Current Conferences, Symposia, Colloquia, and Panels

APA Central, Eastern, and Pacific forthcoming…


American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov 17th
Vermont Room of Marriott Copley Place, Friday 4-6 pm
Topic: “William James as Public Intellectual”
Chair: Michael Slater (Georgetown University)

• John Kaag (University of Massachusetts – Lowell)
• Deborah Whitehead (University of Colorado – Boulder)

APA Eastern

The William James Society Annual Meeting at the APhilA Eastern Division Meeting,
Savannah, GA, January 3-6, 2018.
G141, Friday, Jan. 5, 7-10pm

I. Topic: Author Meets Readers: Jim Campbell’s Experiencing William James
Chair: Megan Mustain (Saint Mary’s College of California)
Speakers: James Campbell (University of Toledo)
Greg Moses (Texas State University)
Tadd Reutenik (St. Ambrose University)

II. Winner of the 2017 WJS Young Scholar Prize
Kyle Bromhall (Independent Scholar) “Embodied Akrasia: James on Motivation and Weakness of Will.”

III. Business Meeting

Society for US Intellectual History, Dallas/Plano, Texas, October 26-29
The Life and Afterlife of William James’s ‘The Moral Equivalent of War’: Contexts, Reception, Legacy” (panel), Chair/Comment: Trygve Throntveit, University of Minnesota

• Marilyn Fischer, “James’s Moral Equivalent of War: A Minor Variation on a Common Theme”

• Alexander Livingston, Cornell University, “In Search for a Moral Equivalent of War: Pragmatism and Pacifism in the American Radical Tradition”

• Paul Croce, Stetson University, “William James’s Psychological Prelude to Politics: What Place for Moral Equivalents in American Polarization on the Potomac and the Jordan?”