford.

 

Picture credits: Paris – St-Germain-des-Prés: Café de Flore by Wally Gobetz is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, Sartre by http://www.flickr.com/people/69061470@N05 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/government_press_office/6470403371/, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37461801 and de Beauvoir by MILNER MOSHE [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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After Existentialism: UKSS 2017 CFP

Mark the date and get your thinking caps on… the UK Sartre Society 2017 call for papers is out now! The 2017 conference topic is After Existentialism and the conference will be held at Maison Française d’Oxford, Oxford, UK on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

The conference keynote is Professor Christina Howells (Oxford).  Christina is author of Mortal Subjects: Passions of the Soul in Late Twentieth-Century French Thought (2011), Derrida: Deconstruction from Phenomenology to Ethics (1998), and Sartre: The Necessity of Freedom (1988), editor of French Women Philosophers: A Contemporary Reader (2004) and The Cambridge Companion to Sartre (1992), and coeditor of Stiegler and Technics (2013).

Call For Abstracts 

How have the central ideas of Beauvoir and Sartre been taken up, modified, and extended in subsequent philosophical and theoretical writings? To what extent can major works of philosophy and theory published from the immediate post-war period up to the present day be understood as continuations of existentialist ideas, despite perhaps being framed in opposition to existentialism or expounded entirely without reference to existentialism? And how might new readings of French existentialist works help to refine the ideas in these more recent works and to resolve problems that can be raised in objection to them?

We invite abstracts of papers addressing these questions in relation to phenomenology and philosophical psychology, moral and political philosophy, feminism and race theory, literary and aesthetic theory, and any other strands of French existentialism.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. Please bear in mind that each selected paper will be scheduled 30 minutes for presentation plus some time for questions.

Abstracts should be fully prepared for anonymous review and emailed as Word document attachments to: uksartresocietyconference [at] gmail.com

The closing date for submissions is 31st January 2017.

 

Picture credit: Sartre by http://www.flickr.com/people/69061470@N05http://www.flickr.com/photos/government_press_office/6470403371/, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37461801 and de Beauvoir by MILNER MOSHE [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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Existentialism & The Body: Recordings Out Now!

As many of you are aware we try to openly license and share on YouTube as many recordings of conference sessions as possible. I’m pleased to announce that recordings from this year’s conference are now available! Unfortunately due to technical issues we weren’t able to capture all sessions but the excellent papers captured here reflect what was an great conference.

And of course don’t forget to check out recordings of previous conferences and other playlists that we’ve put together for your viewing pleasure… as always, feedback welcome!

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Existentialism & the Body: 1 July 2016

A big thanks to everyone who participated in Friday’s conference – we had a great day with excellent papers and no shortage of discussion!

Recordings of selected papers will be available shortly. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the event for your perusal…

 

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North American Sartre Society CFP out now!

Fellow Sartreans and friends, the North American Sartre Society (NASS), have announced the call for papers for their 4-6 November meeting. The conference will be held at University North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and the theme is  “Existentialism and Engagement: The History and Future of Existentialism.” The conference’s keynote speaker will be Sarah Bakewell.

“The North American Sartre Society invites proposals for its twenty-second conference, to be hosted by Matthew Eshleman at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, November 4-6, 2016. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Russell Tribunal, the theme of our 2016 conference will be “Existentialism and Engagement: The History and Future of Existentialism.”

We invite proposals which address the legacy and future of existentialism and politics, reflecting on the history of existentialism in the public sphere, including its role in art, journalism, theater, social movements, music, the academy, and electoral politics. We also encourage participants to address questions such as: What is the future of Sartre scholarship? Will existentialism have a home outside of the academy?

As always, we also welcome papers in any area of Sartre scholarship (philosophy, literature, theater, psychology, politics, intellectual history, Sartre and other writers, etc.) Proposals need not address the conference theme. The North American Sartre Society encourages diverse and pluralistic approaches to Sartre Studies.

Reading time for a paper should be 20-25 minutes maximum. In addition to individual papers, we welcome suggestions for panel topics.

Proposals may be submitted in either English or French. Graduate students are also encouraged to submit proposals. We hope to provide a limited number of stipends for graduate students to help defray the costs of travel and lodging. In order to be considered for a stipend, graduate students must contact us to apply.

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 present a paper at the conference. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: July 31, 2016.

Please E-MAIL an abstract (1-2 pages) as an attachment to Elizabeth Butterfield: ebutterfield[at]georgiasouthern.edu.

For panel submissions, please submit an abstract for the whole panel as well as abstracts for each individual paper. All proposals will be forwarded to the Program Committee for blind review.” (Source)

This is a great conference and opportunity so don’t delay… submit your abstract today!

 

Photos: NASS 2015 at East Stroudsburg University, Bethlehem, PA by Beck Pitt and licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Existentialism and the Body: 1 July 2016

We were inundated with excellent submissions for this year’s conference and would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. We’re now pleased to announce the line-up for this year’s conference Existentialism and the Body which will take place on Friday 1 July 2016 at St Peter’s College, Oxford.

Existentialism and the Body

The Dialectics of (In)visibility and the Lived Experience of Race
Danielle Petherbridge (Columbia and UCD)

The Ageing Body
Kathleen Lennon (Hull)

Violence and Generosity: Meeting the Other’s Body in Cahiers pour une Morale
Maria Russo (San Raffaele, Milan)

Women’s Bodies and Consent to Submission in Beauvoir’s The Second Sex
Manon Garcia (Panthéon-Sorbonne and Tufts)

‘It’s All Part of Growing Up’: Beauvoirian Bodies and Intrusion
Fiona Vera Gray (Durham)

What You Think (About Sartre’s Approach to the Philosophy of Mind) is What You Get
Matthew Eshleman (UNC Wilmington)

Keynote

Living Bodies
Katherine Morris (Oxford)

Spaces are limited … so please register to participate and guarantee your place. We look forward to seeing you in a couple of months!

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