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Poetics Versus Philosophy: Life, Artifact, and Theory

Poetics Versus Philosophy: Life, Artifact, and Theory
Texas A & M University
April 11‐13, 2013

Since Plato, the controversy between poetry and the philosophical project has been legendary, repeated in multiple variations throughout history until the present day. This initial antagonistic gesture by the ancient philosopher against poets can perhaps lead us to expand our range of reflection about crucial topics today, such as the semantic and syntactic mysteries of artistic and scientific artifacts, or the imaginary value that dwells within theoretical speculation. Creating an interdisciplinary dialogue between fields such as art and architecture, philosophy, political and natural sciences, poetical and literary studies is unavoidable. The unresolved ancestral conflict between poetry and rational knowledge must be restated for the 21st Century; this conflict serves as a metaphor around which this symposium is conceived.

Keynote speaker:

Marjorie Perloff
Emeriti Distinguished Professor at Stanford University
Former President of the Modern Language Association of America

Invited Speakers:

Charles Bernstein
Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative
Literature, University of Pennsylvania

Ida Vitale
Author, Poet, and Translator

Jennifer Ann Bates
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University

Possible topics for discussion include but are not limited to:

  • Reception of American poetics in Spanish writing
  • Reception of Hispanic poetics in American writing
  • Aesthetic theory and philosophy of art in the Spanish language
  • The hidden political character of poetic and artistic invention
  • New horizons in aesthetics
  • Scientific and artistic artifacts helping us to understand the complexity of life
  • The nature of the artist´s meditation
  • Utopia and possibility of unification of human knowledge
  • New sources of architectural thinking
  • Poetical a priorities in theoretical models
  • Authors on authors
  • Translation and Trans‐creation
  • Memory and Mourning
  • Exile and artistic thinking on displacement
  • The teaching of creative thinking and writing
  • Visual thinking

To submit a proposal for consideration, please send an abstract of 300 words to Professor Theodore George, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, at t‐george@philosophy.tamu.edu.

The deadline for submission to the symposium is February 14th, 2013.

2009 APS@SPEP Panel Set

We are happy to announce that the panel for the annual meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society at the Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy has been set.

We are honored to have two excellent speakers on a panel chaired by one of our co-directors, Matty Woodruff, Middlebury College.

  • Dennis Schmidt, The Pennsylvania State University, “Telling the Truth: Homer, Plato and Heidegger”
  • Rose Cherubin, George Mason University, “Parmenides: Another Way”

The panel will be held on:

  • Thursday, October 29, 2009, 9am to noon, at the Marriott Key Bridge Hotel in Arlington, VA.

We hope as many of you as possible can attend.  We look forward to another excellent session at SPEP this year.

2009 Conference Submissions

We are happy to report that we have again received an enormous number of submissions to the 9th Annual Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society to be held this year at Loyola College in Maryland April 23-26, 2009.  This year have received over 75 submissions for a program that has traditionally accommodated about 14 papers (not including invited keynote speakers.)

Although we have historically held to a tradition of having only plenary sessions at our annual conference, due to the large number of submissions we have been receiving over the past few years, we are looking into the possibility of having a few concurrent sessions so we can accept more of the excellent work submitted.

Decisions about the program will be made by February 15th, 2009 and we hope to have the online conference registration page for this year up and running by the end of December 2008.

Thank you to all who took the time to submit a paper to the Ancient Philosophy Society and know that we are working to accept as many excellent papers as possible.

2009 Call for Papers

Download the pdf of the 2009 Call for PapersThe Ninth Annual Independent meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at Loyola College in Maryland and take place at the Graduate Center Timonium Campus from April 23-26, 2009.

Papers on any topic in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy are invited. Papers should be no more than 3000 words, 30 minutes reading time. Panel proposals will be considered, though they should be as complete as possible. Please prepare papers for blind review, with personal information on a cover sheet. Abstracts will not be considered.

Submission Deadline:
November 30, 2008

Inquiries and submissions (four paper copies plus one electronic copy, prepared for blind review) should be directed to:

Gary Scott
Department of Philosophy
Loyola College in Maryland
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

For electronic submissions or inquiries use only this email address:

The 2009 Call for Papers is available for download in pdf format, we encourage you to print and post it in locations where interested people might view it.

9th Annual Meeting at Loyola, Maryland

Plans are coming together for our 9th Annual Independent Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society in the spring of 2009.  The conference will be hosted by Gary Scott of Loyola College in Maryland and take place at the Graduate Center Timonium Campus from April 23-26, 2009.

The hotel for the conference will be the Crowne Plaza Baltimore North-Hunt Valley, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093, 1 (800) 261-9168.  A block of rooms is saved under the name of the Ancient Philosophy Society.  The group rate should be $119 per night with a maximum of two people per room.

The keynote speakers for the 2009 conference will be:

  • Dr. Dorothea Frede, University of California, Berkeley; University of Hamburg
  • Dr. Joanne Waugh, University of South Florida

More details about the conference will follow in the months to come.  Look too, for the Call for Papers for our 2009 meeting in the weeks to come.

Year of Antigones Final Conference

The final conference of the “Year of Antigones” program sponsored by DePaul University will take place on May 15-17, 2008.  Click here for Year of Antigones Program.

According to the Year of Antingones website:

“The Year of Antigones is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and community-wide series of events focused on the figure of Antigone, the tragic heroine of Sophocles’ play of the same name, and the various historical and contemporary appropriations of this figure. These events are organized by the Department of Philosophy at DePaul University, but will take place at various colleges, universities, theaters, performance spaces, and other venues throughout Chicagoland during the 2007-2008 academic year.”