Canadian Society for Italian Studies – Call for papers for the Annual Conference di Ottawa
Call for papers for the Annual Conference di Ottawa
deadline: February, 15th 2018
University of Ottawa
May, 11-13 2018
Intersections of Philosophy and Politics in Italian Philosophical Thought
Ever since its inception in medieval times, Italian philosophy has developed in dialogue with political thought—contemporary thinkers such as Negri, Agamben, Cavarero, and Esposito are the most recent rendition of a civic commitment and attention to communal life that have characterized Italian thought since Dante through Campanella, Machiavelli, Croce, Gentile, and Gramsci, just to name a few. This panel explores themes, notions, limits, possibilities, and alternative political models addressed by Italian theorists when they engage a theoretical reflection inspired not only by abstract philosophical concepts but also by the concreteness and everydayness of social and political life—at that intersection, notions such as community, relationality, sociality, socio-political responsibility, biopolitics, sovereignty, authority, legitimacy, inclusiveness, coexistence, and many others emerge.
Please, send an abstract, and a 100 word bio to Antonio Calcagno at email@example.com by February, 15th 2018.
Antonio Calcagno, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
King’s University College at Western University
266 Epworth Avenue
London, ON N6A 2M3 CANADA
(Tel.) 519-433-3491 x4533