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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 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 is now open! https://ukss2021.bpt.me

You can also download a schedule of sessions (PDF) here: https://bit.ly/UKSS2021schedule

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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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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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Full line-up for UKSS 2017 After Existentialism Conference

We’re excited to announce the full, provisional line-up for this year’s UK Sartre Society (UKSS) conference taking place in Oxford, UK on Tuesday 18 July 2017. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to book your place now!

UKSS2017-schedule-2

Download a PDF of the schedule

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Existentialism & the Body: 1 July 2016

A big thanks to everyone who participated in Friday’s conference – we had a great day with excellent papers and no shortage of discussion!

Recordings of selected papers will be available shortly. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the event for your perusal…

 

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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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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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