44th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL MERLEAU-PONTY CIRCLE
September 12-14, 2019
What can Merleau-Ponty studies contribute to affect theory? What can attending to affect and emotion contribute to critical phenomenology? What is the role of affect in perception? In the perception of others? In the experience of one’s own body? In the experience of nature or the human world? How should we theorize affect and emotion in relation to language and speech? What can we learn about emotion from Merleau-Ponty on child development? What is the “institution of a feeling”? Or the “narcissism of the flesh”? Can there be true and false feelings?
The conference is being directed by Prof. Shiloh Whitney and will feature the M. C. Dillon prize and lecture for the best graduate student paper submission. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Matthew Ratcliffe (University of York) and Alia Al-Saji (McGill University).