Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CFP: Valley Humanities Review

Topic: anything in the humanities (literature, art history, history, foreign languages, religion, philosophy, poetry)

Length: essays in English: 3000-6000 words; foreign languages: 2000-6000 words

Format: Chicago style (though we can be flexible with this; students could submit what they have and then put it into Chicago before publication if accepted)

Deadline: January 10

Here’s the more detailed CFP:

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2012 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year. All submissions received outside of these dates will be returned unread. All submissions should adhere to the Chicago style in formatting, footnoting and bibliography. Essays should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length, be free of errors and have an original title; essays in languages other than English may be 2,000 to 6,000 words. All submissions should be free of any identifying marks such as names, addresses, or school affiliations. Please give contact information in the body of your email. All contest submissions should be emailed to as a Word document attachment. Please visit for more information.

CFP: Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (Liverpool)

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Liverpool

10th – 11th March 2012

Keynote Speakers
Richard Gaskin (University of Liverpool), Philosophy and Pain
Stella Sandford (Kingston University), John Locke – Continental Philosopher?

Call for Papers
To all philosophers! We are pleased to announce that the University of Liverpool Philosophy Society will be holding its first Undergraduate Philosophy Conference next March. Submissions are welcome from anyone with current undergraduate status or equivalent.

Your papers can be on any topic you wish, from analytic discussion to continental enquiry, and any branch of philosophy. This is an opportunity to pursue your own interests in philosophy and we are hoping for a wide variety of topics. Please note that the papers should be clearly written, argumentative and demonstrate some original thinking, not merely descriptive or a simple regurgitation of a particular philosopher's work. The required length is 3000-5000 words to ensure at least 20-30 mins presenting time.

If your paper is accepted, all expenses except travel will be covered by the conference.

Please submit your papers to For each paper, please attach a cover letter that includes an abstract of the paper, your name, institution and email address. The submission deadline is midnight of Friday 10th February 2012.

CFP: Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Social Responsibility

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Date: 13 April 2012

Proposal: Dialogue about social responsibility has been increasing over the last few months. One need only think of the slogans of the Occupy movements across the globe to recognize how the question of whether individuals, societies, and even corporations have responsibility for their neighbors, fellow citizens, coworkers, and employees. University students are coming together to examine these issues both through peaceful protests and open forum discussions. In this undergraduate conference we hope to amplify the voices of our students by inviting papers that explicitly deal with the questions of social responsibility from an interdisciplinary perspective. We hope to see papers addressing the merits, demerits, and sustainability of social responsibility, as well as presentations which explicitly analyze ethical systems. Papers from various disciplines are welcome as this question has been raised throughout history from philosophers such as Plato and Marx to inspiring activists of the 1960s and 70s like Martin Luther King Jr. and Betty Friedan. We encourage papers outside of the philosophical arena which explicitly question the virtue of social responsibility and the role it plays in determining and informing class, race and gender issues, religious conflicts, economic policies as well as issues concerning today’s political climate. We would also appreciate papers which question the methods of civil disobedience and peaceful protest. Edited and reworked papers from class assignments that touch on any of these issues are encouraged as this conference hopes to promote undergraduate research, presentation, and publication.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Drew Dalton, author of Ethical Decision Making in the Human and Social Services, Sympathy for the Devil: Resisting the
Tyranny of the Infinite Other
and Longing for the Other: Levinas and
Metaphysical Desire

Submission guidelines
Word limit: 4,000. Shorter papers are also welcomed as well as group presentations.
Deadline for submission March 1, 2012.
To ask questions about the conference and to submit papers please contact conference coordinator, Dr. Danielle A. Layne, at

Top Seven Papers Will be Published in GSU PST Undergraduate Journal: The Indefinite Dyad

CFP: Ephemeris

Ephemeris is an undergraduate journal of philosophy that is student-run and dedicated to publishing exceptional undergraduate writing grounded in the distinct value and interest of the philosophical endeavor.

Contributions: Contributions are solicited in all areas of the philosophical discipline. Contributions should take the form of essay, article, or short note. Review articles are welcome. Please include a short abstract describing the thesis of the paper and main conclusions.

Be sure to include your name, postal and email addresses, and the university or college in which you are enrolled as an undergraduate.

For more information about Ephemeris and submission guidelines, please visit our website at

Email: Please send your work and any correspondence to . You should receive a confirmation of receipt in a matter of days.

Submission deadline is February 15, 2012.

We look forward to hearing from you or your students; and please pass the word along.

Editors, Ephemeris
c/o Dept of Philosophy
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308 USA

CFP: Philosophy and the Science of Happiness

On April 14, 2012, George Mason University will host a conference entitled, "Philosophy and the Science of Happiness." Prof. Erik Angner is the main speaker and will be speaking on the conference theme.

College students may present on any topic relating to philosophy, including economics topics; students must submit essays for approval by March 1st, 2012 in order to present at the conference. Included as part of the conference is an essay contest for undergraduate students.

In addition to student presentations and the essay contest, there will be food, live music during breaks, a “chat-room" for people to lounge in and meet other advocates of philosophy, a room with posters (e.g. “Women in Philosophy”), workshops by professors and clubs (e.g. “How to do Ancient Philosophy”), and more. One does not need to present to attend this conference; this conference is structured to be fun for any advocate of philosophy.

The specifications for the essays along with other details of the conference may be found at: One can e-mail for more information. Students may also find the Facebook event page useful:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CFP: Dialectic (Journal)

Dialectic, the University of York student Philosophy journal, is now taking submissions for the Spring 2012 Issue.

This issue will be on 'Phenomenology and Existentialism', and we will be taking submissions related to either (or both) topics. All submissions should be between 1000 and 1500 words, and we publish five (plus one staff) articles.

A guide to what we look for can be found on our website, where you will also find all our back issues:

The deadline for papers is Monday 20th February 2012. No submissions will be considered after this time. Please email all submissions in Word (or equivalent) format to

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

CFP: PHIction: A Journal of Philosophy in Literary Arts

Call for Submissions:

2012 publication PHIction: A Journal of Philosophy in Literary Arts

The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for our second issue of PHIcton: A Journal of Philosophy in Literary Arts, to be published in April, 2012. We welcome poetry, prose, and short fiction not exceeding 3,000 words.

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2012

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your work (in .docx, .doc, or .rtf format) to Please type the genre (poetry, prose, short fiction) of your work in the subject heading of the email. Please include a cover page with the submission title, your name, your institution’s name, email address, and word count for short fiction submissions.

If you have any questions, please email Kathryn Slaughter at

CFP: Appalachian Regional Student Philosophy Colloquium

The Philosophy Department and the Philosophy Club at East Tennessee State University present

5th Annual
Appalachian Regional Student Philosophy Colloquium
East Tennessee State University

Date: March 30 – 31, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diane Perpich, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Clemson University

Papers are now being accepted for both undergraduate and graduate presentations. All papers will be evaluated by blind review process. At the conference, the keynote speaker will choose the best presentation from the undergraduate and graduate categories, awarding a $50 prize for each. A limited number of hotel accommodations may be available at a discounted price.

Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Papers should be approximately 10 pages, or 20 minutes presentation time. The papers should not contain any identifying information.

Abstracts should be one paragraph, approximately 150 words, double spaced, and should be attached to the paper. The abstracts should not contain any identifying information.

Cover Sheets should be on a separate sheet, and should contain the author’s name, the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

The deadline for papers submitted electronically is February 4th, 2012.

Papers submitted as hard copy must be postmarked by February 1st, 2012.

Notification of acceptance will occur by February 18th, 2012.

Please send submissions to, or request further information from:

Dr. David Harker
Dept. of Philosophy and Humanities
P.O. Box 70656
Johnson City, TN 37614