Conference 2018

Camus Society Conference: London

This year our conference will be held in London, on the 16th & 17th November 2018

Details will be posted here shortly. If you require more information before then please send us an email.

Below are details of last year’s conference in Krakow.



Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 hall before room 30

Teaching Camus Panel
Friday, 17 November, room 30 (Moderator: Eric Berg)

9:00 Eric Berg, ‘Is Albert Camus’ The Plague an effective Bioethics text?’
9:30 Peter Francev, ‘Teaching the Major Works of Camus at Two-Year Colleges in the United States’
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Marcin Urbaniak, ‘How Teaching Camus’ Philosophy Connects to Teacher’s Ethic and Learning Outcomes’
11:00 Maciej Kałuża, ‘Why should we study Camus’ position on terrorism? Rethinking the ethics behind truce appeals.’
11:30 – 12:30 Panel Discussion

12:30-14:30 LUNCH BREAK

Camus’s philosophical inspirations Panel
Friday, 17 November, room 30 (Moderator: Maciej Kałuża)

14:30 Eric Berg, ‘The Editorial, Personal, and Philosophical Relationship Between Simone Weil and Albert Camus’
15:00 George Heffernan, ‘From Absurdity to Rationality: Critical Reflections on Camus’s Critique of Husserl and Phenomenology in The Myth of Sisyphus’
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Johannes Abel, ‘Albert Camus’ reading of Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling’
16:30 Joshua Sharman, ‘Camus and Nietzschean Affirmation: Why Loeb Is Wrong About Sisyphus’
17:00-18:00 Discussion

Sisyphus and Prometheus Panel
Saturday, 17 November, room 30 (Moderator: George Heffernan)

9:00 Olivier Kauffman, ‘Logic and anthropomorphism in Le mythe de Sisyphe’
9:30 David Hoinski, ‘The Saving Power of Absurd Consciousness: The Consistency of the Absurd in Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus and The Rebel’
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Mor Segev, ‘Camus’ Critique of Nietzsche in The Rebel’
11:00 Catherine Lamprakopoulou, ‘Rebellion and Solidarity in Albert Camus’ moral philosophy: An inter-feeding relation, indicative of a humanitarian ethics with contemporary political connotations’
11:30 – 12:30 Panel Discussion

12:30-14:30 LUNCH BREAK

Camus and Art Panel
Saturday, 17 November, room 30 (Moderators: Peter Francev and Simon Lea)

14:30 Simon Lea, ‘A Critique of Camus’ Account of Art’
15:00 Grace Whistler, ‘Mythos and/or Logos: ‘Fabulous’ Narrative chez Camus’
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray, ‘Dada & Camus: Restructuring Existentialism Inclusively’
16:30 Denise Schaeffer, ‘The Enduring Relevance of Camus’ The Rebel’
17:00-18:00 Discussion
18:00 Conference closing and summary, Albert Camus Society announcements