The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse Join us for this two-day conference that will explore the critical theory of Herbert Marcuse. The conference coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Marcuse’s most famous book, “One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society,” and our recent discovery of an early draft of […] August 19, 2014 at 11:20PM via Continental Philosophy
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September 10, 2014, 10 AM–5 PM
Cardiff University, UK
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November 14–15, 2015
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Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: Refrains of Freedom – International Conference, Athens, Greece, 24-26 April 2015
Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: Refrains of Freedom International Conference, Athens, Greece, 24-26 April 2015 The Philosophy Department and the Graduate Programme for Theory, Politics and Culture of Trent University in Ontario, Canada, in co-operation with the Sector of Philosophy of the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Athens, the Department […] August 18, 2014 at 05:09PM via Continental Philosophy
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Counter-Multilateralism. How New Coalitions Challenge International Institutions (Video) WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Robert Keohane (Princeton University) Videomitschnitt Kontakt: Patricia Löffler mail: email@example.com “Counter-multilateralism” is an apt phrase to describe a pervasive contemporary phenomenon: the strategic use of multilateral institutions to challenge the rules, practices, or missions of multilateral institutions. States and non-state […] August 18, 2014 at 01:15AM via Continental Philosophy
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Diverse Lineages of Existentialism In a Profession Plagued by Homogeneity, a Philosophy Conference Delivers Diversity August 16, 2014 at 08:21PM via Continental Philosophy
The Victorian journal on 19th century society and literature will publish a new edition in September, 2014. Please send your articles, reviews and unpublished conference papers for consideration.
Kalamazoo 2015 Call for Papers:
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.
Scottish literature is not often considered when studying the later medieval and early modern eras. When it is, select poems by specific poets—such as Robert Henryson or William Dunbar—are chosen to represent an entire dynamic and rich literary tradition. Much of the focus on these authors stems from the understanding they are “Scottish Chaucerians” and their works pay a great debt to the poetic style and influence of Geoffrey Chaucer. This term is limiting, however, as it defines the anthology of these “makars” as extensions of Chaucer’s literary style. Much research has also been attributed to the nationalistic fervor of the makars. Understanding the patriotic nature of their works is critical when studying these Scottish authors as it is a common thread in literature, history, politics, and culture. This has also become a recurring theme in scholarly research, however, and has become a common purview when considering these works.
This session is designed to allow scholars to explore the contributions of these Scottish makars outside of the aforementioned realms. Although it is important to recognize these makars as nationalistic and influenced by Chaucer, it is also necessary to branch out from these two dominant scopes of study. The works of the makars can be examined through multiple theoretical and structural lenses, providing rich commentaries on Scottish society and contributing artistically to the medieval literary tradition. Papers are welcome to explore various approaches to makars literature that include, but are certainly not limited to:
*The roles of women
*Ethnic and race studies
*Perspectives on religion
Please follow the Medieval Institute’s rules regarding participation and submission of abstracts:
Scholars wishing to submit must do so by 15 September 2014. Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words and should be sent along with the Participant Information Form to Ruth Oldman at firstname.lastname@example.org.August 14, 2014 at 04:51PM via category: religion
Recharting Penn’s Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic
Since the 1939 publication of Perry Miller’s classic The New England Mind early Americanists have acknowledged the fundamental role New English Puritanism played in the subsequent development of American culture. Scholars like Edmund Morgan, Sacvan Bercovitch, Andrew Delbanco and many others have placed New England at the center of the development of American identity. Yet in the past generation other scholars have broadened an understanding of regionalism in the construction of American nation-hood, with many focusing on the polyglot, multiethnic and religiously non-conformist colonies of New York, New Jersey, and especially Pennsylvania. This panel planned for the Society of Early Americanists and the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture joint conference scheduled for July 18-21, 2015 and to be held in Chicago Illinois asks for papers that help to recontextualize the central role that the middle colonies held in the future development of American culture. How did the Mid-Atlantic contribute to later understandings of religious pluralism and multiculturalism? Potential topics could include Mid-Atlantic religious culture, including discussions of the Society of Friends, Moravians, German pietism, Dutch Reformed churches, Anabaptists including the Brethren as well as the Amish and Mennonites, as well as smaller sects including the Ephrata colonists and the Society of the Women in the Wilderness, and general religious culture from the first to the second Great Awakenings. Other papers could examine the history of European colonialism in the Mid-Atlantic from the English, Dutch, and Swedish, as well as interactions with native populations including the Lenape and the Iroquois, racial conflicts such as those involving the Paxton Boys or Pontiac’s siege on Fort Pitt, German Pennsylvanians, Huguenot immigration to Pennsylvania and Delaware, Presbyterian immigration on the western frontier, linguistic diversity in the Mid-Atlantic, military history including the Seven Years War and the Revolutionary War, as well as Mid-Atlantic writers including Benjamin Franklin, Charles Brockden Brown, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, Benjamin Banneker, and Francis Daniel Pastorius among others. Please send a 300 word abstract and a one-page CV to Ed Simon of Lehigh University (email@example.com) by September 10, 2014. CVs must include mailing and email addresses as well as phone numbers. Participants will be informed of acceptance within a week, if the panel has been accepted participants will be informed sometime after September 15.August 14, 2014 at 04:12PM via category: religion
Impassioned Britain: Familial and Divine Depictions of Feeling (1707 - 1907), Liverpool, 15-17 July 2015
Impassioned Britain: Familial and Divine Depictions of Feeling (1707 - 1907)
University of Liverpool, 15-17 July 2015
Bringing together historians, curators, literary critics, and creators of the largest online museum on the internet (ARC), this conference will explore familial and divine feelings in art, history, and literature. With reference to modern psychological and philosophical accounts of emotions, we invite scholars to discuss relevant topics. Contributors are invited to focus on and analyse historical renderings of affective vocabulary (emotion, feeling, sensation, sensibility, passion, affection, enthusiasm) with an emphasis on interpretative in/dependence or interchangeability. We aim to investigate particular works of art, historical records, and literary documents, promoting a return to excellence, connection, and distinction between the visual and verbal arts, demonstrating familial and divine relations to human communication and behaviour. The conference invites discussions of “impassioned Britain” not so much as a geographically bounded area of creativity and production, but rather as a historical currency of ideas exported and imported, collected and exhibited, inside and out of the country. In the light of increasing interdisciplinary exploration of emotions in the past decade, we look for corresponding ideas across several disciplines emerging through investigations of communicative teaching, originality, and influence of ideas by non-British history and art territories, the Celtic revival, otherness in British art and literature, adaptations of British literary creations, artworks, and so forth.
Poetic portraiture and historical iconography shape the major direction of our debates in this conference. Analytic takes on parallel and analogous works of emotive and metaphoric language are welcome. There are numerous examples whose thematic and structural comparisons, with specific reference to the philosophy of mind and art, stimulate a better understanding of affective boundaries. We are looking for works across genres, e.g. affective spectrum and the formation of adult feeling surging through Maria Edgeworth’s and Richard Lovell Edgeworth’s Practical Education (1798) compared with affective depictions in The Parent’s Assistant (1796). Contributors may compare writers, painters, and sculptors, who tell similar/different emotional tales by means of a variety of media and creative models, e.g. familial representative art in God’s Acre by Thomas Faed (1826-1900) compared with God’s Acre by Emily Osborn (1834-1913). What emotional parallels do we find in these works and in Blanche Baughan’s “God’s Acre”? Beyond these and similar examples, how is “impassioned Britain” viewed in contemporary reading of the Enlightenment and the Romantic age.
Historical sources such as family memoirs, letter-writing conventions and epistolary manuscripts, family paintings and divine portraiture communicate both geography and genre of emotional manifestation. The conference seeks not only historical but also cultural sources of sentimental portraiture and familial correspondence, e.g. songs, iconic sculptures and funerary, medical treatise, and commonplace books. Presentations should engage with representation of “impassioned Britain” in text, context, and correspondence by demonstrating how such illustrations connected individuals - with one another or/and with the Divine - or left them isolated.
Abstracts of 250 words are invited for individual presentations of 20-25 minutes. Organisers consider panels, readings, and performance proposals. Abstract deadline: 25 December 2014. Email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org at the University of Liverpool. For more information on keynote speakers, conference venue, proceedings, and future collaboration in this area, please visit Embodiments Research Group at the University of Liverpool http://ift.tt/V6LPDB and follow us on twitter @Embodiments.