Special Philosophy Department Colloquium: 'Let's Not Be Stupid'
A Special Philosophy Department Colloquium will take place on Wednesday 2 May 2018 on the Philosophy of Stupidity. The title of the event is 'Let's Not Be Stupid' and will take place in L5, Science Concourse, at 4.30pm. The Speakers will be Professor Quassim Cassam, Professor Miguel de Beistegui and Professor Diarmuid Costello. The Colloquium will be followed by Dinner; please contact Professor Cassam as soon as possible if you would like to attend the Dinner.
The aim of the Research Development Fund (RDF) is to increase the University's capacity and capability to undertake world-class, innovative and exciting research by providing pump-priming funds. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2018/19 Strategic Awards is Thursday 7 June 2018 at 4pm.
'Epistemic Insouciance': Blog by Professor Quassim Cassam Features on American Philosophical Association Website
Read here Professor Cassam's engaging new blog on the 'Epistemic Insouciance' of today's political leaders, which is a highly topical and observant commentary based on a paper to be published shortly in The Journal of Philosophical Research.
See also Professor Cassam's TED Talk on the same subject:
TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-eQ2bR1HFk
It has been announced that Professor Quassim Cassam has been appointed as a member of the Philosophy Sub-Panel for the Criteria Phase of the REF (Research Excellence Framework) 2021.
Symposium: 'Books Out of Place: The Reception and Circulation of Fiction Outside its National Context' Friday 11 May 2018
The recent critical success enjoyed by Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels and Karl Ove Knausgård's six-volume My Struggle in the English-speaking world raises questions about how fiction circulates and is received outside its national context. Ferrante's novels began their global success story in the United States, where translator Ann Goldstein, an editor and Head of the Copy Department at The New Yorker, undoubtedly played a role in bringing them to prominence. The Anglophone Ferrante phenomenon means that the novels are now gradually finding their way into other European languages such as German, where they were previously unavailable. Reviews of Ferrante's work in the UK and the US have struggled to situate her feminism, to locate the novels generically and to mark them as high- or low-brow. Ironically, given the novels' "Italian-ness", little attention has been paid to their position in the Italian literary system or to their reception in Italy.
For further information: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/confs/books/