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North American Sartre Society (NASS) CFP Out Now!

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***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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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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