The Conference will take place in the MUSEO VALENCIANO DE LA ILUSTRACIÓN Y LA MODERNIDAD (MuVIM) from November 16th to 18th 2009.
It is organized by the Centre d'Estudies i d'Investigació of the MuVIM, the Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences of Education of the University of Valencia and Limbo. Boletín internacional de estudios sobre Santayana. The Vicerrectorate of Research and the Martínez Guerricabeitia Foundation of the University of Valencia collaborate in the Conference.
Román de la Calle MuVIM and Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences of Education of the University of Valencia Sergio Sevilla University of Valencia Herman Saatkamp The Richard Stockon College of New Jersey, USA Pedro García Martín Alonso Madrigal High School and Duke of Alba Institution (Ávila) Luis Valdés University of Oviedo Krystof Piotr Skowronski University of Opole (Poland) Giuseppe Patella Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” Ángel M. Faerna University of Castilla la Mancha Ramón del Castillo National Open University (UNED)
The first day will be devoted to considering the place Santayana has in the world, particularly to his relation with Spain, the USA, Europe and Argentina. The second will treat Santayana's relation with philosophy, in particular with pragmatism and Wittgenstein. The closing day will deal with art, literature and aesthetics. There will be some time devoted to papers, listening to music and reading poems.
Among the professors invited are Herman Saatkamp and Manuel Garrido, who will open and close the Conference respectively, Pedro García, Krzyzstof Skowronski, Graziella Fantini, Vicente Cervera, Matt Flamn, John Lachs, Ángel Manuel Faerna, Ramón del Castillo, Vicente Sanfélix, David Dilworth, Cayetano Estébanez and Giuseppe Patella.
At the beginning of the Conference a book will be distributed dealing with Santayana (Materiales para una utopía: una antología poética y dos textos filosóficos).
Lectures will be published in a book form and papers in a CD.
The deadline for sending the summaries will be July 30 and for sending the complete article will be September 1. Confirmation of acceptance will be communicated before September 30.