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Needed: more papers by women philosophers April 18, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — annejjacobson @ 7:53 pm

For the Central Division APA
Posted at the request of the program chair.


Please also see the general submission guidelines.

Paper submission deadline for the 2014 meeting: June 1, 2014

The meeting is usually held in February or March. Selections are announced in September, or before when possible.

Central Division submission deadline: June 1. Membership materials (dues payments from members who still owe dues for the current fiscal year and membership applications from new applicants who are joining the APA for the first time) must be received no later than May 20th in order for them to be processed before the June 1 deadline for paper submissions.

Papers exceeding 3,000 words will not be considered as colloquium papers. Abstracts for colloquium papers must not exceed a length of 150 words.

Submissions for consideration as symposium papers must not exceed a length of 5,000 words. Abstracts for symposium papers must not exceed a length of 300 words. Authors should be aware that only a few papers are selected for presentation as symposium papers. If authors wish to have a shortened version of their paper considered as a colloquium paper, they should submit the appropriately shortened version, along with a shortened abstract, simultaneously with the submission of the symposium paper.

The Central division will not include a paper on its meeting program if that paper (1) has already been presented or is scheduled for presentation on the main program of another APA divisional meeting or (2) has been accepted for publication and will have actually been published prior to the Central division meeting in question. If a paper is accepted for presentation and the program committee subsequently learns that it will have been published prior to the meeting, then that paper will be withdrawn from the meeting program.

Graduate student travel stipends

The purpose of graduate student travel stipends is to assist graduate students whose papers have been accepted for the programs of the divisional meetings.

Eligibility is restricted to APA members or associate members who are graduate students in residence and in good standing at a M.A. or Ph.D. program in philosophy.

To be considered for these awards, a paper must be accompanied by a separate cover page indicating that the paper is in competition for a graduate student stipend. There must also be a letter verifying that the student is in residence from the department chair or graduate advisor. Length, format, and other aspects of papers must conform to the rules of the program for submitted papers. See the paper submission guidelines for specifics.

Papers for this competition will not be identified to the program committee as such until accepted for the program.

A $300 stipend will be awarded for any paper written by a graduate student that is accepted by the program committee in its normal, blind-review process [sic]. Winners will be announced in the printed program.

Postmarked deadline for submissions: June 1.


Boulder: more discussion

Filed under: Uncategorized — annejjacobson @ 4:23 pm

It’s here.

The CHE has a similar story, but it is only available to subscribers.


Feminism at 1000-Word Philosophy April 17, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — KateNorlock @ 5:42 pm

Annaleigh Curtis authors a three-part introduction to feminist philosophy.  Read Part I here.


Register now: Critical Philosophy of Race, London

Filed under: race — Jender @ 8:23 am

There is a truly awesome looking conference happening in London this June on Critical Philosophy of Race. Here’s the description, which shows just how uniquely important this conference is:

Since the publication, in 1992, of Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah’s In my father’s house: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, the new discipline of the Critical Philosophy of Race has flourished among anglophone analytic philosophers. Yet, Critical Philosophers of Race have tended to confine themselves to an analysis of racial problems that arise in the politics, and against the historical background, of anglophone North America. This parochial focus has given the false impression that the Critical Philosophy of Race is irrelevant outside of the US and Canada. For this reason, in this, the first of three annual international conferences on the Critical Philosophy of Race, we will challenge this false impression, by showcasing work that demonstrates the relevance of the Critical Philosophy of Race (a) to the British Isles. Future conferences will showcase work that demonstrates the relevance of the Critical Philosophy of Race (b) to the European Union and (c) to the wider world outside of anglophone North America. The aim of these three conferences is, successively, to globalise the Critical Philosophy of Race.

Race works differently in different places, and it’s vital to explore not just anglophone North American perspectives on the topic— I’ve been so frustrated teaching this in the UK, and having so little literature on race in my students’ own country. This looks like a fabulous and much needed event.

I’ve been told that there have already been many registrations– but all from OUTSIDE PHILOSOPHY. Sadly, philosophers are so far under-represented amongst attendees. This needs fixing!! Philosophers: Go NOW and register for this first of its kind event!!!!!


38 core books in Feminist Philosophy April 16, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — KateNorlock @ 9:14 pm

A reader is a librarian who would love to hear readers’ suggestions for titles to add to this list. She’s selecting new titles and adds, “these would be books that you’d expect a library supporting an undergraduate or master’s degree in Women’s/Gender Studies to own.”

How many of the current list have you read, readers?


What someone did to help a sexual assault survivor

Filed under: sexual assault,sexual harassment — Jender @ 6:52 pm

Read the story at What We’re Doing About What it’s Like.


Marks and Sparks: diversity advocate? April 15, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — annejjacobson @ 4:37 pm

I hope I get some help from people closer to the scene if there are nuances I’m not picking up on.

Here’s the thing, inspired by an article in the Guardian, I was trying to figure out the relative prevalence of the NEW crop tops in the UK and the States.  The NEW ones do not display one’s belly button.  Rather, they reveal one’s belt.

From the Guardian:

Struck by the idea that I was going to show up in England with completely passe long tops, I started to look for the NEW crop tops in the States. However, I couldn’t find any on the US sites I tried, so I decided to try UK sites.  I learned that as a fashion trend the NEW ones are very new, since they don’t have much of a presence.

so I turned to a site mentioned, Marks and Spencer’s, where I discovered their new ‘leading ladies’ campaign.  The outstanding women are photographed by Fran Liebowitz Annie Leibovitz, by the way.  

Though I never got a very good take on the prevalence of the NEW crop tops, I did discover an interesting campaign at Marks and Sparks.



Disability and Graduate School Considerations April 14, 2014

Filed under: deaf,disability,graduate students,minorities in philosophy,Uncategorized — Teresa Blankmeyer Burke @ 11:33 am

Helen de Cruz has a great post up at NewAPPS that discusses, among other things, why graduate students might opt to attend unranked programs.


Another, often overlooked, consideration in play for some graduate students is disability. Some campuses are more friendly and accommodating to students with particular kinds of disabilities, some local communities have more resources than others, some states have policies that make it easier to be funded by vocational rehabilitation than others, some states (in the U.S.) provide tuition waivers to students with certain disabilities, and so on.




Philosophy and Race at Practical Ethics April 13, 2014

Filed under: race — magicalersatz @ 6:50 pm

Oxford philosophy DPhil student Gulzaar Barn has written an extremely important, thoughtful, and thought-provoking post on philosophy and race over at Practical Ethics.

Please consider joining the discussion!


Guggenheim Fellows: Two Feminist Philosophers April 12, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — KateNorlock @ 7:54 pm

If you look at the 2014 list of Guggenheim Fellowship recipients, you’ll see only two names under Philosophy: Eva Kittay and Laurie Paul.  Congratulations to our colleagues for this well-deserved honor!  It is an especial pleasure to see two feminists constitute the entire Philosophy list.

Congratulations are due to other philosophers and feminists, as well. Recipients in Classics include a notable philosopher, John Palmer, and recipients in Religion include a notable feminist, Joyce Flueckiger, author of When the World Becomes Female: Possibilities of a South Indian Goddess.  All recipients are to be commended.



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