CFP: Phenomenology and Modernism (UK) (1/20/06; 6/24/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Mildenberg Ariane

Call for papers

A one-day conference on the topic Phenomenology and Modernism will be held at the Maison Française d'Oxford on 24 June 2006.

The thrust of this conference is to assess the continuing significance of phenomenology in relation to the arts and its engagement with modernism.
The underlying thesis of this conference is that phenomenology and modernism are inextricably linked. The intellectual history of the XXth Century is strewn with examples of a fruitful dialogue between writers and artists on the one hand and phenomenology on the other hand.
The conference seeks to address critical questions regarding the relationship between phenomenology and modernism, with reference to Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who remains today one of the most influential phenomenologists interested in literary and aesthetic studies, but also Edmund Husserl ? the founder of phenomenology ?, Martin Heidegger, Gaston Bachelard, Paul Ricoeur and others.
This conference is intended to be an interdisciplinary forum for scholars exploring a variety of issues gravitating around the interaction between phenomenology and modernism. Therefore, we welcome contributions from scholars working in a wide range of fields, including literature, art, philosophy and musicology.
Proposals for papers (in English or French) are invited on the following topics: the influence of phenomenology and its relevance to modern aesthetics, what modernism owes to the phenomenological tradition, the affinity between the arts and phenomenology, such concepts as time, consciousness etc.
Proposals for twenty-minute papers should include a title and be no more than 500 words in length. Please submit by e-mail to the organisers, Dr Carole Bourne-Taylor
( and Dr Ariane Mildenberg ( by 20 January 2006.

This conference will be held at the Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Rd, Oxford. Further information available from the organisers.

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