CfP – UK Sartre Society: Imagination & The Imaginary conference (2020)

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The UK Sartre Society is delighted to announce that submission system is now open for their conference in July 2020.

UK Sartre Society: Imagination and the Imaginary (2020)
The conference will be held in July 2020. Precise dates and venue to be announced.

As announced a few months back, the theme of next year’s UK Sartre Society conference in July 2020 will be Imagination and the Imaginary. Professor Kathleen Lennon (University of Hull), author of Imagination and the Imaginary (Routledge, 2015), coauthor of The World, The Flesh and the Subject (Edinburgh University Press, 2005) and Theorizing Gender (Polity, 2002), and editor of Knowing the Difference: Feminist Perspectives in Epistemology (Routledge, 1994) will be the keynote speaker.

Call For Abstracts
What is imagination? How does it relate to thought, memory, and perception? Are works of art, literature, or music imaginary? How is imagination involved in our understanding of ourselves and one another? To what extent can two or more persons imagine the same thing? What role do social imaginaries play in shaping our beliefs and understandings? What is the role of the imaginary in our world of everyday experience? Does imagination have a therapeutic role? Are there limits to what can be imagined?

The UKSS invite abstracts of papers addressing these questions in relation to phenomenology, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, political philosophy, social epistemology, feminist philosophy, critical race theory, aesthetics, literary theory, or psychotherapy. The UKSS are especially interested in abstracts that engage the works of Beauvoir, Fanon, Merleau-Ponty, or Sartre.

The UKSS are delighted to announce that thier conference submission system is now open. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 December 2019.

This is a simple text system, so abstracts cannot include footnotes or text formatting. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, so should not include any information that would identify their authors. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. Please bear in mind that each selected paper will be scheduled 30 minutes for presentation plus some time for questions.

All talks at the conference will be presented in English, so please submit your abstract in English.

Abstract submission system

Further information about the conference.