Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy Request for Papers

Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
Friday (pm) October 26 – Sunday (am) October 28

THEME: Theorizing the Body, Embodiment, and Body-Practices

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Cressida J. Heyes, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy
of Gender and Sexuality, University of Alberta

The Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy invites papers from all areas
of philosophy related to the theme of the conference, including the history
of philosophy, analytic and continental philosophy. We also welcome
submissions of panel proposals that focus on specific questions, problems
and concepts at work within analyses of the body, embodiment, and

Topics might include, but are not limited to:
• The metaphysics of the body itself and the materiality of somatic
practices like dance, sports, and yoga
• The aesthetic, ethical, or moral dimensions, real or imagined, of
• The role of bodies as the subjects of research science, in scientific
testing, and in scientific practice more generally
• The integrity of the body in medical practice and intervention
• The taxonomies of bodies, like identity-categories of sex, gender,
sexuality, race, disability and fatness, as well as the social, political,
biomedical and epistemological processes by which such categories are
mobilized, reinforced, and undermined
• How technologies of the body intersect with conceptions of health,
bodily capacity, and life, and, conversely, with norms that give rise to
judgments of deviance, incarceration, and other forms of social exclusion
• Personhood, language and agency in human and non-human animal bodies
• Methodological debates about the study of embodiment, including
somatocentric and phenomenological explanations of behaviour, the study of
embodied consciousness and situated cognition, and the relations between
cognitive and corporeal processes
• Theoretical accounts about the embodiment of pedagogy and the complex
interplay between desire, affects, and bodies in the classroom

This conference will be an accessible conference, and if you have any
questions about accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact the
conference organizer, Ada Jaarsma, at:

Standard submissions:
Submissions of long abstracts (1000 words) are invited (for eventual
presentation of papers not exceeding 3000 words). Please email the abstract
as both a double-spaced Word.doc and also as a RTF attachment, prepared for
anonymous review. Please note: this requires that you remove all
identifying-author tags from your document content and file properties.
Please include your full contact information in the email only (not with the
abstract). Along with your contact information, we are asking for the brief
biographical material that will be required for our SSHRC conference grant
application: your institutional affiliation and degrees (starting with the
most recent and specifying the discipline); recent positions, especially
those relevant to the event; recent publications, especially those relevant
to the event.
We welcome submissions of panel proposals, and so if you are submitting a
panel, please send all of the long abstracts and the biographical
information in one email, indicating clearly that this is a panel
Submission deadline: midnight Mountain time, Wednesday Feb 15, 2012.

Submissions from graduate students wishing to be considered for the CSWIP
Graduate Award:
This recently instigated award gives special recognition to an outstanding
paper to be read by a graduate student at the CSWIP annual conference. The
Award will be announced at the conference. To be eligible the student must
be registered in a graduate degree programme and not yet have been awarded a
PhD by the time of the CSWIP submission deadline for the conference.
Submission deadline: When you submit your 1,000 word abstract by midnight
Mountain time, Wednesday Feb 15, 2012, please include your full contact
information in the email only and indicate in the email that you wish to be
considered for the CSWIP Graduate Award. The completed paper—not exceeding
3,000 words—must be prepared for anonymous review (which requires that you
remove all identifying-author tags from your document content and file
properties). The completed paper must be submitted by midnight Mountain
time, Monday July 2, 2012. Please email as both a double-spaced Word and
also as a RTF attachment.

All submissions to be sent electronically to the Review Coordinator:
Dr. Ann Levey,
Department of Philosophy,
University of Calgary,
Calgary Alberta
at: levey at


Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
Vendredi, 26 octobre (soirée) – Dimanche, 28 octobre (matinée)

THÈME: Théories du corps, de la corporéité et des pratiques corporelles

CONFÉRENCIÈRE INVITÉE: Pr Cressida J. Heyes, Chaire de recherche du
Canada en philosophie hommes-femmes et de la sexualité, Université de

L’Association canadienne de philosophie pour les femmes invite la
soumission de communications provenant de tous les domaines de la
philosophie, incluant l’histoire de la philosophie, la philosophie
analytique et la philosophie continentale, sur le thème des théories du
corps, de la corporéité et des pratiques corporelles. Nous invitons
également la soumission de projets de tables rondes traitant de questions
spécifiques, ainsi que de problèmes et concepts relatifs aux analyses du
corps, de la
corporéité et des diverses pratiques corporelles.

La liste de sujets proposée ci-dessous n’est pas exhaustive:
• métaphysique du corps et matérialité de pratiques somatiques: danse,
sport et yoga, etc.
• taxonomie des corps, en particulier, les catégories identitaires,
telles que le sexe, le genre, la séxualité, la race, la disabilité et
l’obésité, ainsi que les processus sociaux, politiques, biomédicaux et
épistémologiques qui mobilisent, renforcent ou altèrent ces catégories
• rapports entre les technologies relatives au corps et les conceptions
relatives à la santé, aux capacités corporelles et à la vie, et,
inversement, rapports entre ces technologies et les normes soutenant les
jugement quant à la déviance, l’incarcération et l’exclusion sociale
de toutes sortes
• débats méthodologiques autour de la notion de corporéité: entre
autres, explications somatocentriques ou phénoménologiques du
comportement, recherches sur
la corporéité de la conscience, sur la cognition situationnelle et sur les
rapports entre processus cognitifs et processus corporels
• dimensions esthétiques, éthiques ou morales, réelles ou imaginaires,
des pratiques corporelles
• Rôle des corps en tant que sujets dans les recherches ou les tests
scientifiques et dans la pratique scientifique en général
• Intégrité des corps dans les interventions médicales et dans la
pratique médicale en general.
• Personnalité, langage e