CfP: Phenomenology and the Limits of Experience (21–23 September 2023, University of Bucharest)

Organized by: the University of Bucharest (ICUB) and the Romanian Society for Phenomenology Keynote Speakers: Natalie Depraz, Saulius Geniusas, Sara Heinämaa The recent publication of Husserliana XLII, Die Grenzprobleme der Phänomenologie, in 2014 has revitalized a...

Call for Papers: Phenomenology and the Sciences: Between Foundation, Clarification, and Material Contributions. Studia Phaenomenologica XXIV (2024)

Call for Papers: Phenomenology and the Sciences: Between Foundation, Clarification, and Material Contributions. Studia Phaenomenologica XXIV (2024) Guest Editors: Andrea Altobrando and Simone Aurora What can phenomenology say nowadays concerning the sciences? Is...

Cristian Ciocan, Violență și animalitate. Explorări fenomenologice (Spandugino, 2022)

"Cartea de față excelează în multe privințe. Din câte știu, este singura care, în spațiul nostru cultural, aprofundează atât de riguros și comprehensiv problematica violenței prin raportare constantă la fenomenul mai vast al animalității. Cristian Ciocan, bine...

Christian Ferencz-Flatz, “Film as Social Visibility”, in: Elisa Cuter, Guido Kirsten und Hanna Prenzel (Hg.), Precarity in European Film (De Gruyter, 2022)

One cannot properly assess discourses on social misery in recent Eastern Euro-pean cinema without first taking note of the fact that filmic depictions of them are disproportionately scarce compared to the extent of the phenomenon itself. Keeping in mind that countries...

Roxana Baiasu, “Lockdown Lived Experience, Illness, Power, and Epistemic Injustice”, in Peter Sutoris, Sinéad Murphy, Aleida Mendes Borges, Yossi Nehushtan (eds.), Pandemic Response and the Cost of Lockdowns, Routledge, 2022

This paper offers a contribution to recent discussions concerning the marginalisation or exclusion of the humanities from pandemic-related decision-making processes which have shaped important lockdown policies. More specifically, it focuses on certain contributions...

Natalie Depraz, Maria Gyemant (ed), Phénoménologie des émotions (Hermann, 2022)

Un sujet peu exploré dans la phénoménologie husserlienne est encore à ce jour le champ des émotions, longtemps minoré. Or la publication du volume des Husserliana « Sentiment et valeur » montre que les émotions sont un thème qui préoccupa Husserl durant toute sa vie....

Mădălina Diaconu, “Being and Making the Olfactory Self. Lessons from Contemporary Artistic Practices”. In: Di Stefano, N., Russo, M.T. (eds), Olfaction: An Interdisciplinary Perspective from Philosophy to Life Sciences (Springer, 2022)

Contemporary smelly artworks, installations and “scent sculptures” endorse philosophical and anthropological theories about the construction of identity as a relation to oneself and the others through consciousness and memory (John Locke), as a multi-staged process of...

Christian Ferencz-Flatz, “Screened Intercorporeality. Reflections on Gestures in Videoconferences”, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 2022

This article brings a phenomenological perspective to the question of how bodily and inter-bodily experience is involved in interacting via audio-visual media like videoconferencing platforms. Contemporary discussions in interaction studies point to a certain...

Mădălina Diaconu, “Enjoyment fulfilment survival: on the value of art and beauty for life”, Popular Inquiry: The Journal of the Aesthetics of Kitsch, Camp and Mass Culture, vol. 6, issue 1, 2022

The discourse on vital values was once highly ambivalent in the history of Western aesthetics. The rationalistic mainstream condemned pleasure yet defended specific aesthetic enjoyment; only rarely was life itself uniquely seen as a source of pleasure. In the 20th...

Mădălina Diaconu, “Rescaling the Weather Experience: From an Object of Aesthetics to a Matter of Concern”, Environmental Values, Volume 31, Number 1, 2022.

This paper analyses the cluster of aesthetic features involved in the common experience of the weather. Perceptual features (framelessness, chromatics, texture, synaesthesia, ephemerality, proteism) are accompanied by 'atmospheric' moods that are irreducible to...

About Romanian Society for Phenomenology

The Romanian Society for Phenomenology was founded in 2000 to promote research in phenomenology, coordinate the development of this discipline in Romania, and help constitute a specialized phenomenological community in Romania.

The Society is a founding member of the Organization of the Phenomenological Organizations.

OUR PROJECTS

The aim of the society is to promote the phenomenology in Romania, by organizing conferences, seminars, and workshops, and by stimulating a professional community of researchers. The main publication of the Romanian Society for Phenomenology is the international yearbook Studia Phaenomenologica, founded in 2001.

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Mădălina Diaconu, “Being and Making the Olfactory Self. Lessons from Contemporary Artistic Practices”. In: Di Stefano, N., Russo, M.T. (eds), Olfaction: An Interdisciplinary Perspective from Philosophy to Life Sciences (Springer, 2022)

Contemporary smelly artworks, installations and “scent sculptures” endorse philosophical and anthropological theories about the construction of identity as a relation to oneself and the others through consciousness and memory (John Locke), as a multi-staged process of...

Mădălina Diaconu, “Enjoyment fulfilment survival: on the value of art and beauty for life”, Popular Inquiry: The Journal of the Aesthetics of Kitsch, Camp and Mass Culture, vol. 6, issue 1, 2022

The discourse on vital values was once highly ambivalent in the history of Western aesthetics. The rationalistic mainstream condemned pleasure yet defended specific aesthetic enjoyment; only rarely was life itself uniquely seen as a source of pleasure. In the 20th...

Mădălina Diaconu, “Alpine Atmosphären und Sinneslandschaften John Tyndalls Reiseberichte über die Alpen”, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften, 33(1), 2022.

Collecting goes beyond art collecting and seems to meet a more general need. Although it originally aided survival and has predecessors in the animal world, the gesture of collecting has complex motivations. After exploring the collector’s psychology and the...