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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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UK Sartre Society Conference 2016: Call For Papers!

Theme: Existentialism and the Body
Venue: St Peter’s College, Oxford
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 
Keynote speaker: Katherine Morris (Oxford)

Call For Abstracts

What can the theoretical, biographical, and literary works of Beauvoir, Fanon, Sartre and other existentialist thinkers contribute to our understanding of the role of the body in the structure of the mind and the constitution of the self? 

How should we understand the roles existentialists ascribe to the body in perception, imagination, emotion, self-consciousness, free agency, interpersonal relations, and social organisation? What contributions can these analyses make to current debates in philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry? What light do they shed on existential, ethical, or political issues concerning race, gender, or disability?

We invite abstracts of papers on these topics for the 2016 UK Sartre Society conference. 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.

Our keynote speaker will be Katherine Morris, author of Sartre (2007) and Starting with Merleau-Ponty (2012), coauthor of Descartes’s Dualism (1996), and editor of Sartre on the Body (2009).

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

The closing date for submissions is 31st January 2016.

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Existentialism, Race and Gender conference: Session Videos Out Now!

Missed Friday’s conference? Were there but wishing you could hear a talk again? Could only come to part of the conference and didn’t catch all the sessions?

Well, don’t worry, we’re pleased to announce that ALL session recordings are now available on YouTube for your viewing/listening pleasure!

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Existentialism, Race and Gender: Thank you!

Phew! What a weekend…

A massive thanks to everyone who made it to London for our conference on Existentialism, Race and Gender on Friday at UCL (and a big shout out if you participated in the Rethinking Existentialism workshop on Fanon yesterday too!) We hope you enjoyed the past few days as much as we all did!

We had a fantastic selection of speakers and talks. But don’t worry if you weren’t able to make it, or could only come for part of the day. We recorded all of Friday’s sessions and the afternoon sessions of the Fanon workshop. These will be made available shortly.

In the meantime, all feedback welcome and if you blogged about either conference or have photos etc. you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you.

Thanks again for participating and see you next year!

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Registration Open! Existentialism, Race and Gender. 18 September 2015

Advance registration for our annual UK Sartre Society conference and an updated schedule are now available.

Don’t forget that the conference will be followed on Saturday 19 September by a one-day workshop on Frantz Fanon at UCL organised by the AHRC project Rethinking Existentialism.

We look forward to seeing you in London next month!

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Existentialism, Race, and Gender
UK Sartre Society conference 2015

Friday 18 September 2015
10.00 – 19.00

Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Keynote Address

Race and Gender from the Standpoint of Sartre’s Philosophical Anthropology
Professor Lewis Gordon (Connecticut)

Submitted Papers

Okonkwo and Frantz: Suicide in the thought of Achebe and Fanon
Dinesh Napal (Warwick)

Wilful Inauthenticity in the Francophone Caribbean: Re-reading a Bad Faith Narrative
Michael Wiedorn (Georgia Tech)

Adult Male-to-Female Transsexualism: A Clinical Existential-Phenomenological Inquiry
Roberto Vitelli (Naples Federico II)

25 Years of Gender Trouble: Judith Butler and the Sartrean Imaginary
Kathleen Lennon (Hull)

Jean-Paul Sartre and the Arab World: A Reconsideration
Yoav Di-Capua (Texas Austin)

Registration costs until 10 September: £30 standard; £20 student/unwaged.
Registration costs from 10 September onwards: £35 standard; £25 student/unwaged.
UK Sartre Society members are entitled to a £10 discount on their ticket.

Registration price includes afternoon tea or coffee. Delegates are to make their own arrangements for lunch.

There will be a drinks reception sponsored by the AHRC project Rethinking Existentialism.

Places are limited and you can register here.

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Line Up Confirmed! Existentialism, Race & Gender: UK Sartre Society, 18 September 2015

The UK Sartre Society are excited to announce the line-up for our 2015 meeting on Friday 18 September! The theme of this year’s conference is “Existentialism, Race and Gender.

The conference will be followed on Saturday 19 September by a one-day workshop on Frantz Fanon, somewhere in London, organised by the AHRC project Rethinking Existentialism.

More details, including registration information, to follow shortly. We look forward to seeing you all in September!

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Friday 18 September : 10.30-19.00

Senate House, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU 

Keynote Speaker

Lewis Gordon (Connecticut)
author of What Fanon Said, Existentia Africana,
Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism, and editor of Existence in Black.

Submitted Papers

Okonkwo and Frantz: Suicide in the thought of Achebe and Fanon
– Dinesh Napal (Warwick)

Wilful Inauthenticity in the Francophone Caribbean: Re-reading a Bad Faith Narrative
– Michael Wiedorn (Georgia Tech)

Adult Male-to-Female Transsexualism: A Clinical Existential-Phenomenological Inquiry
– Roberto Vitelli (Naples Federico II)

25 Years of Gender Trouble: Judith Butler and the Sartrean Imaginary
– Kathleen Lennon (Hull)

Jean-Paul Sartre and the Arab World: A Reconsideration
– Yoav Di-Capua (Texas Austin)

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