Call for papers: Sartre Now! (Online Workshop 2022)

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Proposals for papers in by November the 30th, 2021. The workshop will be over two days on 4-5 April 2022.

Sartre Now! Call for Papers

‘We speak of Sartre as though he belonged to a bygone era. Alas, we are the ones who in today’s conformist moral order are bygone. At least Sartre allows us to await some vague future moment, a return, when thought will form again and make its totalities anew, like a power that is at once collective and private.’

Gilles Deleuze

This workshop addresses the continuing relevance of Sartre’s thought for contemporary philosophical discussions in both the Anglo-American and European traditions. Sartre developed innovative accounts of the nature of the imagination, the philosophy of action, the nature of consciousness, and provided profound engagements with ethics and politics, and the philosophy of race. He provides a path to think an ethics of philosophy as a way of life that continues to provide a model or a provocation for later philosophers. Sartre’s influence on figures such as Deleuze, Badiou, and Derrida has been acknowledged, if in some cases belatedly. This workshop aims to explore both the implications of his thought and its influence on those who came after him.

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Christina Howells (Oxford)
Prof. Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)

The organisers welcome papers on any area of Sartre’s influence on later and contemporary philosophies and problems in either the Anglo-American and European traditions. Please submit proposals (300-500 words) for papers 30 minutes in length by November the 30th, 2021. The workshop will be held online over two days online on April 4th – April 5th, 2022. It will be held in the afternoon UK time to make it accessible to participants from the Americas. Please email proposals to: [email protected]

Further details will appear here in due course:

Prof. Jeffrey A. Bell (SELU)
Dr Henry Somers-Hall (RHUL)