Persisting Souls in Literature, Art, History, Politics and Philosophy

How does the soul traverse time? When did the soul become the psyche? How is the soul conceived of in cultures around the world and how do such perceptions reverberate in the English-speaking world?
From Plato’s vision of the body as a prison of the soul, soma sema, in Phaedrus, to Foucault’s reverse statement, in Discipline and Punish, that the soul is a prison of the body, the concept has been open to constant reinterpretation.
This conference will consider the ways in which the soul has migrated from its origins in mythology, philosophy, and theology to find new developments and pervade literary and artistic forms as well as historical representations.

Ce colloque, organisé par Delphine Louis-Dimitrov et Estelle Murail, membres de l’EA 7403 ainsi que par Sara Thornton, dans le cadre d’une collaboration entre l’Institut Catholique de Paris, l’Université Paris Diderot, le Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones (LARCA, UMR 8225) et l’Institut universitaire de France, aura lieu les jeudi 11 et vendredi 12 avril 2019 à l’Institut Catholique de Paris. Les communications seront faites en anglais.

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Pour plus d’informations, vous pouvez consulter le programme détaillé du colloque.