Friday, January 9, 2009

Stony Brook Manhattan Philosophy and the Arts Conference

(Please note the submission deadline for both papers and artwork is
January 14th, 2009.)

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Call for Papers and Works
Second Annual Philosophy and the Arts
Conference at Stony Brook Manhattan
March 27-28, 2009
Keynote Speaker—Dr. Richard Kearney,
Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College

The Masters program in Philosophy and the Arts at Stony Brook
University in Manhattan studies the intersections of art and
philosophy. In our efforts to further the dialogue between
traditionally disparate fields of study, we offer this conference as
an interdisciplinary event. We welcome participants from a variety of
fields and media to respond to this year’s topic:

Narrativity

Narrativity can be construed in many ways. We might understand it as
the testimonial quality of subjective accounts and expressions, the
process of reception and interpretation by an audience, or even as the
force that impels our narrative-making amidst concurrent impressions
and experiences. Art and philosophy offer some of the most incisive
interpretations and portrayals of narrativity as it unfolds in
history, culture, and daily life. Where the rendering of narrativity
evokes tension between intended trajectories and their disruption,
between compulsion and material constraints, we open our discussion.
The goal of our conference is to create a diverse, inviting dialogue
on narrative accounts of subjective experience and reality through art
and theory.


For conference details, submission guidelines, and to read the full
Call for Papers and Works, please visit our website at
http://www.philosophyartconference.org and click on "2009
Conference." All submissions must be received by January 14th, 2009,
and any questions may be directed to
philosophyartconference@gmail.com.

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