Monday, 26 April 2010

21st Century Heidegger CFP - Dublin

I know it's not feminist, per se, but Irigaray has shown that Heidegger can be read from a female subjectivity in interesting ways:

Call For Papers: Twenty-First Century Heidegger

DATE: 10th-11th September 2010
VENUE: UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin


Professor Miguel de Beistegui
The University of Warwick

Dr Joseph Cohen
University College Dublin

This two-day conference intends to explore, expand, and contest
contemporary research on the German phenomenologist Martin Heidegger. The
principal aim of the conference is to examine the oppositional,
complementary, and sometimes contradictory ways in which Heideggerian
scholarship has been developed in the first decade of the twenty first
century. Scholars are invited to critically address fundamental questions
in the Heideggerian scholarship, including its direction, problems, and
potential. The conference hopes to bring together the increasingly
disparate approaches to Heidegger’s work, whether those approaches are
traditional in their employment of phenomenology and hermeneutics or
whether they apply Heidegger’s thinking in new and surprising ways. Papers
from a wide variety of disciplines including, but not limited to,
philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, cognitive sciences, archaeology,
anthropology, sociology, political science, language studies, literature,
film studies, geography, and architecture are encouraged. It is hoped that,
by bringing together both traditional and contemporary scholars, the
conference can initiate, facilitate, and foster further research and
collaboration related to Heidegger’s philosophy.

The following list—which is by no means exhaustive or exclusive—contains
some of the themes the conference intends to address:

Classic problems and questions of phenomenology and hermeneutics
The overcoming of metaphysics as a task of a new epoch
Papers on recently published volumes from Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe and
recently published translations
The significance or insignificance of the existential analytic for
contemporary society
Space, place, and dwelling in Heidegger’s work
Potential applications of Heidegger’s topology, topography, and geography
Heidegger’s influence on environmental thought and architecture
Heidegger’s relation to literary and film studies
Heidegger’s relationship to Eastern thought and his reception in the East
Political and social issues arising from Heidegger’s engagement with
National Socialism
Heidegger’s contribution to the philosophy of science
Heidegger among the psychiatrists, psychologists, and cognitive scientists
The post-modern and post-continental engagement with Heidegger
The future of Heidegger’s philosophical thought

The conference language is English, and each speaker will be allotted
twenty minutes of presentation time. Please e-mail an abstract of
approximately 250 words to: Please include a
separate page with the title of the paper, the name of the author, your
institutional affiliation, and e-mail address.


Paul Ennis
Dr. Tziovanis Georgakis

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