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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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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!


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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Catch Up on Our Conference Sessions!

Didn’t manage to make it to last year’s conference? Enjoy a particular session but wish you could hear it again? Never fear, you can now revisit our 2013 and 2014 conference with today’s release of eight recordings!

We are aiming to record future conference sessions so will be adding to our YouTube channel playlist intermittently.

The recordings are all openly licensed (CC-BY 4.0) and available for reuse with appropriate attribution. You can find out more about Creative Commons licensing here.

Thanks to all the speakers for agreeing to have their sessions recorded. We hope you enjoy listening and watching the recordings and if you have feedback, we’d love to hear from you!



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Thinking with Sartre Today: Programme Now Available!

With just over a week to go the Thinking with Sartre Today… conference is pleased to announce that the full itinerary is now available! You can download a copy here.

With speakers from around the world and keynotes including Prof Christina Howells (University of Oxford) on “The Ethics of Aesthetics: Sartre and the Subject of Commitment” and Dr Juliette Simont (Université Libre de Bruxelles) on “L’impératif moral chez Kant et Sartre” plus sessions focusing on psychoanalysis, Marxism, Theology, Sartrean Phenomenology and the Political this two-day event in Oxford on 30-31 January is sure to have something of interest!

Updated details should appear on the conference website shortly. In the meantime, you can sign-up to participate here.

See you in Oxford next week!

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