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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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Registration Open! Existentialism, Race and Gender. 18 September 2015

Advance registration for our annual UK Sartre Society conference and an updated schedule are now available.

Don’t forget that the conference will be followed on Saturday 19 September by a one-day workshop on Frantz Fanon at UCL organised by the AHRC project Rethinking Existentialism.

We look forward to seeing you in London next month!

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Existentialism, Race, and Gender
UK Sartre Society conference 2015

Friday 18 September 2015
10.00 – 19.00

Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Keynote Address

Race and Gender from the Standpoint of Sartre’s Philosophical Anthropology
Professor Lewis Gordon (Connecticut)

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)

Registration costs until 10 September: £30 standard; £20 student/unwaged.
Registration costs from 10 September onwards: £35 standard; £25 student/unwaged.
UK Sartre Society members are entitled to a £10 discount on their ticket.

Registration price includes afternoon tea or coffee. Delegates are to make their own arrangements for lunch.

There will be a drinks reception sponsored by the AHRC project Rethinking Existentialism.

Places are limited and you can register here.

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