CFP: After Kant: What do art and literature owe to Kant?

Submission deadline: February 20, 2024

Conference date(s):
June 24, 2024 - June 25, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague
Praha, Czech Republic

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Conference Title: After Kant: What do art and literature owe to Kant?

Location: Prague, Czechia; 

Date: 24 - 25 June  2024

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University 

The Faculty of Humanities at Charles University is pleased to announce its international conference, After Kant: What do art and literature owe to Kant?, to be held in Prague, Czechia on 24 - 25 June 2024. Ph.D. researchers, scholars, and M.A. students are invited to submit papers for consideration to participate in the event.

On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Kant’s birth, we want to pay attention to his influence on subsequent thinking about beauty and art, and thus discuss his impact on philosophy of art and aesthetics, from the thinkers and creators of the Romantic tradition (e.g. Schleiermacher, Novalis, Schlegel) and Idealism (e.g. Hölderlin, Schelling, Hegel), to the post-Hegelian philosophers (e.g. Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche), to 20th-century authors of different traditions and positions.

We expect contributions that are clearly grounded in Kant's philosophy, whether theoretical or practical, in his anthropology or political philosophy, and that relate to Kant either positively, by simply applying and developing his ideas, or, on the contrary, critically and polemically. We are indeed open to the widest possible range of approaches and authorial positions from which we aim to show retrospectively the great influence and impact of Kant, which we wish to celebrate. Contributions need not deal exclusively with Kant's legacy in philosophy, but may also discuss Kant’s impulses and echoes in works of literature, art, film and other media. 

Day 1: 24 June 2024

Keynote Speaker: Ian Alexander Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the  Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.

Day 2: 25 June 2024

Keynote Speaker: Dr. James D. Reid, Professor of Philosophy at Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver, CO.

Language: Czech, English. 

Format: Hybrid (in-person and online).The conference program’s thematic sessions will be scheduled in advance. Selected conference papers should not exceed 30 minutes. (Presentation: 20 mins., followed by 10 mins. of Q&A) 

Submissions of Applications: Abstracts not exceeding 300 words should be sent as a Word document of PDF (.doc, .docx, .pdf) [email protected] before 20 February 2024. Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review. Please send the author's name, affiliation, and contact information in a separate file. 

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 March 2024.

Registration: No registration fee is required. However, please be advised that funding for participation should be secured independently.

Publication:Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Philosophical Journal, published by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in 2025. The main text of the paper should not exceed 8000 words.

For general inquiries about the conference, please contact: 

[email protected] 

We look forward to your participation in our conference.

Kind regards,

Conference Organizers:

Doc. Mgr. Aleš Novák, Ph.D., Brice Cantrell, Shawn Christopher Vigil, Tatia Basilaia

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#Philosophy of art, #Romantic tradition, #Idealism, #After Kant 300, #The post-Hegelian philosophers