Conference 2023

Camus Society Conference: Krakow

This year our conference will be held in person 

16th & 17th November 2023

All the talks will be made available for download after the conference. A link to these recordings will be posted shortly after the conference.

Registration for both days $50 USD

To hear talks from last year’s conference as well as other great Camus related material visit Albert Camus Radio.

Conference Abstracts


Thursday 16th November

Paper Panel #1: Camus and Philosophers

10.00-10.30: From “Sophrosyne” (σωφροσύνη) to “La Mesure” and Back. (Angelika Małek and Maciej Kałuża)
10.30-11.00: Sisyphus with Fife and Drum: Imagining Sisyphus Happy. (Simon Lea)
11.00-11.30: Discussion #1
11.30-11.45: Break #1
11.45-12.15: Camus, Beauvoir and the Ethics of the Absurd’s Ambiguity. (Peter Francev)
12.15-12.45: Differently Alienated in Paris: Camus and Baldwin. (Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray)

12.45-13.00: Discussion #2

13.00-15.00: Lunch Break

Paper Panel #2: Camus and His Work

15.00-15.30: Meursault… (George Heffernan)
15.30-16.00: Hope and Tragedy in Camus’s The Misunderstanding (Denise Schaeffer)
16.00-16.45: Discussion #3
16.45-17.00: Closing Remarks

Friday 17th November

Paper Panel #1: Camus and Afterlives

10.00-10.30: Dr Rieux is No Hero of The Plague. (Eric Berg)
10.30-11.00: Stranger Things. Meursault in Comix Mode. (David Platten)
11.00-11.30: Discussion #1
11.15-11.30: Break #1

Paper Panel #2: Camus and Contemporary Culture

11.30-12.00: Albert Camus and Peter Kropotkin: An Unexplored Connection. (Dominik Kulcsár)
12.00-12.30: Camus as a Mystical Predictor of Our Day and Age. (David Langwallner)
12.30-13.00: Discussion #1

13.00-15.00 Lunch

15.00-15.30: Albert Camus and Error Theory. (Matt Waldschlagel)
15.30-16.00: Discussion #2
16.00-18.00: Closing Remarks