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Friday, November 16, 2012

2 Student Philosophy Conference CFPs

CFP: Third Annual Philosophy Student Conference at Dowling College
    Adam Nov 15 07:23AM -0800

    CFP: Third Annual Philosophy Student Conference at Dowling College
    (Oakdale, Long Island, New York, April 6, 2013)

    *Sponsored by the Forum for Advanced Studies Gaetanno Massa, Rome, Italy*

    In order to increase student awareness of and interest in philosophy, and
    to encourage contributions to the scholarly community, Dowling College
    Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites students to submit
    papers relating to any philosophical topic or period. Authors of accepted
    papers will be given the opportunity to present their work at Dowling
    College’s third annual philosophy student conference. *Now extended to
    first and second-year graduate students!*

    Deadline for Submissions: January 5, 2013

    Submission Guidelines:

    1. Although papers must relate to a philosophical topic or period, that
    does not mean that other areas, such as psychology, sociology, neurology,
    biology, etc., are excluded. As long as the paper engages with its topic in
    a philosophical manner you are more than welcome to submit the paper.
    Presenters should plan on having 20 minutes to present their work (approx.
    10-12 pages long). Time limits will be strictly enforced.

    2. Attach a copy of your submission in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format to an
    email, and send it to Within the email,
    please include your name, email address, and college/university that you
    are affiliated with.

    3. Please do not include your name on your paper, so that it may be
    reviewed “blind” by a committee of conference organizers.

    4. Authors whose papers are accepted will be notified by February 3, 2013.

    5. When you submit your paper, please indicate whether you would be
    interested acting as a discussant for another speaker's paper.

    Please remember that you do not have to be a philosophy major to submit a
    paper! All currently enrolled undergraduates are welcome to submit their

    The Rudolph Campus of Dowling College is located in Oakdale, NY. This is
    50 miles from NYC, and 25 minutes walk from the Oakdale LIRR train station.

    For more information contact

Jim Bodington Nov 14 10:45PM -0800

University of New Mexico Philosophy Graduate Student Association Presents:

2013 Annual Graduate Student Conference

*Call for Papers*

*Philosophy of Art and Literature*

April 19th and 20th

Albuquerque, NM

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Lysaker (Emory University)

Faculty Speaker: Professor Iain Thomson (UNM)

Continental philosophy is often, and unfairly, dismissed as (bad) literary
criticism. While it is true that, thanks to Martin Heidegger, art and
literature have played a crucial role in the development of continental
thought, the past three decades have witnessed among continental thinkers
an increasingly pronounced abandonment of literary and artistic obsessions
in favor of an emphasis on the ethical and the political. In the meanwhile,
traditionally marginalized artistic forms (film, television, graphic
novels) have been granted philosophical importance, and writers
traditionally regarded as literary figures (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry
James, David Foster Wallace) are being considered part of the American
philosophical heritage. What is the status of the aesthetic in the wake of
these changes?

*We invite papers that consider this question from a variety of
perspectives. Some lines of inquiry that might be addressed include:*

· What role can the encounter with a work of art or literature
continue to play in shaping philosophical reflection?

· What relationship does the production of art and literature bear
to the (political) organization of public space?

· Do literary and poetic forms have a home in philosophical
discourse? Are there modes of philosophical reflection that require for
their expression poetic or literary form?

· What promise remains in the Heideggerian inheritance that has, in
many ways, been disregarded?

· Is there an inherent connection between the art work’s resistance
(to interpretation, to appropriation) and political resistance?

· What counts as art today, and what is at stake in that decision?
Have the answers to this question fundamentally changed?

· How does art shape or reshape the everyday and life as such?

* *

*We welcome papers from graduate, and advanced undergraduate, students in
any area.*

*Please submit papers of 3,500 words or less prepared for blind review to:*


*Deadline for submission: January 15, 2013*

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