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MSCP Evening School March - June

MSCP2014https://mscp.org.au/courses/evening-school-semester-1-2017

The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the Evening School Semester 1 2017 curriculum.  As always significant discounts apply for those enrolling in multiple courses. If you have any questions which aren't in our FAQs please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When: Mar - Jun, 2017

Where: Kathleen Syme Centre, cnr Faraday and Cardigan st. Carlton & 1888 Building, UniMelb.

Each course runs 2 hours per week for 12 weeks

Mon 6-8pm Starting 13 Mar
Deleuze and Directors
Lecturer: Mairead Phillips
Tues 6-8pm Starting 14 Mar
Marx, Nietzsche, Freud: on the (im)possible dream of freedom
Lecturer: Dr Lachlan Ross
Wed 6-8pm Starting 15 Mar
Reading Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time Hermeneutics
Lecturer: Dr Mammad Aidani
Thurs 6-8pm Starting 16 Mar
Spinoza and Politics
Lecturer: Jon Rubin (with Assoc Prof Janice Richardson)

https://mscp.org.au/courses/evening-school-semester-1-2017

The Arts and Imagination - Adelaide - 3-6 July

July 3, 2017 - July 6, 2017

Department of Philosophy, University of Adelaide

http://artsense.edu.au/workshop-2017

The Arts & Imagination: the role of metaphors, tropes & images in shaping experience & guiding action

The second ArtSense workshop will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, from July 4-6, 2017, as a three day stream within the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Conference. Follow-up events will take place in Sydney, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, on July 12th&15th.

Vladimir Jankélévitch in the twenty-first century - ACU Sydney - 18-19 Feb 2018

ACUVladimir Jankélévitch in the twenty-first century

A roundtable to be held at the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, 18-19th February 2018.

Vladimir Jankélévitch (1903-85) taught at the French Institute in Prague, the University of Toulouse and other universities and then held the chair in moral philosophy at the Sorbonne (1951-78) and published on a range of subjects, especially ethics and the virtues, musical aesthetics, death, and the work of Bergson and Schelling. Researchers of philosophy of music have long read Jankélévitch’s writing on Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel, and his passionate essay ‘Pardonner?’ published in Critical Inquiry in 1996 has provoked a range of responses. Partly inspired by Jacques Derrida’s and Emmanuel Levinas’ discussion of his work, more of Jankélévitch’s texts are being translated into English, thus garnering a wider scholarly interest in the details of his thought. The published translation of his book Forgiveness in 2005, followed by the publication of The Bad Conscience and Henri Bergson in 2015, means that a significant body of his work is available for international twenty-first century readers’ scholarly interpretation and debate, and there has been increasing academic interest in his conceptualizations and philosophical use of forgiveness, apophasis, irreversibility, resentment, repentance, and love. This roundtable aims to further the rebirth of interest in Jankélévitch’s rich, insightful, and beautiful texts, and so papers on any aspect of his work will be considered for inclusion.

We invite papers discussing philosophical problems and concepts in Jankélévitch’s work, its contextualizations and reception within the field of contemporary continental philosophy, as well as the relevance of Jankélévitch’s thought for the current issues of social justice, politics and aesthetics of public memory, temporality and creation.

The deadline for abstract submission is June 1st, 2017. Please include name, paper title, 250 word abstract, and a brief biographical note.

Please send abstract submissions to Marguerite La Caz: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or Magdalena Zolkos This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..a">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notification of whether the abstract is accepted will be sent by July 1st, 2017.


Organizers:
Marguerite La Caze, Philosophy, University of Queensland
Magdalena Zolkos, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University, Sydney.

Primary Texts
Jankélévitch, Vladimir. 2015a. The Bad Conscience. Trans. Andrew Kelley. Chicago: University of Chicago.
——. 2015b. Henri Bergson. Trans. Nils. F. Schott, Durham; Duke University Press.
——. 2005. Forgiveness. Trans. Andrew Kelley. Chicago: University of Chicago.
——. 2003. Music and the Ineffable, Trans. Carolyn Abbate. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
——. 1996. ‘Should we Pardon them?’ Critical Inquiry, 22, 552-572.
——. 1959. Ravel. Trans. Margaret Crosland. New York: Grove Press.

Heidegger and Nature - ACU Fitzroy - 16-17 June

ACU“Heidegger and Nature” Workshop

Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

16-17 June, 2017

The Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Culture at ACU invites papers for this two day workshop on the theme of *Heidegger and Nature* to be held on our Melbourne campus in Fitzroy (corner of Brunswick Street and Victoria Parade).

Many of the sessions will be plenary, with invited responses.

We welcome 600 words abstracts for 30-40 minute papers.

  • *Workshop Date*:  Friday 16 – Saturday 17 June, 2017.
  • *Deadline for submissions*: Friday 5 May 2017.
  • *Notification of acceptance*: Friday 19 May, 2017.

 

*Description *

The question concerning nature is one that emerges in various contexts across Heidegger’s voluminous writings, both early and late. Over the last decade, the theme has been the subject of increasingly incisive analysis and debate. The workshop looks to bring together the many threads of this debate. Possible paper topics include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Heidegger, nature and environmental philosophy
  • Nature, technē and the question of technology
  • Natura, Vorhandenheit and the critique of ontotheology
  • Nature and history
  • Nature, world and “world-entry”
  • Nature and earth in “Origin of the Work of Art” and later works.
  • Nature in the context of poetic dwelling and Gelassenheit
  • Heidegger’s reading of phusis in the Presocratics and Aristotle.
  • Different senses of Natur in “Being and Time” and the Marburg period.
  • Nature and animality in “Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics”.

 

*Speakers include*

  • Claude Romano (Sorbonne & ACU)
  • Dennis Schmidt (WSU)
  • Jeff Malpas (UTas)
  • David Storey (Boston College)
  • Justin Clemens (UMelb)
  • Ingo Farin (UTas) 
  • Jack Reynolds (Deakin)
  • Lubica Ucnik (Murdoch)
  • Diego Bubbio (WSU) 
  • Richard Colledge (ACU)

 

Research students are welcome. A modest travel bursary may be available for students without institutional support.

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

The workshop is free, but spaces are limited.

Please register your interest in attending at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information, contact Richard Colledge This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Claude Romano  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The Arts of Spinoza + Pacific Spinoza - Auckland - 26-28 May

university-of-aucklandThe Arts of Spinoza + Pacific Spinoza
26-28 May 2017
University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Full details at: http://www.interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/

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PLENARIES / KEYNOTES include:

MOIRA GATENS
Challis Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
MICHAEL LEBUFFE
Baier Chair, Early Modern Philosophy, University of Otago
SUSAN RUDDICK
Professor, Geography & Planning, University of Toronto
ANTHONY UHLMANN
Professor, Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney

>> Plenary panel
JACOB CULBERTSON
Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Haverford College
ALBERT REFITI
Senior Lecturer, Spatial, Auckland University of Technology
CARL TE HIRA MIKA
Tuhourangi, Ngati Whanaunga
Senior Lecturer, Education, University of Waikato

>> By Skype
BETH LORD
Reader, Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
PEG RAWES
Professor, Architecture, Bartlett, University College London

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We invite scholarly submissions on the philosophy of Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677), for a special issue of Interstices journal and the annual Interstices symposium to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, 26-28 May 2017. The intent is to further consolidate the recent intensifications of interest in Spinoza's thought, and to reaffirm his status as an enormously powerful thinker of contemporary relevance. Papers on any aspect of Spinoza studies are thus welcomed. But the more specific aim of the symposium and journal issue is twofold: firstly, to extend the burgeoning scholarship on Spinoza into the domains of study parsed by Interstices, namely arts and architecture, and secondly, to situate Spinoza's philosophy within the particular locus of New Zealand, Australasia, the South Pacific, and the Pacific Rim more broadly. Each of these aspects will be tackled in separate sessions or separate days of the symposium.

With regard to the first aim, we welcome submissions that put Spinoza's philosophy in productive proximity with a particular artform or an individual work of art, whether literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, music, dance, performance, etc. -- or that have an especial focus on any of the numerous artistic and literary figures who are known to have read Spinoza appreciatively and in whose works Spinozist shadings might be discerned (Goethe, Coleridge, George Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis Zukofsky, Kenzaburo Oe, Thomas Hirschhorn, Maira Kalman, Philippe Grandrieux, etc. -- and of course Isaac Bashevis Singer and his Spinoza of Market Street). Contributors might like to think of this event and journal issue as extending, in the direction of arts and architecture, the very fine work done by the anthology Spinoza Beyond Philosophy (2012, ed. Beth Lord).

Since Interstices's particular interest is in architectural studies, we would be keen to see contributions that consider Spinoza as helpful for thinking any of the design and spatial disciplines (architecture, urban design, landscape, cartography, interior design, and so on). Geographers, planners, and landscape designers might note the way in which Spinoza's natura pre-empts the conceptual categories by which we continue to delineate nature and cities and spaces. Contributors might also choose to take 'architecture' in the sense of 'structure', in which case not only would built environments and tectonics be the subject of analysis, but also the very structure of Spinoza's texts, the extraordinary way in which his texts are wrought (the famous geometric architecture of the Ethics, for example).

We also invite submissions that don't necessarily fall under any of the artistic disciplines listed above, and that interpret 'arts' in the broadest possible sense. Spinoza's philosophy predates the modern idea of a differentiated domain of the arts, and so the Latin word that Spinoza uses -- ars -- has the older and broader sense of skill or craft or ability or proficiency. We thus welcome submissions that are about 'arts' in this more general sense -- for example, about what Spinoza teaches us about the arts of living (ars vivendi) or the arts of constructing a liberal polity (ars politica, government, statecraft).

With regard to the second aim ("Pacific Spinoza"), we invite submissions on any aspects of Spinoza studies that have a connection to New Zealand, Australia, the South Pacific, or Asia-Pacific and the Pacific Rim more broadly. Such papers might, for example, examine the historical reception and interpretation of Spinoza in New Zealand, Australia, the Oceanic 'sea of islands', or any proximate sister region. The idea is to give geographic concreteness and local specificity to the interpretation of Spinoza -- to see how Spinoza might be or has been read in New Zealand and the Pacific, and inversely to see how our ways of thinking about New Zealand and the Pacific might be productively inflected by reading Spinoza.

A fuller Call for Papers / Discussion Document is online at
http://www.interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/



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Abstracts of 300 words, along with a short biographical statement of 100 words, to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by midnight NZST, 30th January 2017. For purposes of peer review, the abstract should be sent in a separate self-contained file with no identifying information in it. Please send Microsoft Word files only (DOC or DOCX). Abstracts will be vetted through a process of blind peer review.
Selected papers from the symposium will be invited for revision, peer review, and publication in the subsequent issue of Interstices. If you are unable to attend the symposium in New Zealand, but wish to submit a paper for the journal issue, please send the full and completed paper to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31st May 2017.

Further inquiries can be directed to the convenor Eu Jin Chua, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Farzaneh Haghighi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or to Susan Hedges, the Coordinating Editor of Interstices, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
www.interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/

MSCP Summer School - Carlton Melbourne - Jan-Feb 2017

MSCP2014The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the Summer School 2017 curriculum.  As always significant discounts apply for those enrolling in multiple courses. If you have any questions which aren't in our FAQs please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When: Jan - Feb, 2017

Where: Kathleen Syme Centre, cnr Faraday and Cardigan st. Carlton & TBA.

http://mscp.org.au/courses/summer-school-2017

 

2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Mon 6.30-8.30pm Starting 9 Jan
Ecstasis, memory, otherness - Phenomenologies of Time
Lecturer: Dr Marilyn Stendera

Tues 6.30-8.30pm Starting 10 Jan
Modern Poetry: a philosophical introduction
Lecturer: Dr Mark Hewson

Wed 6.30-8.30pm Starting 11 Jan
Strange Educations: Loyola, Rousseau, de Sade & Fourier
Lecturer: Dr AJ Bartlett

Thurs 6.30-8.30pm Starting 12 Jan
Shame: A Philosophical Exploration
Lecturer: Sergio Mariscal

2 hours per day for 5 days

11am-1pm 13-17 Feb
Themes from Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics
Lecturer: Emily Hughes

1.30-3.30pm 13-17 Feb
Philosophies of Self-Formation: Technologies of Self for the 21st Century
Lecturer: Matthew Dennis

4-6pm 13-17 Feb
Potentialities and Virtualities: Meillassoux on Mathematics, Literature, and Justice
Lecturer: Christian R. Gelder

6.30-8.30pm 13-17 Feb
Phenomenology and the Visual Arts
Lecturer: Dr Graham Jones

http://mscp.org.au/courses/summer-school-2017

 

SSCP Summer School 2017 - UNSW

sscpThe Sydney School of Continental Philosophy
Summer School 2017

Lecture hall location:
UNSW Australia, Robert Webster Building, Room 139


Full details and Enrolment
http://sscp.org.au/summer-school-2017.html

Que(e)rying Gender and Sexuality
Queer Theories, Lives and Politics
   
Against Normativity
Foucault and Political Theory

Ernst Bloch's Speculative Materialism
Ontology, Epistemology, Politics
   
Approaches to Marx's Capital
 
Themes from Heidegger's Introduction to Metaphysics
   
Meillassoux
Philosophy, Mathematics, Literature

Full details and Enrolment
http://sscp.org.au/summer-school-2017.html

 

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