Thursday, January 31, 2008
Holl, Steven, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Alberto Perez-Gomez. QUESTIONS OF PERCEPTION: PHENOMENOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE. San Francisco: William Stout, 1996.
CFP: "Age / Aging: On De Beauvoir's THE COMING OF AGE," Institut für Philosophie, Universität Wien, February 22-23, 2008.
Juan, Stephen. "Review of PHILOSOPHERS BEHAVING BADLY by Nigel Rodger and Mel Thompson." PHILOSOPHY NOW 65 (2008).
CFP: "THINGS FALL APART at 50," Institute of English Studies, University of London, October 10-11, 2008.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
NEH Seminar: "Narrative Theory: Rhetoric and Ethics in Fiction and Nonfiction (Dir. James Phelan)," Ohio State University, June 16-July 25, 2008.
Olson, Kevin. "Review of Bert van den Brink, et al., eds. RECOGNITION AND POWER." NDPR January 19, 2008.
CFP: "Pragmatism and Naturalism Workshop," Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS), May 7-9, 2008.
CFP: "Philosophy Emerging from Culture," Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Soongsil University, Seoul, July 27-29, 2008.
PUB: Maddox, Brenda. FREUD'S WIZARD: ERNEST JONES AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS. Perseus, 2007.
Monday, January 28, 2008
CFP: "Anti-Liberalism and Political Theology," Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society and Sciences Po, Paris, July 9-11, 2008.
CFP: "Communication Policies and Culture in Europe," 2nd Conference, European Communication Research and Education Association, November 15-18, 2008.
CFP: "Italian Thought Today: Biopolitics, Nihilism, Empire," School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, April 5-6, 2008.
- Professor Gianni Vattimo (Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Turin, Italy): [title t.b.a.]
- Professor Roberto Esposito (Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Istituto Scienze Umane, Naples, Italy): Totalitarianism and Biopolitics
- Dr Sergio Benvenuto (Psychoanalyst and Senior Researcher, Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italian Council for Scientific Research, Rome, Italy): Return to the Real: Philosophy in the Epoch of Bio-Technologies and Bio-Politics
- Professor Andrea Fumagalli (Associate Professor of Economics, University of Pavia, Italy): Ten Theses on Bioeconomy and Cognitive Capitalism
- Professor Timothy Campbell (Associate Professor, Italian Studies, Cornell University, USA): From the Impolitical to the Impersonal: Roberto Esposito's Politics of Life
- Professor Timothy Murphy (Associate Professor, English, University of Oklahoma, USA): Pedagogy of the Moltitude: Negri on Stage
- Dr Jelica Sumic Riha (Senior Researcher, Institute of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia): Giorgio Agamben's Politics of the Remnant
- Dr Matteo Mandarini (Lecturer in Management in the Cultural Industries, Queen Mary University, University of London): Not Fear But Hope in the Apocalyspse
- Dr Alberto Toscano (Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London): Abstract Life: The Biopolitical Logic of Capitalism and Empire
- Dr Ozren Pupovac (Researcher in Sociology, Open University / Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands): Machiavelli, Negri, Althusser: Encounters and Detours
- Dr Shane Weller (Reader in Comparative Literature, University of Kent): The Art and Ethics of Distortion: Heidegger, Derrida, Vattimo
- Dr Lorenzo Chiesa (Lecturer in Critical Theory, University of Kent): Homo Sacer: A Franciscan Ontology
Further details are here: http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/italian/news/index.html.
CFP: "What is Second Nature? Reason, History, Institutions," 14th Evian Colloquium, July 13-19, 2008.
CFP: "Politics and Metaphysics in Kant," 5th Conference, European Consortium for Political Research, Potsdam, September 10-12, 2009.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
"Philosophical Poets," Forum for European Philosophy and Centre for Philosophy and Literature, University of Sussex, February 9, 2008.
CFP: "Beyond Selfishness: Janaway's Nietzsche," St. Peter's College, University of Oxford, March 8, 2008.
- Chris Janaway, Southampton
- Ken Gemes, Birkbeck/Southampton
- Stephen Mulhall, Oxfor
- Daniel Came, Oxford
- Peter Kail, Oxford
Supported by the Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University, British Society for the History of Philosophy, the European Journal of Philosophy and St. Peter’s College, Oxford.
Details of programme to follow; enquiries: Peter.Kail@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.
CFP: "Orientations," Inaugural Conference, International Society for Cultural History, Ghent University, August 28-31, 2008.
- Which disciplinary models and/or critical paradigms can be brought together under this label?
- Do we actually need such a unifying label?
- If we do, then what exactly do we understand by it?
- Are there different, national (British, French, German, Italian, Finnish?) forms of cultural history and what distinguishes them from one another?
- How does one teach cultural history and what does one teach when one teaches cultural history?
The organisers of this conference welcome papers (theoretical, practical or a combination of both) that will enable us to formulate answers to the questions listed above, but also to other issues concerning future 'orientations' of the field of cultural history:
- Where does the field stand, and where is it heading to?
- How does it relate to other academic disciplines both within and outside the humanities?
The label of cultural history is a slippery one, consisting of two no less slippery concepts: culture and history. The past few decades have also witnessed fierce methodological debates concerning the latter term, debates about the theory and practice of historiography, about historicism and presentism, about the irretrievable loss of the past and its stubborn presence, about history and memory, about historical traumas and ways of overcoming them. Did these and other historiographical debates in any way alter the domain of cultural history? Is cultural history a specific brand of history, in terms of the topics that it studies or does it, rather, involve a distinct methodology that sets it apart from other historical disciplines? Should we take cultural history as something different from political history, religious history, the history of science, the history of medicine, the history of art and literature, or does it comprise all of the above? If it does, what are the professional expectations with which cultural historians find themselves confronted? Are they supposed be true homines and feminae universales or, rather, amateurs, in the positive sense of that word? And what about the inter- or multidisciplinary nature of cultural history?
Apart from proposals tackling disciplinary issues like the above ones, the organisers also very much welcome papers that bring cultural history into practice. Alain Corbin's book on Louis-François Pinagot e.g. (The Life of an Unknown, Columbia UP, 2001), dealt both with the methodological difficulties of a cultural historian— how to write the history of an unknown craftsman? how to use archives, the findings of the history of science and religion and of political history to portray the inner and external world of a simple man living on the countryside during the nineteenth century? — as it tried to understand how Louis-François oriented his personal and professional life. The sound of the clocks, the rumours on the Parisian political life, the presence of a schoolmaster or a clergyman, the rhythm of nature, the decisions of parliament and the prosperity of his fellow countrymen organized the life of this simple, unknown man. In terms of more traditional disciplinary markers, we welcome contributions by political historians, historians of science and medicine, art historians, historians of literature and music, specialists of the history of philosophy and religion, etc. By opting for the notion of 'Orientations': as the conference's key-word, the organisers also want to suggest that cultural history is actually all about the art of orientating—oneself, one's group, one's region, one's country, one's world.
Keynote speakers include: Moritz Bassler Catherine Belsey Fernand Hallyn Pascal Ory
Paper proposals (400 words max.) should be sent to both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission is January 31st, 2008. Notification of acceptance will be given before March 1st. Those invited to speak at the conference will be expected to become members of the ISCH before July 1st, when the final programme will be posted. Further information on the ISCH can be found at http:// http://www.abdn.ac.uk/isch
CFP: "Antisemitism and the Emergence of Sociological Theory," University of Manchester, October 31-November 2, 2008.
"Grounds for Critique: Realism in the Natural and Human Sciences," IACR, King's College, London, July 11-13, 2008.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Kirsch, Adam. "The Taste of Silence [on Heidegger's "The Origin of the Work of Art"]." POETRY (January 2008).
CFP: "Is There a Marxian Philosophy?" Fifth Annual Conference, Marx and Philosophy Society, London, May 24, 2008.
- "Technologies--Musics--Embodiments" by Don Ihde http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Ihde.pdf
- "The Noise of the World" by Michael Filimowicz http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Filimowicz.pdf
- "Agency, Identity and Technology: the Concealment of the Contingent in American Culture" by John Pauley http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Pauley.pdf
- "A Heideggerian Reflection on the Prospects of Technology" by Charles J. Sabatino http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Sabatino.pdf
- "Bodies in Transit: the Plastic Subject of Alphonso Lingis" by Tom Sparrow http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Sparrow.pdf
- "Sylvia Plath and White Ignorance: Race and Gender in 'The Arrival of the Bee Box'" by Ellen Miller http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Miller.pdf
- "Standing Unearthed: Construing a Persona Behind Plath's 'I Am Vertical'" by Teresa Calderon Quindos http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Quindos.pdf
- "Friendship Across Differences: Heidegger and Richard Wright's Native Son" by Sharin N. Elkholy http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Elkholy.pdf
- "Recovering Play: On the Relationship Between Leisure and Authenticity in Heidegger's Thought" by Kevin Aho http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Aho.pdf
- "'Is There a Difference?': Iconic Images of Suffering in Buddhism and Christianity" by Alan Pope http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Pope.pdf
- "On the Central Motivation of Dostoevsky's Novels" by Predrag Cicovacki http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Cicovacki.pdf
- "Against Violent Objects: Linguistic Theory and Practice in Novalis" by Kate Terezakis http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Terezakis.pdf
- "The Artist's Study of Nature and its Relationship to Goethean Science" by Daan Hoekstra http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Hoekstra.pdf
- "ART: Heal Thyself" by Kate Sedgwick http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Sedgwick.html
- "Heights of Macchu Picchu" (translated by John Felstiner) by Pablo Neruda http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Neruda.pdf
- Fourteen poems from Breathturn (translated by John Felstiner) by Paul Celan http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Celan.pdf
- "A House on the Drim River" by Kalina Maleska-Gegaj http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Maleska-Gegaj.pdf
- Six poems by Katia Kapovich http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Kapovich.pdf
- "The Doom" by Pankaj Kurulka http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Kurulka.pdf
- "Says Who" by Richard Hoffman http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Hoffman.pdf
- Six prose poems by Robert Gibbons http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Gibbons.pdf
- One-Hundred Thinkers: Review of Great Thinkers A-Z Edited by Julian Braggini & Jeremy Stangroom (Reviewer: Thomas Hallinan) http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Hallinan.pdf
- A Deleuzian Reading of Bergson: Review of The Challenge of Bergsonism by Leonard Lawlor (Reviewer: Rune Moelbak) http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Moelbak.pdf
- A Translator's Introduction to Levinas: Review of Toward the Outside: Concepts and Themes in Emmanuel Levinas" by Michael B. Smith (Reviewer: Wade Roberts)http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Roberts.pdf
- Stories of Psychologists: Review of Narrative Identities: Psychologists Engaged in Self-Construction by George Yancy & Susan Hadley (Reviewer: Kristen Hennessy) http://www.janushead.org/10-1/Hennessy.pdf
CFP: "Time, Memory and the Self: Remembering Merleau-Ponty at 100," International Merleau-Ponty Circle, Ryerson University, September 18-20, 2008.
- Edward S. Casey,
- Bernhard Waldenfels,
- Elizabeth Behnke
Further information is available here: http://www.trentu.ca/academic/philosophy/mpc2008/.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Read the rest here: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dilthey/.
"Gouverner les vivants: à partir de Michel Foucault," Ecole Normale Superieure-Lyon, February 8-9, 2008.
- "Foucault, Experience, Literature" by Timothy OʹLeary PDF;
- "The Groupe d’information sur les prisons: the Voice of Prisoners? Or Foucault’s?" by Cecile Brich PDF;
- "Michel Foucault, History of Madness, translated by Jonathan Murphy and Jean Khalfa (London/New York: Routledge, 2006)" by Alain Beaulieu, Réal Fillion PDF;
- "Michel Foucault, Security, Territory, Population: Lectures from the Collège de France, 1977‐78 Edited by Michel Senellart. Translated by Graham Burchell. (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)" by Thomas F. Tierney PDF.
There are also two interviews and several reviews.
Year-Long Fellowships (Theme: Global Borders), Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas, Austin, 2008-2009.
"Belief after Reason: Hegel, Heidegger, Derrida," 33rd Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Umbria, Italy, July 14 - August 1, 2008.
- Robert Bernasconi (University of Memphis), ‘Infinities: Hegel’s “Faith and Knowledge”’
- Daniel Dahlstrom (Boston University), ‘Heidegger after Augustine’
- Michael Naas (De Paul University), ‘Religion, Technology, and Originary Faith in Derrida’
CFP: "The Third Wittgenstein," First Annual Conference, British Wittgenstein Society, University of Hertfordshire, June 7-8, 2008.
- Gabrielle M. Spiegel, “Revising the Past / Revisiting the Present: How Change Happens in Historiography” (free access to online version available here: http://www.historyandtheory.org/Spiegel.pdf);
- Jonathan Gorman, “The Commonplaces of ‘Revision’ and Their Implications for Historiographical Understanding”;
- J. D. Braw, “Vision as Revision: Ranke and the Beginning of Modern History”;
- Marnie Hughes-Warrington, “The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of History: Revision as Non-Place”;
- Sheila Fitzpatrick, “Revisionism in Soviet History”;
- Giorgos Antoniou, “The Lost Atlantis of Objectivity: The Revisionist Struggles between the Academic and Public Spheres”;
- Ethan Kleinberg, “Haunting History: Deconstruction and the Spirit of Revision”.
Click here to read abstracts of the articles: http://www.historyandtheory.org/archives/dec07.html
"Backwards and Forward: Questions of Method," Nordic Network for Wittgenstein Research, University of East Anglia, February 15-16, 2008.
CFP: "Reason, Activism, and Change," Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Windsor, October 3-5, 2008.
CFP: "Rethinking Philosophy for a Global Age," XXII World Congress of Philosophy, Seoul National University, August 30-July 5, 2008.
CFP: "'Formulate with the greatest care': Adorno and Performance," Royal Northern College of Music, September 13-14, 2008.
- Paul Allen Miller: The Platonic Remainder: Khora and the Corpus Platonicum (Respondent: Efi Spentzou)
- Rachel Bowlby: Derida’s Dying Oedipus (Respondent: Danielle Sands)
- Ahuvia Kahane: Derrida's Death and the Death of Antiquity (Respondent: TBA)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
"Aesthetics and Contemporary Art," Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Middlesex University, March 13-14, 2008.
- Two day registration: £48 waged, £25 students (£15 CRMEP students) - includes refreshments, lunches andreception.
- One day registration (subject to availability): £30 waged, £15 students (£10 CRMEP students).
Torn between a revival of the discourse of aesthetics and the persistence of conceptualism, critical writing about contemporary art has once again come to focus on differing views of its aesthetic dimension. The context and character of these debates has, however, shifted markedly from the 1960s, with changes in art practices, institutions, political contexts, and theoretical paradigms – and in particular, with the global extension of the Western artworld since 1989. This conference will reconsider the place of the aesthetic in contemporary art, in the broadest of ways, with reference to the topics of four plenary panels:
- Sensate Thinking: Aesthetics, Art, Ontology
- The Dissolution of Artistic Limits: Objects, Events, Ideas
- Aesthetics of Post-Autonomy: Institution, Collaboration, Participation
- Exhibition-Value: Aesthetics of Curation in a Global Artworld
- Luis Camnitzer, artist and writer; Professor Emeritus of Art, State University of New York, Old Westbury; author of Conceptualism in Latin American Art (University of Texas Press, 2007).
- Art & Language (Michael Baldwin, Mel Ramsden and Charles Harrison), group of artists and writers, since 1968; see, for example, Art & Language in Practice, Vol.1. (Illustrated Handbook, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 1999).
Plenary Panel Speakers: International:
- Dr Sebastian Egenhofer – Laurenz (Assistant) Professor for Contemporary Art, University of Basel
- Charles Esche, Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Senior Research Fellow, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London; co-editor of Afterall; co-curator, 9th Istanbul Biennale, 2005
- Brian Holmes – writer and art critic (Paris); author of Hieroglyphs of the Future: Art and Politics in a Networked Era (Zagreb, 2002)
- Dr Pamela Lee – Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University; author of Object to be Destroyed: the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark (MIT Press, 2000) and Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the 1960s (MIT Press, 2004)
CRC 626, Free University Berlin:
- Dr Susanne Leeb – Research Associate Project A7, Sub-project: Cartographic Models in Contemporary Art
- Prof. Christoph Menke – Head of Project C1 / Institute for Philosophy, University of Potsdam; author of The Sovereignty of Art: Aesthetic Negativity in Adorno and Derrida (MIT Press, 1998)
- Dr Juliane Rebentisch – Research Associate C1, Sub-project: Democracy and Theatre / Institute for Philosophy, University of Potsdam; author of Aesthetik der Installation (Suhrkamp, 2003)
- Dr Dorethea Von Hantelmann – Research Associate Project A7, Sub-project: Exemplary Experiences: Relations Between Work and Situation in Contemporary Art
- Prof. Eric Alliez –Project: Undoing the Image
- Dr Stewart Martin – Project: Absolute art
- Prof. Peter Osborne –Director, CRMEP; Project: Art Against Aesthetics
CRMEP/CRC 626 liaison:
- Dr Armen Avanessian, Postdoctoral Fellow, CRC 626
- Luke Skrebowski, PhD candidate, CRMEP
For registration contact: Ray Brassier email@example.comFurther information is available at: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/www/crmep/EVENTS/AestheticsandContemporaryArt.htm.
CFP: "Limits of Personhood," Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyvaskyla, June 6-8, 2008.
- Are there actual non–human persons?
- If the following three claims contradict, which one should we drop or revise: 1) the moral status of persons is based on a certain set of characteristics C, 2) all humans do not in fact have characteristics C, 3) all humans have the moral status of persons.
- What is the relation of sub-personal mechanisms and personhood? How dothe sub-personal layers enable or constitute personal-level phenomena?
- In what ways do the features of personhood allow degrees and in what sense do humans share them with non-humans? To what extent and in what precise form does this overlapping vary from feature to feature?
- In what ways are the features inter-connected? How does a transition within one feature indicate transitions in other features, perhaps inall of them?
- In what ways is the graduality bodily origin? How do the modern theories of personhood (mis)recognise their graduality?
- What consequences regarding moral and legal statuses should be drawn from the fact that the capacities central to personhood come in degrees?
- In what sense do changes in the interplay of actual life forms, articulated scientific knowledge and ontological and epistemic commitments influence the limits of personhood?
- José Luis Bermúdez,
- Michael Quante,
- Ralf Stoecker,
- Tim Thornton,+ TBA.
Deadline for abstracts: February 8
Length of abstracts: ca. 500 words
Send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notifications of acceptance: February 15
The conference is organized by the “Limits of Personhood" research project run by the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, and financed by the Academy of Finland. More information about the project can be found at: http://www.jyu.fi/yhtfil/fil/limits/index.htm.
The members of the organizing committee are Jussi Kotkavirta, Mikko Yrjönsuuri, Arto Laitinen, Petteri Niemi, Jari Kaukua, Vili Lähteenmäki, Heikki Ikäheimo, Mimosa Pursiainen, Juhana Toivanen and Pessi Lyyra.
CFP: "Where the Wild Things Are: Inhuman Territories in Classical Antiquity," Department of Classics, University of Reading, September 4-5, 2008.
This event will bring together researchers from a range of classical disciplines to explore the same fundamental questions:
- In what ways were part-human beings in the ancient imagination defined by their habitat?
- Did environment affect how 'savage' or 'cultured' they were, and should we define this by their anatomies, their familial and social structures, or their relationships with humans, animals, and the gods?
- Finally, how did the exploration of wild places at the boundaries of human civilisation reinforce or challenge those boundaries?
Yulia Ustinova (Ben Gurion University), our keynote speaker, will address the subject of ''Wild Caves': Immortal Dwellers and Mortal Visitors'.
Papers should be 25-30 minutes in length. We welcome research in a wide variety of fields, but the following topics would be especially warmly received:
- the ethnographic element in Herodotus
- later ethnographic writers, both Greek and Latin
- ancient paradoxography
- hybrid and monstrous beings, especially in ancient verse and philosophy.
Titles and abstracts (c. 200 words in length) should be sent to the conference organisers, Dr. Emma Aston (E.M.M.Aston@reading.ac.uk) and Dr. Dunstan Lowe (D.M.Lowe@reading.ac.uk). If regular mail is preferred, the address is:
Department of Classics
University of Reading
Reading RG6 6AA
The deadline for titles and abstracts is March 15, 2008.