THE ARTS OF SPINOZA + PACIFIC SPINOZA
Interstices Under Construction symposium, 26-28 May 2017.
The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand
Plenaries / keynotes include:
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We invite scholarly submissions on the philosophy of Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677), for a special issue of Interstices journal and for the annual Interstices symposium to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, 26-28 May 2017. The intent is to further consolidate the recent intensifications of interest in Spinoza’s thought, and to reaffirm his status as an enormously powerful thinker of contemporary relevance. Papers on any aspect of Spinoza studies are thus welcomed. But the more specific aim of the symposium and journal issue is twofold: firstly, to extend the burgeoning scholarship on Spinoza into the domains of study parsed by Interstices, namely arts and architecture, and secondly, to situate Spinoza’s philosophy within the particular locus of New Zealand, Australasia, the South Pacific, and the Pacific Rim more broadly. Each of these aspects will be tackled in separate sessions or separate days of the symposium.
For more information, please see the conference website.
Call for papers:
Abstracts of 300 words (for fifteen- to twenty-minute paper presentations), along with a short biographical statement of 100 words, to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, by midnight NZST, 30th January 2017. For purposes of peer review, the abstract should be sent in a separate self-contained file with no identifying information in it. Please send Microsoft Word files only (DOC or DOCX). Abstracts will be vetted through a process of blind peer review.
Selected papers from the symposium will be invited for revision, peer review, and publication in the subsequent issue of Interstices. If you are unable to attend the symposium in New Zealand, but wish to submit a paper for the journal issue (Interstices volume 18, to be published at the end of 2017), please send the full and completed paper to email@example.com by 31st May 2017.
Further inquiries can be directed to the convenor EU JIN CHUA, firstname.lastname@example.org; FARZANEH HAGHIGHI, email@example.com; or to SUSAN HEDGES, the Coordinating Editor of Interstices, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference website: http://interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/