Subjectivity in Question Call for Papers

Duquesne Women in Philosophy 2014 Conference
Duquesne University
February 8, 2014

Subjectivity in Question

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Guenther, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

Duquesne Women in Philosophy (D-WiP) invite philosophical papers on the question of subjectivity. Given the tensions found within the traditional notions of subjectivity, we aim to facilitate a discussion on the future directions of feminist philosophy and the question of the subject. Papers are welcome from within contemporary philosophical discourse, as well as from perspectives grounded in and engaged with the history of philosophy. We invite full paper submissions to dwipcontact@gmail.com by December 1, 2013.  Allotted presentation time will be approximately 20-30 minutes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

sexual difference and subjectivity
temporality, spatiality, and perception
corporeality, modes of embodiment
presentation, representation, and misrepresentation
agency, power, and vulnerability
political subjectivity
metaphysics and the political subject
affect and emotion
alterity and ethics
subjectivity in expression: art and language
gender and sexuality
racial subjectivity
vagueness and ambiguity
(dis)ability, crip theory
feminist materialism

The strongest graduate paper will receive a modest cash award from the Duquesne Women in Philosophy. We are an active group of female philosophy graduate students who are striving to improve the status of women in philosophy.