The 11th conference of the SLSAeu, the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts dedicates its next annual conference to the theme of empathy, or EMPATHIES rather:

The conference will take place in Basel (Switzerland) from 21-24 June 2017. The deadline is: 10 Dec. 2016. It will be organised along the four streams: (1) Empathy, Morality, Ethics; (2) Empathy, Narrative, Imagination; (3) Empathy and the Nonhuman; (4) Collective Empathy.

A transversal them will also be “the dark sides of empathy,” which certainly includes critical perspectives from postcolonial studies on the topic. In addition, there will be a pre-conference workshop on 20 June for doctoral candidates and postdoc dedicated to “The Cultural Politics of Empathy.”