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British Society for Phenomenology’s Annual Conference

Event date: 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2022

Venue: University of Exeter

The University of Exeter and the Shame and Medicine Project will host the British Society for Phenomenology’s Annual Conference in 2022, from Tuesday 30th August – Thursday 1st September. The theme for the conference follows up on the 2020 online conference, and will be “Engaged Phenomenology II: Explorations of Embodiment, Emotions and Sociality” and there will be a special panel on “Phenomenology and Shame Experiences” sponsored by the Shame and Medicine Project.

Watch Luna Dolezal and Jessie Stanier introduce and discuss this year’s conference.

Listen now to the BSP podcasts from The British Society for Phenomenology 2022 Annual Conference

The deadlines for the Call for Papers for the main conference and the Call for Papers for the “Phenomenology and Shame Experiences” Panel has now passed.


Keynote speakers:
Prof. Alia Al-Saji, associate professor of philosophy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Prof. Giovanna Colombetti, professor of philosophy, University of Exeter, UK.
Dr Ullrich Haase, principal lecturer in philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

We’re delighted to announce the paper titles for the “Phenomenology and Shame Experiences” Panel:

  • Oskar Otto Frohn – Shame and Depression – A Phenomenological Qualitative Exploration of Shame in Depression
  • Maria Galkina (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris) – Phenomenology of Environmental Shame
  • Dr Darren Gillies Shyness as an Anticipation of Shame: Responding to the Risk Posed to a Desired Relation
  • Ronja Griep (University of Cambridge) – When Does Bodily Shame Turn Unjust? The Case of Menstrual Shame
  • Tomas Lally (NUIG) – The Origins of Shame
  • Penelope Lusk (University of Pennsylvania) – “It said the quiet part out loud”: Reshaping Shame in the #MedBikini Twitter Movement
  • Dr Brentyn Ramm (Witten/Herdecke University) – Sartre and Harding on Shame and Self-Consciousness
  • Sepehr Razavi (Université de Montréal) – Who is the Subject of Collective Shame?
  • Prof. Tanja Staehler (University of Sussex) – Dimensions of Shame in Childbirth



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