CfP: Society for Ricoeur Studies – 14th Annual Conference (online)

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A CfP for the conference of the Society for Ricoeur Studies, 6-10 October 2020 (online): “Politics, Religion, and Cultural Hermeneutics”.

Call for papers
Society for Ricoeur Studies
14th Annual Conference (online): “Politics, Religion, and Cultural Hermeneutics”.
6-10 October, 2020

The 14th Annual Conference for the Society of Ricoeur Studies (SRS) Conference, “Politics, Religion, and Cultural Hermeneutics”, will be held 6-10 October in an online format. The organisers are pleased to announce that the SRS keynote speakers are Professor Dan Stiver (Hardin-Simmons University, Texas) and Professor Eileen Brennan (Dublin City University, Ireland).

The society welcomes submissions that address the conference theme broadly construed: for example, Ricoeur on questions of justice, responsibility, and the “political paradox”; the promise and perils of religious discourse, as well as the critique and retrieval of cultural traditions; and the resources Ricoeur offers for mutual recognition and understanding others in a time of intensifying political and cultural polarization. The society welcomes submissions that address the influence of Ricoeur’s thought inside and outside of philosophy, in all those disciplines where his work has application.

The online format of the conference opens up new possibilities for a variety of presentation formats listed below. Many of you will prefer the more standard presentation style where presenters will upload a pre-recorded, 20-minute video of their lecture to YouTube, which other participants will be able to view prior to the conference. Presenters and participants will then assemble via an online video conferencing platform for live Q & A sessions during the conference dates. Others may choose to submit proposals for one of the modules the organisers have designed to accommodate the online platform. The society is excited about the greater prospects for discussion that the variety of formats will allow.

Please view the complete call for papers (in English and French) on the Ricoeur Society website.