Call for Contributions: "Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir's osmotic philosophical-literary relationship"

07.12.2017

A book publication is planned about the personal and professional, or the literary and philosophical relationship between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.

The question of the extent of the personal and professional, or the literary and philosophical relationship between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir is still subject to controversial debate.

However, all theories and arguments, which, with regard to the development of the principles and theses of French existentialism in philosophy and literature, give precedence exclusively to either Sartre or Beauvoir, have proved to be merely speculative and rarely productive. Only a precise analysis of the many-layered osmotic exchanges between Sartre and Beauvoir can grasp the reciprocal enrichment of ideas and thoughts in their complex relationship. By way of changing the perspective of the investigation, we aim to shift the focus from the differences to the similarities in Sartre's and Beauvoir's life and work. Contributions to this collection of essays should deal with this unique osmotic relationship between Sartre and Beauvoir. They should also be based on their writings, in order to be able to trace all the aspects of their mutual enhancement in their philosophical and their literary works.

The book we plan to publish about Jean-Paul Sartre's and Simone de Beauvoir's osmotic philosophical-literary exchange will comprise ten to fifteen essays, each limited to 40,000 to 50,000 characters (with spaces).

Proposals for contributions (not more than 600 words) should be sent to nl@sartregesellschaft.de

Deadline for submission: 31.01.2018.

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