New Narratives in Philosophy at Duke, April 14-17

Du Chatelet - Portrait after Maurice Quentin de la Tour - CORRECT PAINTING

New Narratives in Philosophy:
Rediscovering neglected works by early modern women

Co-Directed by Andrew Janiak and Marcy Lascano

Hosted at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
April 14 – 17, 2016

The New Narratives in Philosophy conference will be held at the Ahamdieh Family Lecture Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute (Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Duke University.) The four day conference will focus on the early modern philosophers Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, and Emilie Du Châtelet and will explore the various aspects of each figure’s primary philosophical works, investigate the relationships between her works and those of her contemporaries, and examine her works in relation to the political, social, ethical, theological, and scientific works of the period. In addition, the final, fourth day of the conference will be devoted to methodological questions that are important for transforming the teaching and study of early modern philosophy. All conference proceedings and materials – video clips, sample syllabi, papers, bibliographies and translated texts – will be disseminated on the Project Vox website, so that philosophers will have everything required to alter the teaching and research of early modern philosophy. The conference is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional funding and support provided by Duke University.

Confirmed Speakers and Commentators:

Sandrine Berges, Bilkent University
Julia Borcherding, Yale
Deborah Boyle, College of Charleston
Katherine Brading, Notre Dame
Jacqueline Broad, Monash University
Colin Chamberlain, Temple
David Cunning, University of Iowa
Adela Deanova, Duke
Marguerite Deslauriers, McGill University
Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania
Stewart Duncan, University of Florida
Don Garrett, NYU
Bryce Gessell, Duke
Elizabeth Goodnick, MSU Denver
Sarah Hutton, University of York
Andrew Janiak, Duke
Marcy Lascano, CSU Long Beach
Antonia Lolordo, University of Virginia
Christia Mercer, Columbia University
Alan Nelson, UNC Chapel Hill
Eileen O’Neill, UMass Amherst
Alison Peterman, Rochester
Lewis Powell, SUNY Buffalo
Anne-Lise Rey, CNRS
Samuel Rickless, UC San Diego
Eric Schliesser, University of Amsterdam
Alison Simmons, Harvard
Justin Smith, Université Paris Diderot – Paris VII
Sanem Soyarslan, North Carolina State
Marius Stan, Boston College
Jacqueline Taylor, U San Francisco
Julie Walsh, Wellesley

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