The International Association for Philosophy and Literature



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Katholike Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
-Institute of Philosophy (PhD program)


The Institute of Philosophy enjoys the status of a faculty, on equal footing with the other faculties within the Catholic University of Leuven. As the Department of Philosophy, the Institute is officially responsible for all philosophical research carried out in the university. This responsibility includes the organisation of a variety of degree programmes in philosophy, as well as providing the philosophy courses that are part of the curricula in other faculties.

The Institute aims at being a centre for advanced philosophical learning and research. The teaching of philosophy is based on the faculty's personal scholarly research combined with a programme that emphasises the study of the history of philosophy. The students acquire a critical and methodological approach to philosophy, one that allows them to participate actively in ongoing research. Specialised centres have been established within the Institute to support the diverse fields of research being pursued here.

The Institute strives to fulfill an interdisciplinary task among the various faculties of the university. The study of philosophy is undertaken in close contact with the arts and sciences in order to promote discourse and interaction between the various disciplines. Further, in establishing a dialogue between philosophy, the arts and the sciences, the Institute addresses itself to problems affecting the foundations of these disciplines.

The Institute wishes to contribute in its own way to an understanding of the proper role of the university within the wider community. It sees the primary task of a university with respect to society (especially that of a Catholic university) as a place for critical thought and ethical reflection. The Institute of Philosophy supports this role of the university by helping to situate scholarly activity, historical understanding and artistic expression within the context of human values.

Director of the International Programme: R. Friedman


P: Tel.: +32 16 32 63 02
F: +32 16 32 63 52
M: Kardinaal Mercierplein 2 - bus 3200, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

Kingston University (England)
-Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (formerly, of Middlesex University), M.A. and PhD. Program in Modern European Philosophy, and M.A. in Aesthetics and Art Theory


The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy is the leading centre for postgraduate level study and doctoral research in Continental Philosophy in the London area. Since its inception in 1994 it has developed a national and international reputation for teaching, research and publication in the field of post-Kantian European philosophy, characterised by a strong emphasis on broad cultural and intellectual contexts and a distinctive sense of social and political engagement.

Program Director: Peter Osborne

Contact information:

E: (Peter Osborne); M.A. program:< (Peter Hallward)
P: 44-181-362-5000
F: 44-181-362-6652
M: Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, Trent Park, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ United Kingdom (Note: This address will soon change, with the move of the Centre to Kingston University)

Queen's University of Belfast (Northern Ireland)
-Department of English, Program in Modern Literary Studies, M.A. and PhD.


English Studies at Queen's represents one of the most diverse areas of study and research in the Humanities, one that already has a worldwide reputation in some of its specialist fields of interest. The school's objective is to develop and enhance these areas through teamwork, collegiality, and with an eye to the possibilities of interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation in our research.

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, under the auspices of the School of English, is the first Centre of Excellence for poetry in Ireland and its director is the internationally renowned poet Ciaran Carson. It provides resources for emerging and established poets, researchers and critics, and serves to link creativity to criticism and academic scholarship. Through annual programmes of readings by poets and scholars, the Centre ensures that the dynamic tradition of poetry at Queen's extends to a wide audience and is of benefit to students, writers in the community, and the public at large.

Head of School: John Thompson

Contact information:

P: +44(0)28 9097 3320/
F: +44(0)28 9097 3334
M: 2 University Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN

Universite Europeenne de Recherche (France)

Description :

Université hors les murs , selon les termes d'un président quasi-légendaire de la Commission Européenne. [University outside the walls, under the terms of an almost legendary president of the European Commission.]

Cela signifie, non pas la construction étagée des structures universitaires, mais un espace expérimental, destiné à tester ce que l'on pourrait nommer, en termes expérimentaux, les évaluations, les Werthungen . [This means, not the building Storied university structures, but an experimental space, to test what might be called, in terms of experimental evaluations, Werthungen.]

Il s'agit de définir et dessiner un espace des évaluations européennes. [It aims to define and design a space of European evaluations.]

v Director of Research: Jean-Pierre Faye (President)

Contact Information:

P: 01 55 55 86 78
F: 01-47-05-18-03
M: 1 Rue Descartes, Paris, 75005, France

information submitted by: Jean-Pierre Faye

University of Sussex (UK)
-MA in Aesthetics


"The MA in Aesthetics provides an advanced programme of study for those particularly interested in the philosophy of art and literature."


W: (web page currently under reconstruction)

University of Tuebingen (Germany)
-Faculty of Modern Languages


The Faculty of Modern Languages at the University of Tübingen houses, under one roof - the so-called "Brechtbau" centrally located in the William Street - various seminars, with the following issues that concern: Deutsche Sprache und Literatur (mit Internationalen Literaturen, Skandinavistik und Medienwissenschaft); [German Language and Literature (with International Literature, Scandinavian Studies and Media Studies)]; Englische Sprache und Literatur [English Language and Literature]; Amerikanistik [American], Romanische Sprachen und Literaturen [Romance Languages and Literatures]; Slavische Sprachen und Literaturen [Slavic Languages and Literatures]; Rhetorik [Rhetoric]; und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft und Computerlinguistik [and Linguistics and Computational Linguistics].


P: 07071 / 29-72952
F: 07071 / 29-4253
M: Neuphilologische Fakultät, Wilhelmstraße 50, 72072 Tübingen

University of Warwick (UK)
-Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts (Special one-year M.A.: Philosophy and Literature; multi-departmental, specialist PhD. programme associated with the Centre)


The CRPLA provides a unique forum for the exchange of research expertise and for cross-departmental enquiry into the intersections between philosophy, literature and the arts. Its goal is to promote philosophical reflection both on and in these subject areas, while drawing on the expertise of subject specialists to put pressure on philosophical assumptions that might otherwise pass unquestioned in the ‘philosophy of art’, ‘philosophy of literature’ etc. The intended upshot is genuinely interdisciplinary research that poses new questions, proposes new theories and even methodologies that would not have arisen within any of the separate subject domains, left to their own devices and methodological assumptions.

Director: Dr. Peter Poellner

Programme Director: Dr. Michael John Kooy


E: (Stacey Heslop, CPRLA Secretary)
P: +44 (0)24 7652 3421
F: +44 (0)24 7652 3019






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