The next event is at Blackwell’s bookshop in Oxford at 11am on Saturday 1st December.
This is an interview by Nigel Warburton in the best room of the best bookshop in the world.
There will probably be (early) festive drinks and nibbles. There will certainly be books.
Please do come along if you can! To help them gauge numbers, you can register your interest online.
And a new online article has just been published: The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Existentialist.
Rethinking Existentialism is published in North America this week. The best way to buy it is probably through A Libris.
But I don’t know anything about book buying in North America, so if you have a better idea do let me know.
To celebrate the full release of the book, there is a book launch party in Cardiff on Tuesday 25th September at Ride My Bike café, 26 Park Place, Cathays, 6pm-8pm.
The café will be serving cakes, teas, coffees, beers, wines, ciders, juices, and fizzy pop.
There will be some books. There will be brief words about the book, probably around 6.45.
Everyone is welcome!
Recordings from last January’s conference Rethinking Existentialism in Psychotherapy are now available on the project YouTube channel.
There are audio recordings of the talks by Eva Koumpli on psychodrama, Rebecca Pitt on play, and Katherine Morris and Miles Clapham on the lived body, along with a film of the talk by Lennox Thomas on legacies of colonialism.
Rethinking Existentialism in Psychotherapy
Wednesday 13th January 2016
10.00 – 16.30
Montague Room, Senate House
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Each session will include presentations followed by general discussion.
Arrival, with tea and coffee
Legacies of Colonialism
Lennox Thomas, psychotherapist and vice-chair of the Refugee Therapy Centre
Jonathan Webber, philosopher at Cardiff University
participants are to make their own arrangements for lunch
Drama and Play
Eva Koumpli, psychodrama psychotherapist
Rebecca Pitt, researcher at The Open University
Tea and coffee
The Lived Body
Katherine Morris, philosopher at Oxford University
Miles Clapham, consultant psychiatrist and Lecturer at the Philadelphia Association
Just £10 for standard registration, £5 for students/unwaged.
Registration is now open.
The Future of Existentialism
Call For Papers
Submissions are invited for a one-day workshop on existentialism for people considering doing postgraduate research on the theoretical, biographical, or literary works of Beauvoir, Fanon, Sartre or other existentialist thinkers.
Each participant will give a short paper analysing or applying some aspect of existentialism.
Participants should have, or be currently studying towards, a Bachelors or Masters degree in a discipline relevant to their paper. The event will include a session on applying for postgraduate research study in the UK.
Accommodation, meals, and UK travel expenses for all participants will be provided by the workshop, which will be held at Cardiff University. The venue will be fully accessible.
To apply to participate, please send a paper of no more than 3000 words (all inclusive) or a one-page Mumford Method handout (what’s that? – see here). The deadline is strictly 5pm GMT on Friday 4th December 2015.
Papers will be selected by anonymous review. Please ensure that your paper or handout does not include any information that could identify its author. Please give your qualifications in the email itself.
For any enquiries or to apply for a place, please email me.
One-day workshop on the philosophy of
Simone de Beauvoir.
Aberdare Hall, Cardiff University.
9.30 – 6.00.
Update: There are no more places available at this workshop.
Beauvoir’s Methods of Ethics
Rafe McGregor (Leeds)
Metaphysics, Existentialism and Political Categories in The Second Sex
Stella Sandford (Kingston)
Beauvoir and the Ambiguities of Motherhood
Alison Stone (Lancaster)
Beauvoir on Masculinity: Thinking about the First Sex and Beyond
Ursula Tidd (Manchester)
Beauvoir’s Derivation of the Categorical Imperative
Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)
Two talks from the Fanon workshop are now available on YouTube –
– Fanon at 90 – Lewis Gordon (Connecticut)
– Medicine and Colonialism – Azzedine Haddour (UCL)
This workshop followed on from the UK Sartre Society conference on existentialism, race, and gender. All talks from that conference have been posted online by the UK Sartre Society.
All of these are available through the project YouTube channel.
One-day workshop on the work of Frantz Fanon.
Pearson Lecture Theatre
UCL main entrance
London WC1E 6BT
9.30am – 4.00pm
Free! Just turn up.
Schedule and talk titles will be
This is the day after the UK Sartre Society conference on Existentialism, Race, and Gender, which is also in London.
Event organised in collaboration with Nathaniel Adam Tobias
Coleman , Research Associate in the Philosophy of ‘Race’ at UCL.
I’ve just added a small event to the project. So if you’re in striking distance of Bristol next week and free on Wednesday …
Sartre Afternoon: 20 May 2015
Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol
(room G.16, Cotham House, Bristol BS6 6JL)
2.00pm – Is Sartre a Dualist? – Matthew Eshleman (UNC Wilmington)
3.00pm – Sartre’s Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions – Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)
Then on to a cafe for tea and cake.
With thanks to Havi Carel and the Bristol Philosophy department for hosting.