cfp – deadline extended till 22/12/13: Anthology on the Philosophy of Slavery and Emancipation December 2, 2013
CFP: Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology November 21, 2013
Deadline: January 15. It would be really delightful if feminist philosophers made a point of submitting work to this special issue! The editors sent a copy of the announcement to some feminist listservs already, noting that they would especially appreciate spreading word of this CFP in countries in which they have fewer contacts (including Canada, Australia and New Zealand).
Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology Call for Papers:
Critical Underpinnings of User/Survivor Research and Co-Production
Guest Editors: Jayasree Kalathil, PhD & Nev Jones, PhD(c)
Editorial Assistant: Clara Humpston, M.Sc.
Over the past several decades, user/survivor leadership in research as well as academic “co-production” (understood as a more robust form of academic co-leadership and shared decision making as opposed to nominal or tokenistic participatory methods) has gained strong traction in the areas of mental health services research, program evaluation, policy reform and, to a lesser extent, philosophy and cultural theory. In spite of these advances, the theoretical assumptions and implications involved in such projects remain largely underdeveloped and critically un-interrogated. Likewise, critiques of user/survivor involvement and leadership rarely make their way into peer-reviewed publications, for the most part enduring in the space of informal conversations and behind-the-scenes decision-making. Certain areas of academic scholarship, including the medical humanities and philosophy of psychiatry and psychology, have similarly failed to consider the unique theoretical contributions scholars or others with lived experience might be in a position to make. Literary and philosophical analyses of others’ first person accounts, narratives or memoirs often exclude any discussion of the role or contribution of first person theory (broadly understood as the formal or informal interpretation and analysis of the sociopolitics, temporal dynamics, implications and/or rhetorical effects of first person narrative, story-telling or memoir).
The goal of the current call for papers is to solicit proposals aimed at tackling the ‘hard’ questions implicated in processes of user/survivor inclusion, exclusion and co-production. Proposals will be considered for inclusion in one or more special issues of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology as well as a planned edited book tentatively targeted for Oxford University Press’ International Perspectives on Philosophy & Psychiatry series. We are soliciting proposals in English from a range of disciplines as well as from diverse positions and standpoints, including but not limited to individuals who identify as service users or survivors. We particularly encourage the submission of papers that critically appraise user/survivor research, leadership or co-produced work (again, both from peer and non-peer scholars and stakeholders).
Examples of topics of interest include (but are emphatically not limited to):
· critical explorations of the meaning and value of ‘expertise by experience’, particularly with respect to theoretical and philosophical work
· implications of the heterogeneity of service experiences, madness/disorder, temporal trajectories of distress and/or recovery, and identity
· political issues involved in the marginalization and othering of user/survivors with intersecting socio-political minority identities
· methodological and ethical considerations (including inter- and trans-disciplinarity, leadership in the humanities and basic and translational science vs. applied mental health services research)
· interrogating key terms: user involvement, co-production, control, leadership, co-leadership
· ethical and methodological issues in relation to academic and theoretical engagement with personal narratives of madness/mental health (including autobiographies and memoirs)
· divisions between academia, community-based engagement, policy and organizational development, and activism
NOV 30 Deadline: CFA SWIP UK Conference November 15, 2013
Call for Abstracts
We welcome abstracts (of up to 500 words) for 30-minute presentations on the theme of feminism in/and philosophy. Please email your abstracts to oxfordswip2014 AT gmail.com by 30 November, 2013. Travel within the UK and accommodation will be covered for speakers.
“[W]hen you are a woman and a philosopher,” writes Michèle Le Doeuff in Hipparchia’s choice, “it is useful to be a feminist in order to understand what is happening to you”. Like many productive relationships, the relationship between feminism and philosophy has never been easy. Feminists and philosophers alike have claimed that between the two there can be no real dialogue. Radical feminists argue that the history of philosophy is the history of a patriarchal institution, the values of truth and reason no more than tools of subordination. Many philosophers meanwhile dismiss the very idea of ‘feminist philosophy’ as a category error: a conflation of a political project with an epistemic one.
And yet, we now have a rich tradition of feminist philosophy: a tradition that embraces orthodox philosophical values while drawing on the concerns and interests and methods of feminism. But just what is feminist philosophy, and how is it possible? What is it to be a feminist philosopher, beyond being both a philosopher and a feminist? What is it do philosophy as a feminist? And what is to practice feminism through philosophy? How are we to reconcile the demands of theory and practice, the goals of truth and emancipation, the perspectives of the universal and the particular?
This set of questions will be the starting point for the Feminism in/and Philosophy conference, at All Souls College, Oxford, 27-29 March 2014. Invited speakers are Michèle Le Doeuff, Rae Langton and Jennifer Saul.
For more information, go here.
CFP: Feminism: Body, Image, Power November 12, 2013
2014 Call for Papers -19th Annual Philosophy Conference at Villanova University Sponsored by PGSU
Feminism: Body, Image, Power
Friday, March 21 – Saturday, March 22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt)
“The personal is political,” the well-known slogan of the Women’s Liberation Movement, continues to demand that we explore the ways in which our most intimate embodied practices, experiences, and images can be the site of politics, and alternately, how politics are carried out and enacted in the desires, affects, self-consciousness, and relationships of personal and interpersonal life. Focusing on the highly productive concepts of body, image, and power, this conference aims to engage in discussion of a number of philosophical themes, topics, and approaches that are feminist in method or that deal with the topic of feminism. How does the body stand at the juncture of the public and the private? How do our private and collective images conceal or reveal the intersections of imagination and representation? How does power operate as the conjunction of identity, knowledge, and praxis? Feminist philosophy and feminism more broadly has much to tell us about the nature of our embodiment, our imaginaries, and the power relations that structure our lived experience, and this conference welcomes papers and artwork that deal with these topics, broadly construed. While all papers addressing feminism and feminist issues, works, authors, etc. are welcome, we especially encourage papers that take on these perennial issues of feminism in a contemporary context.
Possible topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:
- Public and private spaces of embodied experience
- Biopolitics and new technologies
- Reproductive rights, natality, and motherhood
- Autonomy, dependency, and vulnerability
- Feminism and affect theory, body image, and imagination in cultural productions (e.g. film and media)
- Intersections of gender, class, race, sexuality, and ability
- The relationship between critical phenomenology, feminist philosophy, and political activism
- Reciprocity of feminist theory with queer theory, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, globalization, and environmental ethics
- Feminism and psychoanalysis
- Postfeminism and postmodern feminisms
The Philosophy Graduate Student Union at Villanova University welcomes individuals (including graduate students and faculty) to submit abstracts, papers, proposed panels or artist presentations to be considered for our conference. Please send submissions formatted for anonymous review to: conferences.library.villanova.edu/gradphil
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013
International Society for Justice Research – cfp October 22, 2013
The 15th biennial conference of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) will be held from June 19-22, 2014, on the campus of New York University, organized by Professor John T. Jost. The conference will take place primarily in facilities of the Leonard N. Stern Business School, New York University, in the heart of Greenwich Village (near historic Washington Square).
There will be three major conference themes:
(1) Economic inequality (the 1% vs. the 99%);
(2) Law, justice, and social science; and
(3) Progress, social stability, and change.
One of the keynote speeches will be given by Mahzarin R. Banaji, who is the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.
Special invited symposia will be chaired by Guillermina Jasso (NYU/Sociology), Aaron C. Kay (Duke/Fuqua), Joshua Knobe (Yale Cognitive Science/Philosophy), Elizabeth Levy Paluck (Princeton Psychology/Public Policy), Manfred Schmitt (Koblenz-Landau/Psychology), Tom R. Tyler (Yale/Law School), and Kees van den Bos (Utrecht/Social Psychology).
We kindly invite you to submit contributions—especially symposium contributions involving four speakers—on a topic related to one of the conference themes or on any other aspect of fairness, legitimacy, or social justice. We would also like to ask you to help us spread the word about the conference. Please feel free to share this announcement digitally and otherwise.
The Program Committee now invites submissions of symposia (consisting of four speakers—or three speakers plus a discussant), individual talks/papers, and posters. See here for more information.
The submission deadline is December 15, 2013. Additional information about the conference including travel, hotel accommodations, and the submission procedure is available on the conference website.
ISJR is an interdisciplinary organization with an international membership, representing over 25 countries and a range of disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Economics, History, Law & Criminal Justice, and Management & Organizational Behavior. ISJR is among the most important professional organizations world-wide representing social and behavioral scientists working in the field of justice. Its biennial scientific meetings aim to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue and share the most recent developments and discoveries in theory and research on social justice.
Members of the Organizing and Program Committees include: John T. Jost (Chair), Steven Blader, Jojanneke van der Toorn, Claudia Cohen, Peter Coleman, Guillermina Jasso, Jaime L. Napier, Michael Wenzel (ISJR President), and Batia Wiesenfeld. Please feel free to contact any of us with questions, comments, or concerns.
CFP: The Philosophy of Slavery and Emancipation October 15, 2013
Call for Papers: Anthology on the Philosophy of Slavery and Emancipation
Historically, the institution of slavery was the focus of a great deal of philosophical research. Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Mill, Wollstonecraft, Bentham, Locke, Rousseau, Paine, Wilberforce, Grotius, Pufendorf, Nietzsche, Marx, and many others, considered such topics as the definition of slavery, the rightness or wrongness of slavery, which sorts of people could or should be enslaved, and whether (and if so, when) they should be emancipated.
In recent years, by contrast, philosophers have shown little interest in slavery. This anthology seeks to remedy this by presenting new work on the philosophy of slavery and emancipation. Possible topics to be addressed include, but are not restricted to:
• What is slavery? How is slavery different from other forms of unfreedom/inequality/labour etc?
• What was mistaken about historical arguments for slavery?
• How do we best explain the wrongness of slavery? Why were the actions of slave owners, slave traders, or those involved in the initial enslavement, wrong?
• Do people not involved in slavery have obligations to oppose slavery?
• Are slaves who once consented to their own enslavement required to obey their masters? Do such masters have a right to such obedience? Should the state recognise, or even enforce, such contracts of slavery?
• What is the relationship between slavery and sexism/racism/ableism/heteronormativity etc?
• What is the relationship between slavery and bondage & discipline, or dominance & submission, or sadism & masochism?
• What do slave narratives tell us about the nature or wrongness of slavery or about the rightness of emancipation?
• What is emancipation?
• What does the history of emancipation tell us about contemporary abolitionism?
• Who can emancipate whom, when, and from what?
• Is emancipation all that is owed to slaves? Does the legacy of slavery and emancipation require further action?
The anthology will, in the first instance, be submitted to Cambridge University Press for possible inclusion in their new series, Slavery Since Emancipation. The description of this series can be found here.
Guidelines for submissions
• Deadline for submission of abstract (150-300 words): 1st December 2013
• Deadline for submission of paper: 1st February 2014
• Manuscripts should be in English and be between 6000 and 9000 words, including abstract, references and footnotes.
• They should be prepared for anonymous refereeing and sent by email attachment as a word document or pdf to both editors.
• They will be subject to a process of peer-review.
• Expected date for preliminary verdict on submitted papers: 31st July 2014
Nathaniel Adam Tobias
Coleman, uctynat [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk
Simon Roberts-Thomson, serobertsthomson [at] gmail [dot] com
CFP: Race, Gender, and Hate Speech October 1, 2013
CFP: Race, Gender, and Hate Speech
The second annual Dorothy Edgington Lectures will be given by Professor Rae Langton
January 24th-25th 2014, Birkbeck College, LONDON
As well as giving two public lectures, Rae Langton will lead a 2 day graduate workshop on race and gender hate speech, and closely related topics. We invite submissions on these topics, from graduate and postgraduate students, to be presented at the workshop.
15th October 2013
(1) Papers should be no more than 3,000 words (including footnotes, excluding bibliography), to be presented in 30 minutes
(2) They should be prepared for blind refereeing
(3) They should include a cover-sheet, with the title, an abstract, your name, institution affiliation, and student status
(4) They should be formatted with 1.5 spacing, 10pt font, and saved as .pdfs, or .doc (not .docx)
(5) Send all submissions to: edgingtonlectures AT gmail.com
Accommodation for student speakers will be available with members of the department.
Workshop registration is free for graduate students, but there are limited spaces – to register for either the workshop or the lectures email: edgingtonlectures AT gmail.com
For more information, go http://edgington-lectures.blogspot.co.uk/
SWIP-UK at Oxford: Call for Abstracts September 20, 2013
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2013. ”We welcome abstracts (of up to 500 words) for 30-minute presentations on the theme of feminism in/and philosophy.” See the conference website for details!
CFA: Gender and Globalisation: What do Intersectionality and Transnational Feminism contribute? September 12, 2013
Call for abstracts: Gender and Globalisation: What do Intersectionality and Transnational Feminism contribute?
Diane C. Farmer, Business School, Kingston University, ENGLAND
Evangelina Holvino, Simmons School of Management, USA
Jenny K. Rodriguez, Newcastle University Business School, ENGLAND
“The [intersectionality] framework remains important, but we have to pay attention to and elucidate the complexities of using this framework beyond Euro-American societies. Understanding and attending to the complexities of transnationalism—composed of structures within, between, and across nation-states, and virtual spaces—alerts us to look for other axes of domination and the limits of using “women of color” concepts, as we use them now, to look across and within nation-states to understand the impact of transnationalism” (Purkayastha, 2012, p. 62).
This stream aims to explore the relationship between intersectionality and transnational feminism in the context of globalisation by exploring the following key questions: what are the similarities between these two approaches to the study of gender and power relations? What are the differences between intersectionality and transnational feminist approaches? What can we learn from sustained generative conversations that explore these two approaches to gender as it is applied to work and organisations in a global(ised) world?
SWIP-Analytic CFA for Women’s Speaker Series September 8, 2013
From Marilynn Johnson (CUNY):
I wanted to draw your attention to a new speaker series presented by the Society for Women in Philosophy that will feature monthly presentations by all female faculty and students in the areas of language, mind, metaphysics, logic, ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of science. This project is inspired by the success of the Ruth Barcan Marcus conference that was held last spring (and which was announced on this website as “news of the wonderful“).
The group is currently holding a Call For Abstracts for students. We are very enthused about the project.
Thanks, and we’re enthused too! The deadline is Oct. 10, 2013.