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CAMUS CONFERENCE | 2016

Camus conference 2013

LONDON, 18 NOV - 19 NOV

9.30am - 5.30pm

  • 2 day conference
  • International speakers

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Journal of Camus Studies | JCS

Journal of Camus Studies

The Journal of Camus Studies

Formerly the Journal of the Albert Camus Society, the JCS is published annually and is available in print or as an ebook. For more information on purchasing or contributing visit the Camus Journal page.

The Albert Camus Society | Camus FAQ

Help from The Camus Society

  1. Can you give me permission to use Camus' image or words for my project?
  2. I've found a quote attributed to Camus on a website and would like to find the source, can you help?
  3. I'm writing an article on Camus and I'm having trouble understanding some aspect of his work, can you help?
  4. I'm making a documentary/TV show/radio programme about Camus and I'm looking for someone to speak about some aspect of Camus' life and work, can you help?
  5. I'm a student and have to write an essay/dissertation on Camus, can you help?
  6. I want to adapt one of Camus' novels/short stories into a play, what do I have to do?
  7. Can you help with funding my [insert project here]?

Submitting content to The Camus Society

  1. What kind of content do you accept?
  2. How do I contribute to the Journal of Camus Studies?
  3. How do I contribute to the Camus Society Website?

Reviews FAQ

  1. How do you select books to review?
  2. I have a book I'd like reviewed, how do I request a review?
  3. How long will it take to publish a review?
  4. I have a play or documentary I'd like you to review, how do I request a review?

Albert Camus further reading

  1. Can you recommend a good biography of Albert Camus?
  2. What books on Camus do you recommend?
  3. I like Camus' writing. Can you recommend other writers?

Help from The Camus Society

Can you give me permission to use Camus' image or words for my project?

The Camus Society has no rights to Camus' image, words, etc. and can not grant permission to anyone to use anything.

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I've found a quote attributed to Camus on a website and would like to find the source, can you help?

Possibly. Send us an email with the quote and we'll try to get back to you. Most of the quotes cited on the internet aren't very accurate (see Camus and Football). Websites that publish quotes all seem to copy from one another and once a misquote (or misattributed quote) goes online it spreads everywhere.

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I'm writing an article on Camus and I'm having trouble understanding some aspect of his work, can you help?

Probably. Broad questions such as ‘who was Camus and why was he important' will be answered simply with a list of suggested reading. Requests for clarification on particular issues are more likely to get a detailed response.

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I'm making a documentary/TV show/radio programme about Camus and I'm looking for someone to speak about some aspect of Camus' life and work, can you help?

It will depend on who you are looking for and what you want them to speak about. If you want someone to represent The Camus Society then it will depend on who is available. If you would like to be put in contact with someone who has, for example, staged a Camus play then we will attempt to put you in touch with someone.

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I'm a student and have to write an essay/dissertation on Camus, can you help?

We can help however we will not write your essay for you. If you have a question the best person to ask, in almost all cases, will be your tutor or supervisor.

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I want to adapt one of Camus' novels/short stories into a play, what do I have to do?

Great news. Let us know how you're getting on and if you make it to the stage then we'll help you, as far as we can, to publicise the event. We can not grant any kind of permissions or help you find them. One piece of advice/opinion: The Stranger will not make a good stage play. The Fall would make an excellent play.

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Can you help with funding my [insert project here]?

Sorry, but we do not have the financial resources to fund anything other than our own projects.

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Submitting content to The Albert Camus Society

What kind of content do you accept?

We accept academic papers for the Journal of Camus Studies and articles for the Camus Society Website. We do not accept any fiction or poetry.

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How do I contribute to the Journal of Camus Studies?

Please read the Submission guidelines for more information.

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How do I contribute to the Camus Society Website?

Please read Contributing to the website for more information.

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Reviews FAQ

How do you select books to review?

Books must be either about Camus or related to Camus' philosophy or literature in some way. We do not review fiction or poetry. Authors and publishers can request a review or we may approach them and request a review copy.

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I have a book I'd like reviewed, how do I request a review?

In the first instance send us an email and tell us about the book. We will reply requesting a review copy. The review will be published in the book reviews section of the website. A shorter version of the review will also be sent out to our mailing list along with details of where the book can be published. Reviews of newly published academic books will also appear in the Journal of Camus Studies.

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How long will it take to publish a review?

This depends on the books and the person reviewing it. We can not guarantee a timescale for reviews. As a rough guide, a book of popular philosophy will probably only take a couple of weeks to read and review. However, it will take several months to review a lengthy and complex philosophical monograph.

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I have a play or documentary I'd like you to review, how do I request a review?

Send us an email and tell us about it. For a play, you will need to send us an invitation to the press night performance or, if you have one, a DVD of the performance. For documentaries, send either a invitation to the screening or a DVD. Bear in mind that unless a reviewer lives a reasonable distance from the theatre it is unlikely that they will be able to make it to the performance. Do not send us scripts of plays that have not been performed.

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Albert Camus | further reading

Can you recommend a good biography of Albert Camus?

Two great biographies are Herbert Lottman's and Olivier Todd.

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What books on Camus do you recommend?

Take a look at our review section.

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I like Camus' writing. Can you recommend other writers?

It would be impossible to provide an adequate reading list; here are some authors and books that you might be interested in: Flaubert, Madame Bovary | Melville, Moby Dick | Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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