CFP: Fichte and Romantic Literature

Submission deadline: April 16, 2018

Conference date(s):
July 16, 2018 - July 26, 2018

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Department of Philosophy, Emory University
Atlanta, United States

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Fichte and Romantic Literature

Institute for the History of Philosophy

2018 Summer Workshop

Emory University, July 16–26, 2018

Andrew J. Mitchell (Emory University) & Dalia Nassar (University Of Sydney)

The Emory University Institute for the History of Philosophy (IHP) will host its ninth annual summer workshop on July 16–26, 2018, on the topic of Fichte and Romantic Literature.

    IHP Summer Workshops are designed to bring together a group of faculty and post-doctoral scholars specializing in specific areas of the history of philosophy for seminars focused around a shared reading list. Ten participants and the co-directors meet in mornings and afternoons for two weeks of discussions based upon close readings. The workshop format eschews the delivery of conference-style papers in favor of open, group-based engagement. In so doing, the IHP seeks to foster the conversations that will inform future scholarly work. The IHP’s past workshops have focused on: Habituation and Human Development: Aristotle, Dewey, and Merleau-Ponty; Kant’s Political Thought; Aristotle and the Emotions; Renewing the Ancient Quarrel: Plato, Hegel, Adorno; Peirce, James, and the Origins of Pragmatism; Vico and the Humanist Tradition; Montaigne and the Origins of Modernity; Nietzsche and Heidegger on History; and Religion and Philosophy in Neoplatonism.

    This year’s workshop will address the influence of Fichte’s philosophy upon the work of Karoline von Günderrode, Novalis, and Friedrich Schlegel. Along with readings by Fichte, we will examine these authors’ critical commentaries on Fichte, as well as literary works from each shaped by Fichtean themes and concerns.

    The Institute is pleased to provide room, board, and travel expenses for all participants accepted into the workshop. Guests will be housed at the Marriott Courtyard Decatur hotel, in downtown Decatur, Georgia, a couple of miles from Emory’s campus. All hotel/campus transportation will be provided. Decatur is a vibrant town with several restaurants and bars, all within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is also close to a MARTA stop, Atlanta’s public train service. Participants will thus have access to other parts of Atlanta, including the airport.

    To apply, scholars are asked to send a cover letter addressing the relevance of the topic and the authors to their current and/or future scholarly work, and a CV to Professor Mitchell at the email address below. The application deadline is April 16, 2018, with decisions announced April 30, 2018.

Andrew J. Mitchell

Department of Philosophy, Emory University

561 South Kilgo Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322 USA

Dalia Nassar

Philosophy Department, University of Sydney

S402 Quadrangle (A14)

NSW 2006, Sydney, Australia

The IHP is made possible by a grant from the Billi and Bernie Marcus Foundation.

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