The International Association for Philosophy and Literature



IAPL 2013 Singapore - Conference Details

Conference Book
Click to view pdf

About IAPL

The International Association for Philosophy and Literature is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and scholarly research within the humanities. Founded to provide a context for the interplay of Philosophy, Literary Theory, and Cultural / Aesthetic / Textual Studies, the IAPL brings together scholars from the full range of disciplines concerned with philosophical, historical, critical, and theoretical issues.With its focus on interdisciplinary topics and concerns, the IAPL, since its founding in the mid-1970s, has represented and participated in many of the most vital and exciting developments at the intersection of philosophy and literature. The association’s annual meetings provide a unique opportunity for dialogue and the exchange of ideas, the articulation of contemporary themes and topics, the exploration of various expressive arts, and the production of new theoretical discourses.The 37th annual IAPL Conference will be held from 3rd – 9th June 2013 at National University of Singapore, Singapore.

This year's conference theme is Hospitalities: biopolitics / technologies / humanities. The conference will be held 3-9 June 2013 at the National University of Singapore. Please see the links on the left for more information.

Sorry, no canvas support here :(

IAPL 2013 Plenary Speaker



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...



poster - please print and post



Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:13 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)