Sussex, Reino Unido, del 14 al 16 de julio de 2015. El Centro de estudios medievales y de la primera modernidad de la Universidad de Sussex organiza este congreso dedicado a las relaciones entre la temprana literatura moderna y el pensamiento filosófico. Fecha límite de envío de resúmenes: 16 de febrero de 2015.


Call for Papers

Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700

A Postgraduate Conference at the University of Sussex

Plenary speakers: Katrin Ettenhuber (Pembroke, University of Cambridge); Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews); Christopher Tilmouth (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge).

The Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies (CEMMS: at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce its forthcoming Postgraduate Conference on the theme of ‘Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700’, which will take place on the 14th-16th July 2015.

This conference will explore the relationship between early modern literature and philosophical thought, theories and issues. How philosophical was literature in this period? Did literature and philosophy work in symbiosis or discordantly? How are philosophical ideas approached in early modern literary texts? In what ways could literature function to promote or critique philosophical ideas? What was the role of commercial literature in disseminating philosophical thought? How did circulation of courtly literature influence contemporary political and philosophical thinking? What was the role of different textual mediums (such as codices, pamphlets or newsbooks) in disseminating philosophical ideas? How were philosophical theories engaged with in poetry, prose or drama? Did the genre or medium matter?

We welcome abstracts of 200-300 words for individual papers of 20 minutes or of 600 words for panels of three related papers. These could be on topics including but not limited to/

  • Aristotelianism
  • Atheism
  • Augustinism
  • Averroism
  • Casuistry
  • Epicurianism
  • Ethics/ Moral philosophy
  • Figures of Space
  • Humanism
  • Logic
  • Machiavellianism
  • Philosophy of Nature
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Platonism/Neo-Platonism
  • Political philosophy
  • Rationalism
  • Scepticism
  • Scholasticism
  • Stoicism
  • Thomism
  • Toleration

Please submit your abstract along with your institution, paper title and a brief biography to by 16th February 2015.