Monday, June 09, 2008

CFP: "Literature and Philosophy," Centre for Philosophy and Literature, University of Sussex, June 12-14, 2008.

Update: June 9, 2008
Plenary Talks:
  • Paul Davies: "Living Without Belief: Philosophy and a Fictional World"
  • Alex Garcia-Duttmann: "Literary Examples in Philosophy"
  • Jonathan Lear: "Mythic Justice: Plato's Cave"
  • Stephen Mulhall: "The Wounded Animal: J. M. Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality"
  • Nicholas Royle: "Miracle Play"
  • Kathleen Stock: "Fictional Desires and Fictional Objects"
  • Kendall Walton: "Poets, Personnae, Thoughtwriters"
The programme may be found here:
First Posted: October 27, 2007
Final Call for papers for the 2008 inaugural conference of the Centre for Literature and Philosophy at the University of Sussex Keynote speakers: Paul Davies, Alex Garcia-Duttmann,Jonathan Lear, Stephen Mulhall, Nicholas Royle, Kendall Walton Theme: Over the last few years there has been a sustained discussion of the relation between philosophy and literature: from within the analytic and the continental philosophical traditions, specific questions are being raised about the metaphysics, value and interpretation of literary texts; from literary theory emerge new forms of literary practice; and, partly as a result of these developments, important questions about disciplinary boundaries are being addressed to both disciplines.The aim of our first conference is to take stock of these developments. The topic of this first conference is deliberately broad:'Philosophy and Literature/Literature and Philosophy' Topics may include: Cognition, emotion, imagination- Autobiography- Fiction and reality- Ethics and literature- Interpretation and psychoanalysis- Critical theory- Philosophy as literature/literature as philosophy Contributions are invited for: A. Panel topics (2-4 speakers) B. Individual papers (40 minutes) C. Graduate papers (for the graduate round tables) Please send proposals (300 words) by the 1st of November 2007 to: K. Deligiorgi, B 346, Centre for Literature and Philosophy, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QNOr: Visit the Centre for Literature and Philosophy website at

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