43rd Annual Meeting
International Merleau-Ponty Circle 

November 8-10, 2018

 The Normal and the Abnormal

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
 Chattanooga, TN



Jenny Slatman, Tillburg University

Magic Show and Lecture by Lawrence Hass


Paper submissions directly pertinent to the theme “The Normal and the Abnormal” are particularly encouraged, but papers on any area of current research in Merleau-Ponty studies will be considered for inclusion in the program. Completed papers will be given strong priority. Papers should be no more than 4,500 words/30 minutes reading time. Please format papers for anonymous review and send with a cover letter to the conference director at


The conference features the annual M. C. Dillon Memorial Lecture – an honor and monetary award for the best graduate student submission, with publication in Chiasmi International.  Graduate students who wish to be considered for the Dillon award should indicate this in their cover letter.

Deadline for submission: June 15, 2018

Conference Director:   Talia Welsh, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

All inquiries:


Lodging Information:

 A block of rooms has been reserved at the Read House, November 7-11th, 2018. The Read House is a historic inn located in the center of Chattanooga with many coffee shops, restaurants, and sights to see. The University is less than a mile away.

The rates are $129 per night for either One King or Two Queen Beds. Please call the Hotel to make your reservation under “The International Merleau-Ponty Circle.”


Online registration will be available soon.

Accessibility requests, concerns, or suggestions are welcome. Please directly contact the conference

All correspondence will be kept in confidence.


Funding for the conference from the Department of Philosophy & Religion, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research is gratefully acknowledged.