Wednesday, January 23, 2008

CFP: "Time, Memory and the Self: Remembering Merleau-Ponty at 100," International Merleau-Ponty Circle, Ryerson University, September 18-20, 2008.

Keynote Speakers:
  • Edward S. Casey,
  • Bernhard Waldenfels,
  • Elizabeth Behnke
Call for Papers: In addition to papers on the topics of time, memory and the self, we would be interested in papers, appropriate to this centenary occasion, that critically appraise Merleau-Ponty’s significance or reception in various areas of philosophy or related disciplines. But papers on any area of current research in Merleau-Ponty studies will also be considered for inclusion in the program. We may also consider including one or two panels, appropriate to the centenary occasion, geared to critical appraisal of Merleau-Ponty’s significance or reception. Papers: Submit completed papers (maximum 4,000 words/30 minutes reading time) with 100-150 word abstracts. The conference features the annual M. C. Dillon Memorial Lecture, an honor and monetary award for the best graduate student submission. Graduate students who wish to be considered for the Dillon award should indicate this in their cover letter. Panel proposals: Submit a panel title, a proposal of 500 words for the panel as a whole, and, for each paper in the panel, either a) a complete paper or b) long abstract (minimum 750 words) and CV of the participant. Also include a short (100-150 word) abstract for each paper in the panel. Panels would be scheduled for 90 minute slots, with either two 30 minute papers, three 20 minute papers, or four 15 minute papers. Submit all materials to the address below. Submissions by email attachment (in RTF or PDF) are preferred. Hardcopy must be submitted in triplicate. Kym Maclaren and David Morris Merleau-Ponty Circle Conference Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario CANADA M5B 2K3 Deadline for submissions: March 17th 2008

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