BSP Annual Conference 2019

The British Society for Phenomenology Annual Conference 2019 – the Theory and Practice of Phenomenology.

Location and time
> International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK (See ‘Location’ below).
> Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 September 2019 (exact times will be announced during registration).

Call for Papers
The CfP is now open and runs from Monday 8 April to Friday 31 May 2019 (midnight BST). See the full CfP announcement for more details, including the Abstract Submission System.

Registration – with special early bird rates – will open on or around Monday 17 June 2019.

Keynote speakers

Keith Crome, Principal Lecturer in Philosophy, and Education Lead for the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Dr Keith Crome is Principal Lecturer in Philosophy and Education Lead for the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University. He served as President of the British Society for Phenomenology from 2014 — 2018, and is currently a member of the editorial collective of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. He has published widely on 20th century French Philosophy and he is the author of Lyotard and Greek Thought (Palgrave, 2004) and co-editor of The Lyotard Reader and Guide (Edinburgh University Press, 2006). His current research focuses on the history of character. He is working with the Cooperative College on a project examining the role that character plays in ideas and practices of cooperation. Website.

Linda Finlay, Integrative Psychotherapist, freelance Academic Consultant (Open University), and Editor of the European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy.
Dr Linda Finlay is an existentially-orientated Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor (UKCP registered) currently in private practice in the UK, though she has worked in various institutions in the mental health field since 1978. She also teaches psychology, counselling and research methodology at the Open University, UK. She has published widely, and her most recent book, Practical ethics in counselling and psychotherapy: A relational approach, is published by Sage. Among her other books are Relational integrative psychotherapy and Phenomenology for therapists: Researching the lived world (both published with Wiley). Her particular research interests include exploring relational dynamics and applying relational-reflexive approaches to investigate the lived experience of disability and trauma. She is currently Editor of the European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy. Website.

Dylan Trigg, FWF Lise Meitner Senior Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna.
Dr Dylan Trigg is an FWF Lise Meitner Senior Fellow at University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy. He has previously held research and teaching positions at the University of Memphis, University College Dublin, and Husserl Archives, École Normale Supérieure. He earned is PhD at the University of Sussex (2009), MA at the University of Sussex (2005), and BA at the University of London, Birkbeck College (2004). Trigg is the author of several books, including: Topophobia: a Phenomenology of Anxiety (2016); The Thing: a Phenomenology of Horror (2014); and The Memory of Place: a Phenomenology of the Uncanny (2012). With Dorothée Legrand, he is co-editor of Unconsciousness Between Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis (2017). His research concerns phenomenology and existentialism; philosophies of subjectivity and embodiment; aesthetics and philosophies of art; and philosophies of space and place. Website.

International Anthony Burgess Foundation,
Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street,
Manchester, UK. M1 5BY.
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More information and questions 
If you have any questions about the conference, please email: [email protected]