The International Association for Philosophy and Literature




Since its founding in 1976, the IAPL has held annual conferences focusing on an issue of special contemporary importance. Past IAPL meetings have taken place at the following locations (conference coordinators are listed in parentheses):

  1. Harvard Divinity School (1976): <Images of the Human Being: Pessimism versus Optimism> (Jean-Jacques Demorest)
  2. University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (1977):<Man, Nature, and the Work of Art> (Leonard L. Duroche)
  3. Case Western Reserve University (1978): (Peter Salm)
  4. SUNY at Binghamton (1979): <Interpretation and Method> (M.C. Dillon)
  5. University of Maine at Orono (1980): (Robert C. Carroll)
  6. SUNY at Albany (1981): <Representation> (T.R. Martland)
  7. Northwestern University (1982): <Knowledge and the Limits of History> (James M. Edie and Martha Woodmansee)
  8. SUNY at Stony Brook (1983): <Deconstruction and Its Alternatives> (Hugh J. Silverman)
  9. University of Iowa (1984): <Philosophy as Literature / Literature as Philosophy> (Donald G. Marshall)
  10. City University of New York (1985): <City, Thought, and Text> (Mary Ann Caws and Peter Caws)
  11. University of Washington (1986): <Value> (Charles Altieri)
  12. University of Kansas (1987): <Postmodernism: Texts, Politics, Instruction> (Gary Shapiro)
  13. University of Notre Dame (1988): Politics, Hermeneutics, Aesthetics (Gerald L. Bruns)
  14. Emory University (1989): <Dialectic and Narrative> (Dalia Judovitz and Thomas R. Flynn)
  15. University of California, Irvine (1990): <Bodies, Image, Writing, Technology> (Juliet F. MacCannell and Alexander Gelley)
  16. Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1991): <Change: Arts/Politics/Sciences> (Christie McDonald)
  17. Duquesne University (1993): <Visibility and Expressivity> (Wilhelm S. Wurzer)
  18. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (1994): <Thinking between Philosophy and Literature> (Massimo Verdicchio and Robert Burch)
  19. Villanova University (1995): <Virtual Incorporations> (John Carvalho)
  20. George Mason University (1996): <Dramas of Culture> (Wayne J. Froman and John Burt Foster, Jr.)
  21. University of South Alabama/Mobile (1997): <Marginal Regions/Textual Margins> (James Swearingen and Joanne Cutting-Gray)
  22. University of California-Irvine / School of the Arts (1998): <Interrogating Images> (Stephen Barker)
  23. Trinity College, Hartford, CT (1999): <Postmodern Sites> (Drew Hyland)
  24. Istituto Italiano Per Gli Studi Filosofici, Naples, ITALY (January, 2000):  <IAPL in Naples> (Massimo Verdicchio, Silvana Carotenuto, Hugh J. Silverman, and Antonio Gargano)
  25. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA (2000):  <Crossing Borders> (Hugh J. Silverman and Michael Sanders)
  26. Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, USA (2001): <Beginnings> (Roy Martinez and Beverly Guy-Sheftal)
  27. Erasmus University, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (2002): <Intermedialities > (Henk Oosterling)
  28. University of Leeds, ENGLAND (2003): <Writing Aesthetics> (Martin McQuillan)
  29. Le Moyne College and Syracuse University (2004): <Virtual Materialities> (Thomas P. Brockelman and Gregg Lambert)
  30. University of Helsinki, FINLAND (2005): <Chiasmatic Encounters> (Kuisma Korhonen)
  31. University of Freiburg, GERMANY; Universite Marc Bloch - Strasbourg, FRANCE; Beyeler Foundation - Basel, SWITZERLAND (2006): <Between Three: Arts-Media-Politics> (Terri J. Hennings, Freiburg with Jacob Rogozinski, Strasbourg)
  32. University of Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS (2007): <Layering - visual / textual / spatial / temporal > (Maria Margaroni)
  33. RMIT University, La Trobe University, and University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (2008): <Global Arts / Local Knowledge> (Jack Reynolds, Helene Frichot, Felicity Colman)
  34. Brunel University, Uxbridge, West London, UNITED KINGDOM (2009): <Double Edges: rhetorics / rhizomes / regions> (William Watkin)
  35. University of Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA (2010): <Cultures of Differences: national / indigenous / historical> (Lynn Wells)
  36. National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, TAIWAN (2011): <EAST | WEST: deterritorialization - negotiation - glocalization> (Chung-Hsiung "Raymond" Lai)


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