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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2013 Costello Prize

Jennifer L. Roche (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) received the Harry Todd Costello Prize for her presentation at the Royce, California, and the World Conference entitled "Josiah Royce on Imagination."

Monday, August 19, 2013

Josiah Royce's Final Written Words

"So long as love and memory and record and monument keep the thought of our dead near to our lives and hearts, so long as ... the spirit of brotherhood enables us to prize what we owe to those who have lived and died for us, the cult of the dead will be an unfailing source to us of new and genuinely religious life."


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Royce. California, and the World Conference Schedule

Royce, California, and the World

Friday, August 16

12:00 – 1:30 REGISTRATION

Foyer Outside Arletta Douglas Room

12:30 – 1:20
Room A

Chair: Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

— “Royce’s Problem with Sin: Morbid Obsession or Moral Insight?”
Bette Manter, Curry College

1:30 – 2:45 
Room A

— “On the Secularization of Sin, from Royce to Rawls”
Martin Woessner, City College of New York, CUNY

— “A Beloved Community of Traitors”
Benjamin Craig, Land of Lincoln College

Commentator: Scott L. Pratt, University of Oregon

Room B

— “Josiah Royce on Imagination”
J.L. Roche, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

— “How Provincial Is Wise Provincialism, and How Wise?”
Myron Jackson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Commentator: Dwayne Tunstall, Grand Valley State University

3:00 – 4:45 
Room A

— “The Transitional Importance of Loyalty in the Philosophy of Josiah Royce”
Dave Rodick, Xavier University (Cincinnati)

— “Josiah Royce’s Influence on Charles Sanders Peirce”
David E. Pfeifer, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Commentator: Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Room B

— “Loyalty and Immigration”
David K. Glidden, University of California, Riverside

— “‘All this tale is one disgrace to our people’: Royce’s California as an Exercise of Guilty Identity,”
Kevin Harrelson, Ball State University

Commentator: Jacquelyn Kegley, California State University, Bakersfield

5:00 - 6:15 Book Signing and Readings

Booktown Books, 107 Bank Street

Officiating: Iven Lourie

(First time in print, Pussy Blackie’s Travels, by Josiah Royce)

6:30-7:30 Holbrooke Hotel, Arletta Douglas Room

Officiating: Randall Auxier
Welcome and Recognition, Robin Wallace
Introduction of Speaker, Scott L. Pratt

“Grass Valley to the Great Community”

Jacquelyn A. K. Kegley

CSU Outstanding Professor; Wang Award for Outstanding Teaching, Research and Service; Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies, California State University, Bakersfield

7:30 Dinner

Saturday, August 17

9:00 – 11:00 REGISTRATION 
Foyer Outside Arletta Douglas Room

8:30 – 9:20

— “Social Division and the Healing Power of the Ethics of Community”
Olav Bryant Smith, California State University, Chico

9:30 – 10:20

— “Royce’s Philosophy of Evil, Loyalty, Sorrow, and Atonement, in Response to Probable Ecological Devastation”
Robert McDermott, California Institute of Integral Studies
10:30 – 11:20 

— “Between or Beyond the ‘Abyss of Abstract Conception’ and the ‘Heaven of Glittering Immediacy’: Did Royce Pull It Off?”
Lucio Privitello, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
11:30 – 12:20 

— “A Deweyan Inspired Roycean Idealism”
Dwayne Tunstall, Grand Valley State University (Michigan)

Afternoon Free: Tour of Grass Valley sponsored by Nevada County Historical Society

4:30-6:00 RECEPTION
Grass Valley Library, Royce Branch

151 Union Square

Officiating: Dwayne A. Tunstall
Welcome and Recognition, Iven Lourie
Introduction of Speaker, Jacquelyn A. K. Kegley

“Josiah Royce and the Renewal of the United States: A Challenge to the Royce Community”

Kevin Starr, University Professor of History, Univ. of Southern California; California State Librarian, Emeritus

7:15 Dinner*

Sunday, August 18

8:30 – 9:20

— “Building the Great Community: Assessing Royce’s International Conflict Insurance Proposal in Light of the Collective Security Ideal of the League of Nations and the UN”

Marc Anderson, Montreal, Quebec Canada

9:30 – 10:20 

— “From Provincialism to Bioregionalism: Place and the Saving Community”

Kelvin J. Booth, Thompson Rivers University

10:30 – 11:20

— “There’s Something (Someone) in Between

William Elkins, Drew University

11:30 – 12:20 

— “Royce as Psychologist: A Forgotten Aspect of His Thought”
Jacquelyn A.K. Kegley, California State University, Bakersfield

12:20 – 2:00 Lunch (On one’s own)

2:00 “Beyond Our Mountains,” a reading of a play in two acts*

by Robin A. Wallace

directed by Dinah Smith


*For persons not attending the banquet, there will be a special presentation of “Beyond Our Mountains” on Saturday evening, August 15 at 7:30, open to the public Arletta Douglas Room, Holbrooke Hotel, $10 at the door. (Both performances open to the public.)