CFP: Duquesne University Women in Philosophy Conference

Duquesne University Women in Philosophy Conference
March 21, 2015
Duquesne University

Violence and Embodiment
Keynote Speaker: Ann Murphy, University of New Mexico

Duquesne Women in Philosophy (D-WiP) invite philosophical papers that explore the relationship between violence and embodiment.  Given the enduring presence of violence in contemporary society as well as its lasting historical consequences, it is important to ask the question: How does violence shape both human existence and the meaning we associate with our experiences?  This conference will explore the connection between violence and embodiment, considering both past understandings and possible future directions for examining these issues.  We invite submissions that engage both contemporary philosophical discourse as well as those philosophical discourses that are primarily informed by perspectives grounded in the history of philosophy (or some combination of the two).  Please send full paper submissions to by December 1, 2014.  Each presentation will be allotted approximately 20 minutes.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

•       violence and coexistence/community, sociality, culture
•       violence and/in colonialism
•       violence and the constitution of the self
•       trauma and self-identity
•       built space and the natural environment, ecophenomenology, labor, globalization
•       shame, fear, empathy and violence
•       agency, power, control
•       vulnerability, intimacy, and violence
•       violence and the politics of expression
•       sexuality and violence
•       violence, bodies, and post-humanism
•       techniques, technologies, and structures of violence
•       violence and inequality (race, class, gender, LGBTQ, dis/ability, etc.)
•       the body, pleasure, and violence