Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CFP: Eastern Michigan University’s 3rd Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy

Call for Papers

Eastern Michigan University’s 3rd Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy

April 5, 6, and 7th 2013

The Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is now accepting papers
for its conference to be held Friday through Sunday, April 5, 6, and 7th, 2013. Papers selected for
presentation will be allotted 20 minute presentation times, followed by “formal” comments and Q & A.
All papers in philosophy, broadly construed, will be considered for the conference; since this is an
undergraduate conference, no papers by professionals, graduate students, or others holding an
advanced degree (in philosophy) will be considered.

Papers submitted for the conference should be 8-12 pages in length and include an abstract
approximately 250 words in length.

The deadline for submission is February 25th 2013, and only completed papers accompanied by an
abstract will be reviewed. We expect to announce the papers selected for presentation by March 2nd.

We will also be using a “formal” commentator system; so, even if your paper is not selected for
presentation, you may be considered for such a role. Please let us know, along with your paper
submission, if you are willing to fill such a role. This also means that all selected papers will receive
formal feedback at the conference.

Faculty Mentors: Last year we enjoyed having faculty attend in a purely support role. We strongly
encourage students to bring faculty mentors to the conference. The dialog among professors,
discussion of pedagogy, and expansion of mentoring opportunities for students, are among the
desirable benefits of this conference.

Papers, abstracts, and questions should be submitted electronically to

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. W. John Koolage,

Publication Opportunity: The top (3 to 5) papers submitted will be published in the inaugural run of our new undergraduate philosophy journal!

*Papers submitted and/or presented at other conferences will be given equal consideration in our review process.

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