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International Conferences:

The Lev Shestov Studies Society organises the

International Conference Lev Shestov - Vladimir Jankélévitch:

From the Tragic to the Ineffable

8 - 13 September 2008, Fondation des Treilles

To access the conference programme you can click here


The Shestov - Fondane International Conference

The Tragic Experience: The Interpretation of the Literary Work of Art in Lev Shestov's and Fondane's Thought

19-20 October 2000, Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris)

(for a copy of the programme click here)

The conference proceedings were published. Please see details below.



Ramona Fotiade (ed.), The Tragic Discourse: Shestov and Fondane's Existential Thought, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2006.

ISBN 978-3-03910-899-2.

To order your copy please go to the Peter Lang website.

Subscribers to the Shestov Journal are entitled to a 30% discount and should send their order to the Shestov Society address.

Michaela Willeke, Lev Sestov: Unterweg vom Nichts durch das Sein zur Fülle. Russisch-jüdische Wegmarken zu Philosophie und Religion, Berlin, Lit Verlag, 2006.

The editors of the Journal published the correspondence between Lev Shestov and Martin Buber. Please see:

The manuscripts form part of a collection held at the Jewish National and University Library (Jerusalem), whose permission to publish these documents is herewith gratefully acknowledged.

Contributions on the relationship between the two thinkers, as well as on the German reception of Shestov's thought are invited.


Ramona Fotiade, Conceptions of the Absurd. From Surrealism to Shestov's and Fondane's Existential Thought, Oxford: Legenda/EHRC, 2001.

Michele Lucarella, La Filosofia della Religione in Léon Chestov, Fasano/Italy: Grafischena, 2002.


Theses and dissertations

Alexander MacCabe (University of Glasgow, U.K.):

Dostoevsky's Early Reception in France as reflected in the works of Lev Shestov, André Gide, Albert Camus and J-P Sartre (PhD thesis, under the supervision of: Dr. Ramona Fotiade and Dr. Andrei Rogatchevsky, School of Modern Languages and Cultures) - ongoing

Olga Tabachnikova (University of Bath, U.K.) :
Lev Shestov’s Work from a Literary Point of View (Ph.D. thesis, supervised by: Prof. Rosalind Marsh and Dr. Peter Wagstaff, Department of European Studies and Modern Languages) - expected submission date : September 2004.

Hélèna Grigorasa (Université de Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne) :
L'Esprit de paradoxe dans la pensée existentielle de Léon Chestov (M.Litt. thesis, supervised by Jean Salem, in the Department of Philosophy) - September 2002.


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Last updated: 26 August 2008

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