Spinoza’s Artes Conference

Registration is free but essential



An International One Day Conference that will explore the influence of Spinoza on literature, music, poetry, and theatre along with the role that these arts play in the art of living well.


Friday August 11, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm

CCANESA Boardroom, Madsen Building F09

Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney



9:00am Welcome

9:10-10:10am Jonathan Israel (IAS, Princeton): The theatre and the Cercle Spinoziste: the significance of the society ‘Nil volentibus arduum’ for Spinoza and the Arts

10:10-11:10am  Anthony Uhlmann (Western Sydney University): Percy Shelley, Queen Mab, Spinoza

11:10-11:30am Morning Tea

11:30am-12:30pm Susan James (Birkbeck, University of London): On Self Transformation: Ovid’s Warning to Spinoza

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-2:30pm Marie Thompson (University of Lincoln): Power over/Power to: Spinoza, musical politics and contestations of social space

2:30-3:30pm Moira Gatens (The University of Sydney): Mary Shelley, Spinoza, and the Exemplar

3:30-4:00pm Afternoon Tea

4:00-5:00pm Panel discussion






Only those who have registered will be admitted.

To register please go to: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/philosophy/research/conferences.shtml

This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Grant [DP 170102206]


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