The Collegium Phaenomenologicum will convene for its fortieth annual session in the Umbrian town of Città di Castello from July 12–31, 2015. The Collegium is intended for faculty members and advanced graduate and postdoctoral students in philosophy and related disciplines. The core of the program consists in a series of three lecture courses, individual lectures, and intensive text-based seminars. A Participants Conference will be held July 11-12 (conference program). The theme for this year’s Collegium is “Derrida’s Seminars”


Courses, Lectures, and Instructors

Week 1: “Heidegger and the Question of Being and History”

Lecture Course by David Farrell Krell, DePaul University and Brown University

Additional lectures by Françoise Dastur (University of Nice), John Sallis (Boston College), and Charles Scott (Penn State University)

Week 2: “The Beast and the Sovereign”

Lecture Course by Walter Brogan, Villanova University

Additional lectures by Dawne McCance (University of Manitoba), Alejandro Vallega and Daniela Vallega-Neu (University of Oregon), and Dennis Schmidt (Penn State University)

Week 3: “The Death Penalty”

Lecture Course by Peggy Kamuf, University of Southern California

Additional lectures by Francesco Vitale (Università di Salerno), Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University), and Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University, Montreal)


Housing and Costs

Participants will be comfortably housed at Hotel Le Mura (***) in the historic center of Città di Castello. The cost for room and board (full pension) will be approximately €40 (double occupancy) and €52 (single room) per day. The program fee for the three-week session will be €275. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2015.