The Forty-Second Annual Conference of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle will be held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference dates are November 2-4, 2017 and the theme of the conference is “The Significance of Place”. The conference is directed by Prof. Ann Murphy. Keynote address will be delivered by Rosalyn Diprose (University of New South Wales) and Gayle Salamon (Princeton University). The annual conference features the M. C. Dillon prize and lecture for the best graduate student paper submission. Those interested in attending or contributing should visitthe conference website.
Submissions are invited for a special panel on the theme of Sanctuary. A sanctuary is place of refuge or safety. Submissions on practices and places of sanctuary are invited for this special panel, which will address the theme of sanctuary in multiple contexts and in reference to several possible themes, including: migration and immigration, home-making, exile, vulnerability, violence, ecology, religion, and politics. Please note your interest in being included for consideration on this panel at the time of submission.