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Imagination & The Imaginary: 14 & 15 July 2021 (Online)

Join us for this year’s UK Sartre Society Conference via Zoom! We are delighted to announce the following line-up for our conference, taking place 14 and 15 July 2021:

Keynote Address
The Feel of the Past: Sartre on Memory and Imagination
Professor Kathleen Lennon (University of Hull)

Selected Talks

Sartre and the Aesthetic Object
– Lucy Barry

Imagining the Real Hitler
– Manu Braganca

Imaginary and Conflict in Post-War French Political Thought
– Emmanuel Charreau

Sartre’s Imaginary Selves
– Mary Edwards

Imaginary Adventures
– Simon Gusman

Imagination and Niche Construction: the Evolutionary Entanglement of Sentience and the World
– Justin Leuba

Imagining the Pink Elephant: between Husserl and Sartre
– Jasmin Makhlouf

Imagining the Imaginary: Visualisation in Fantastic Literature
– Srinandini Mukherjee

The Magic of Images: From Primitive Symbolism to Concrete Imagination
– Fabio Tommy Pellizzer

Translation Imagination and Imaginary
– Riccardo Raimondo

The Image of Domination: The Political Stakes of the Sartrean Theory of Imagination
– Fabio Recchia

Sartre on Baudelaire: the Dandy Imagination
– Noel Sauer

Beyond the Ability to Imagine: Finitude and the Limits of Human Imagination in Simone de Beauvoir’s L’Invitée
– Ashley Scheu

Standard registration fee is £10.

Registration is free for members of UK Sartre Society, members of North American Sartre Society, subscribers to Sartre Studies International, students, and unwaged people.

Registration will open on 21 June and will be announced here then.

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Out Now! Updated UK Sartre Society Conference 2019 Programme

There’s now less than a month until our UK Sartre Society conference! This year we’ve got a great line-up of papers focused on de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex plus keynote speaker Dr Manon Garcia on From Abdication to Independence: Beauvoir’s Philosophy of Love as an Emancipatory Analysis. We’ll be at Maison Française d’Oxford from 13.00 on Tuesday 2 July until 18.00 on Wednesday 3 July 2019… so come and join us!

Registration closes on 25 June 2019 so if you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here.

You can also download the latest version of the programme.

 

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UK Sartre Society 2019 CFP: Now Accepting Submissions!

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We’re pleased to announce that the 2019 conference of the UK Sartre Society will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir’s hugely influential work The Second Sex.

The conference will be held at the Maison Française d’Oxford on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July.

Our keynote speaker is Dr Manon Garcia of the University of Chicago, author of the highly acclaimed new book On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient (Flammarion, 2018).

Call For Abstracts

We invite abstracts for papers on any question relating to The Second Sex, especially its reception and influence across the academic disciplines and in public life, its relation to Beauvoir’s life and other works, its relation to other works of existentialism, and the contributions that a renewed attention to this classic work can make to philosophical, ethical, social, and political debates today.

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.

All talks at the conference will be presented in English, so abstracts should also be in English.

Abstracts must be submitted through our new online submission system. This is a simple text system, so abstracts cannot include bold, italics, or footnotes. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, so should not include any information that would identify their authors.

The submission system is now open: https://goo.gl/forms/bw2rW3HzvDoSMaB63 and will close at the end of Friday 15 March 2018. We hope to announce the selected papers by the end of March.

Picture credit: Simone de Beauvoir is by aeneastudio and licensed CC BY 4.0 2.0  

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UK Sartre Society 2019 CFP Out Now!

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We’re pleased to announce that the 2019 conference of the UK Sartre Society will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir’s hugely influential work The Second Sex.

The conference will be held at the Maison Française d’Oxford on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July.

Our keynote speaker is Dr Manon Garcia of the University of Chicago, author of the highly acclaimed new book On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient (Flammarion, 2018).

Call For Abstracts

We invite abstracts for papers on any question relating to The Second Sex, especially its reception and influence across the academic disciplines and in public life, its relation to Beauvoir’s life and other works, its relation to other works of existentialism, and the contributions that a renewed attention to this classic work can make to philosophical, ethical, social, and political debates today.

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.

All talks at the conference will be presented in English, so abstracts should also be in English.

Abstracts must be submitted through our new online submission system. This is a simple text system, so abstracts cannot include bold, italics, or footnotes. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, so should not include any information that would identify their authors.

The submission system will open on Friday 1st March and close at the end of Friday 15th March. We hope to announce the selected papers by the end of March.

The submission system will be available through our website: https://uksartresociety.com/

Picture credit: Simone de Beauvoir is by aeneastudio and licensed CC BY 4.0 2.0  

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(After) After Existentialism: UK Sartre Society Conference 2017

This year’s conference — After Existentialism, with keynote speaker Professor Christina Howells — was our first with parallel sessions. This meant a total of 13 talks (yes, I know that’s an odd number) before the keynote and a lot of difficult decisions for delegates.
I was very impressed with the ones I heard — two on existentialism and psychotherapy, two on the construction of gender, two on authenticity and inauthenticity, and one on the phenomenology of reading, finishing with an excellent keynote address arguing that Peter Sloterdijk’s superficially existentialist philosophy is, on closer consideration, profoundly anti-Sartrean.

We are very grateful to Maison Française d’Oxford for the use of their excellent building and for providing such great coffee, and to their regular caterers for a superb lunch. We were lucky with the weather, so the beautiful garden was a bonus. We hope to return to this venue in future years.

Jon Webber, President of UK Sartre Society 

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One week to go! UK Sartre Society Conference 2017

We’ve an all star line up for this year’s UK Sartre Society conference and it’s now just over one week to go! After Existentialism will take place on Tuesday 18 July 2017 in Oxford, UK and we’re delighted that Christina Howells is able to join us as our keynote speaker.

A slightly revised timetable for the conference is now available.

You can review the conference abstracts here. 

 

Look forward to seeing you in Oxford!

 

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