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Final Call for Papers: "EROS 2010"


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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2010
THE HUMAN CONDITION SERIES:
3rd Biennial International, Multidisciplinary Conference: "EROS 2010"
May 21-22, 2010
Nipissing University Muskoka Campus, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada (map)
www.humanconditions eries.com

Dear Colleague,

There still is time for you to present a paper at this dynamic conference featuring Luce Irigaray as Keynote Speaker. We welcome presentations on the concept of EROS—in the life of individuals and domain of culture—from  anthropological, sociological, psychological, philosophical, political and religious perspectives.

A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE CONFERENCE—WITH SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR YOUR PROPOSAL—APPEARS BELOW.

Please submit a working title, a ONE-PAGE ABSTRACT (300-400 words) as an email attachment, and a short biography to Professor Toivo Koivukoski at EROSabstracts@ libraryofsocials cience.com

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACT: MARCH 1, 2010. 

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: MARCH 15, 2010.

PRESENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A 10-15 page summary paper by APRIL 15 and to register for the conference.

Keynote Speaker: Luce Irigaray

  • Live via satellite from Paris, Irigaray will present her view on the bonds of love and how relations must be restored if we are to save ourselves and the earth from annihilation.

Other Featured Speakers

  • Tina Chanter is the author of Time, Death and the Feminine: Levinas with Heidegger, and The Picture of Abjection: Film, Fetish, and the Nature of Difference.
  • Shannon Bell is a feminist philosopher and author of Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body.
  • Gad Horowitz is a distinguished theorist and author of Repression in Psychoanalytic Theory: Freud, Reich and Marcuse.
  • Gary Kinsman is a queer liberation activist and scholar, author of The Regulation of Desire: Homo and Hetero Sexualities.
  • Sal Renshaw is the author of The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine.

We are looking forward to receiving your abstract.

Best regards,

Richard Koenigsberg

P. S. Nipissing University in Bracebridge is north of Toronto. Shuttle service and other transportation from Toronto are available.

CONFERENCE THEME: "EROS"

Description of the Conference

Though a human nature may not exist, there is comfort in the notion that a unifying force subsists within all humankind: the will to live. Sigmund Freud named the driving impulse Eros. If humankind does possess, as a matter of our continuance as a species, an impulse for life—a drive to overcome all adversity in order to reproduce itself—what does this say of the human condition? The Human Condition Series invites you to consider the concept of Eros, and to share original and revisited thoughts that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. We encourage expressions about how culture, habit, language, science and art, embody, remedy or fail Eros. Without prescription, we urge theorizations and analyses which seek to look beyond the here and now towards the possibilities to come.

Suggested Themes for Your Abstract

  • The concept of Eros in the work and scholarship of Luce Irigaray
  • Heroines and Heroes of Eros
  • The Eros of War
  • The Eros of Motherhood
  • Representation, construction, reproduction or analysis of Eros
  • Subject/Identity formation and constructions of gender, sex and sexuality
  • Eros in history and literature
  • Categories of normativity, disorder, pathology or deviance in desire
  • Eros as nature, power, cosmology, mythology, and society
  • Eros and the transformation of consciousness, near-death and dreamlike states
  • Sacred marriage, immortal/mortal love
  • Sex tourism, sex trafficking
  • From Eros as mythos to Eros as logos
  • The sensuous in the human world
  • Eros and Gaia in the marketing of holistic healing
  • Contemporary Families and Eros
  • Eros in women's literature as a distinct tradition
  • The role of Eros in different religious and spiritual traditions
  • Semiotic approaches to Eros and culture, place, space, time

Please submit a working title, a ONE-PAGE ABSTRACT (300-400 words) as an email attachment, and a short biography to Professor Toivo Koivukoski at EROSabstracts@ libraryofsocials cience.com

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACT: MARCH 1, 2010. 

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: MARCH 15, 2010.

PRESENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A 10-15 page summary paper by APRIL 15 and to register for the conference.

Publication of Papers

As with previous Human Condition Series conferences, we expect to produce a book based on selected presentations. Presenters will have until June 25, 2010 to prepare their manuscripts for submission to the review process.

About The Human Condition Series

This conference is part of a larger series of ongoing, international, multidisciplinary conferences—run under the banner of The Human Condition Series—that brings together people from a variety of disciplines to assess a singular topic from artistic, cinematic, literary, ethical, social, political, philosophical, psychological and religious perspectives. We encourage you to share innovative ideas and new ways of thinking and acting. Proposals will be considered on any related theme and we especially welcome papers, reports, works-in-progress, workshops and sessions. This year's theme is EROS.


THE HUMAN CONDITION SERIES: 3rd Biennial International, Multidisciplinary Conference: "EROS 2010", May 21-22, 2010
Nipissing University Muskoka Campus, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada (map)

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For information on Nipissing University, please go to:
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Bracebridge is north of Toronto. Shuttle service and other transportation are available.

  

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