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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: 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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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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New Issue of Sartre Studies International Out Now!

Hot off the press is the latest edition of Sartre Studies International (Volume 20, No 2, 2014)!

To order your copy, or find out more, head on over to Berghahn Journals.

Papers include:

    • Entre Sartre et Spinoza : le monisme critique de Harald Höffding
      Marie-Andrée Charbonneau
    • Flaubert’s Destiny: Freedom and Alienation in L’Idiot de la famille
      Marieke Mueller
    • Interdependent Freedom: Sartrean Collectivism as (Good) Bad News for an Iconic American Myth
      Damon Boria
    • Le théâtre de Sartre: Morale de la liberté, morale nietzschéenne
      Christine Daigle
    • The Magic of the Other: Sartre on Our Relation with Others in Ontology and Experience
      Julie Van der Wielen

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Final Call: Thinking with Sartre Today…

Time is running out! Only 10 more days to go before the CFP for the fantastic two-day Thinking with Sartre Today… conference closes. Taking place in Oxford, UK on 30-31 January 2015 this interdisciplinary conference invites contributions on a range of themes. Find out more about this exciting conference, which features keynote speakers John Gillespie (University of Ulster), Christina Howells (University of Oxford), Jean-François Louette (Paris IV Sorbonne) and Juliette Simont (Université Libre de Bruxelles), here.

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