Current Conferences, Symposia, Colloquia, and Panels


APA-Central, Kansas City, Missouri, March 1 – 4, 2017.
12:15 — 2:15 p.m., William James Society
Topic: Some New Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Considered

• Chair: Tadd Ruetenik (St. Ambrose University)

•Randall E. Auxier (Southern Illinois University — Carbondale)
“Non-Darwinian Pragmatism”

• Brian Stanfield (John A. Logan College)
“Emersonian Genius as an Evolutionary Process”

• Tadd Ruetenik (St. Ambrose University)

“Circling the Tree: Creationism, Darwinism, and the Pragmatism of William James”

Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Birmingham, AL, March 16-18.
Session IIc: Thursday, 3:00-4:40pm, William James Society
Topic: James and Du Bois

• Chair: Ermine Algaier (Harvard University)

• Saladin Ambar (Lehigh University)
“Du Bois and James at Harvard: The Challenges of Fraternal Pairing and Racial Theory”

• Harvey Cormier (Stony Brook)
“W.E. B. Du Bois, William James, and Literature”

• John Kaag (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
“James and The Sorrow Song”

APA-Pacific, Seattle, Washington, April 12 – 15, 2017.
Session 1
Wednesday, 12 April, 8-10 PM, William James Society
Topic: James’s Ethics and Its Applications

• Chair: Kyle Bromhall (Independent Scholar)

•  Amy Stewart (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
“Flights from Exile: William James and the Queer Transformation of Trauma”

•  Emma McClure (University of Toronto)
“In My Thoughts and In My Words: The Morality of William James and Iris Murdoch”

• Josh Fischel (Millersville University of Pennsylvania) and Mark Uffelman (County College of Morris)
“Self-cultivation as Social Critique”

Session 2
Thursday, 13 April, 8-10 PM, William James Society
Topic: James on Process and Becoming

• Chair: Kyle Bromhall (Independent Scholar)

• Russell J. Duvernoy (University of Oregon)
“James, ‘Pure Experience’, and the Posthuman”

• Bonnie Sheehey (University of Oregon)
“Hopeful Memory: James and Bergson on Freedom and Self-Transformation”

• Ian Patrick McHugh (Fullerton College)
“James, Whitehead, and the Conditions for Actual Relationality”