The British Society for Phenomenology
Summer Conference
11th - 13th  July 2003
Maritime Greenwich Campus
University of Greenwich

QUESTIONING RELIGION

CALL FOR PAPERS

Speakers to include:

Prof Howard Caygill (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Jeremy Carrette (University of Stirling)
Clayton Crockett (College of William and Mary)
 Paul Davies (University of Sussex)
Prof Grace Jantzen (University of Manchester)
John Llewelyn (University of Edinburgh)
Rudi Visker (Institute of Philosophy, K.U. Leuven)
Prof Edith Wyshogrod (Rice University)

In recent years a number of important publications and conferences have contributed to the emergence of 'continental philosophy of religion'. Undoubtedly the tradition of post-Husserlian phenomenology and deconstruction has been, through the work of thinkers such as Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Irigaray and Marion, the predominant source of this burgeoning field. This conference seeks to provide a forum for the assessment of these developments and aims to stimulate a dialogue between the phenomenologically-derived currents of much 'continental philosophy of religion' and other perspectives within modern European thought which have not, hitherto, been as readily associated with religion. In particular, the conference aims to promote debate between, on the one hand, phenomenological and deconstructive perspectives and, on the other hand, 'genealogical' and 'materialist' viewpoints.

Abstracts (500 words max.) are invited on a broad range of themes including the 'phenomenology of religion' (its history, key figures and contemporary validity), deconstruction and religion, feminist philosophy of religion and the relation between religion and desire, the body, power etc.

Abstracts should be sent (by 31st March, 2003), by post or e-mail, to:

Dr Jim Urpeth
School of Humanities
University of Greenwich
Maritime Greenwich Campus
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
London, SE10 9LS. UK.

e-mail: J.R.Urpeth@gre.ac.uk
Further information: www.siue.edu/BSP