The International Association for Philosophy and Literature



IAPL 2013

37th annual IAPL conference

3 - 9 June 2013 | National University of Singapore

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IAPL 2013 Plenary Speakers



Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics, University of Rome - Tor Vergata | Director of the Centre for Language and Thought

Author of many books, including the new 20th Century Aesthetics, but also Art and its Shadow, The Sex-Appeal of the Inorganic, Ritual Thinking: Sexuality, Death, World, and many others in Italian.


The Biopolitics of Recognition: Making Female Subjects of Globalization

Professor of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley

Author of Inhuman Conditions: On Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights (Harvard UP, 2006) and Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation (Columbia UP, 2003) and co-editor of Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1998). He is also the co-editor of Thinking through the Body of the Law (Allen and Unwin, New York University Press, 1996); Grounds of Comparison: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson (Routledge, 2003); and Derrida and the Time of the Political (Duke University Press, 2009).

He is completing a book on theories of the world and world literature from the postcolonial world in an age of financial globalization and a related book on globalization and the three Chinas as seen from the perspectives of the independent cinema of Jia Zhangke, Tsai Ming-Liang and Fruit Chan.


T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land:
A multimedia theatre performance

President of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Prof Dixon is an internationally renowned researcher in the use of media and computer technologies in the performing arts. He was co-director of the Digital Performance Archive, which established the largest online database in the field, and he co-founded the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.

His 800-page book Digital Performance (MIT Press, 2007) is the most comprehensive study to date, providing a detailed history and analysis of the field and proposing bold new theoretical arguments. Acclaimed in scholarly reviews as 'Herculean', 'stunning', 'groundbreaking', and 'seminal', it won international book awards including the Association of American Publishers Award for Excellence in Music and the Performing Arts. Steve has also published in leading journals on subjects including theatre studies, film theory, digital arts, robotics, Artificial Intelligence and pedagogy. More...

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Gratitude expressed to Dr. Epp Annus for all her energetic and enthusiastic work in serving as local host coordinator of IAPL 2012. She admirably negotiated many hurdles to bring IAPL to Estonia, her home country, and to be so instrumental in making IAPL 2012 the enormous success that it turned out to be. The images in the photo album links should serve as a testimony to this resounding achievement!

Virtual IAPL 2011

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Many thanks to National Cheng Kung University's Professor Chung-Hsiung "Raymond" Lai, his colleagues, and students as well as all the conference participants for their wonderful contributions to making IAPL 2011 a successful, enjoyable, and energized conference for IAPL's 35th year celebration!










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