CFP Reminder with EXTENDED deadline:
HORIZONS BEYOND BORDERS. TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES OF THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL MOVEMENT IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (17–19 June, 2015, Budapest, Hungary)
Please send paper proposals by the extended deadline of 8 March.
Confirmed invited speakers include:
Michael Gubser (James Madison University)
George Heffernan (Merrimack College)
Marci Shore (Yale University)
Nicolas de Warren (KU Leuven)
* Roots: The historical roots of Central and Eastern European phenomenology and its philosophical predecessors are well known. For example, Bolzano was born in Prague, Bohemia; Twardowski studied with Brentano in Vienna; and even Husserl was born in Prostejov (Prossnitz), Moravia. But is it possible to relate the emergence and development of early phenomenology to the specific philosophical and political conditions of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th century?
* Figures: Central and Eastern European philosophers participated in the prewar and interwar stages of the Phenomenological Movement. Here presentations on lesser known figures and comparative investigations of their works are especially welcome.
* Beyond Borders: Are there any general characteristics of phenomenology as it has been practiced in Central and Eastern Europe, and has there been any specific influence of that phenomenology on the philosophical and political development of its host countries?
* Beyond Politics: How has phenomenology been understood in the political contexts of Central and Eastern Europe? Is it possible to ground politics phenomenologically? Or is it rather the case that politics cannot be the object of phenomenological inquiry? How can we define the relationship between phenomenology and Marxism? Are we justified in speaking of a “dialog” between phenomenology and Marxism in Central and Eastern Europe?
* Beyond Particularism: Did phenomenology collaborate with other currents of philosophy in Central and Eastern Europe? Here we are also looking for contributions that analyze the contemporary situation of phenomenology in Central and Eastern European countries.
* New Phenomenology: This section is devoted to original research on any aspect of phenomenology and its history by scholars with academic affiliation in Central and Eastern Europe.
* László Tengelyi Commemorative Session: The saddening sudden death of the Hungarian born phenomenologist László Tengelyi (1954–2014) has deprived Central and Eastern European Phenomenology of one of its best-known and most capable representatives. For this session we are soliciting contributions on Tengelyi’s oeuvre and his impact on contemporary phenomenology.
* Krzysztof Michalski Commemorative Session: Krzysztof Michalski (1948-2013) was a Polish phenomenologist, the co-founder and rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna that promotes intellectual exchange among scholars from different fields, societies and cultures. For this session we are expecting contributions on Michalski's philosophy and phenomenology, as well as his organizational work and influences on present-day phenomenological movement.
Contributions are welcome from both junior (pre-doc, post-doc) and senior scholars from every part of the world. The only geographically constrained section is the “New Phenomenology” session, which aims to present new research on any phenomenological topic by scholars with academic affiliation in Central and Eastern Europe.