Camus colloquium, end of tri2 meetings and new committee


don't forget the Deakin Camus Colloquium this Wednesday on the Burwood campus.

Deakin Camus Colloquium
Albert Camus, novelist and philosopher
Wednesday 13 October from 9.30am–5pm in room B-LT10 (L1.08), Burwood campus


This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Albert Camus’ death. In commemoration, philosophy at Deakin University is holding a one day colloquium that brings together philosophers and literary scholars to reflect upon Camus’s philosophical legacy and literary achievements. The event is open and admission is free. For catering purposes we would like to know numbers (a light lunch will be provided), so if you plan on coming please send an email with Camus colloquium in the subject heading to Leesa Davis,, who will also handle any enquiries.


9.30 Introduction and welcome
9.45 Ashley Woodward (Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy) ‘Camus and Nihilism’
10.45 Jean-Philippe Deranty (Philosophy, Macquarie), ‘Camus’ theory of the flesh’
11.45 Matthew Sharpe (Philosophy, Deakin) ‘“I rebel, therefore we are”: Camus as philosopher, Camus as contemporary’
12.45 Lunch
1.45 Alistair Rolls (French, Newcastle) ‘Reading Camus inside out: L’Étranger as Paris’s other side’
2.45 Russell Grigg (Philosophy, Deakin) ‘Colonising Camus: or, the Arab as the true outsider in L’Étranger’
3.45 Justin Clemens (Culture and Communication, Melbourne) ‘Back up the hill again’
4.45 Close

Check the DPS website or DPS Facebook events page for more event details.

Unfortunately we are unable to videolink the colloquium to the Waurn Ponds campus.

DPS Inter-trimester break

Alas, last week another trimester of Deakin Philosophical Society meetings ended. But do not despair for, as often happens, with this ending came a beginning. Last week the people elected a 2011 DPS committee. I was fortunate enough to be re-elected as President. The ever-rational Jason Bishop became your Treasurer. And Erin Kennis was installed as Secretary (after defeating the heathen insurrection led by the eloquent Mitch Cunningham). Congratualtions to the incoming committee.

2010 has been quite an exciting year. Not only have we had exciting discussions and sometimes heated debates, we've also enjoyed the company of international guests speakers such as AC Grayling, Renata Salecl and Liezl van Zyl; locals Tam Pataki, Jack Reynolds, Phil Quadrio, Robert Sinnerbrink, Kim Huynh, Jason Freddi, and, just last week, Richard Hamilton; our own Matt Sharpe, Geoff Boucher and Stan van Hooft; and students Mitch Cunningham, Petra Brown, Jason Bishop and Sean Marsh. What a year ... so far.

The new committee proposes that we continue to meet over the third trimester. For those of you sticking around for the summer but not studying this will hopefully prevent the onset of intellectual cobwebs caused by prolonged periods of leisure.

Trimester three begins on Monday 15 November. Accordingly, our first meeting will (most likely) fall on Wednesday 17 November. I'll send out more details over the next couple of weeks.

Until then,

retaining the corruptible crown,

Deakin Philosophical Society President,
Dylan Nickelson.

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