Monday, December 17, 2012

CFP: Pop Culture and Philosophy (Undergrad Conference)

Pop Culture and Philosophy
Georgia Southern University
April 20, 2013
Paper Submission Due Date: March 1, 2013

How do the films and television we watch, the books we devour, the music we listen to, the art we gaze at, the very culture from which we emerge orient us in the world and determine our understanding of reality, our faith in reason, our hope to discover a concrete ethic to guide our lives and choices. In short, how much does popular culture dialogue with philosophy and how have philosophers responded to her? This spring we invite undergraduate students to submit papers spanning the history of philosophy dealing with topics related to pop culture. Papers analyzing the philosophical value/disvalue and/or meaning /consequences of particular films, books, TV shows, music and social media will be especially welcomed. We also look forward to papers on philosophers who have repeatedly attempted to think about the role of culture in creating a society and/or damaging a community (e.g. Plato and the poets, Nietzsche and German opera, etc.). Finally, we will also have panels devoted to philosophy papers in general, so feel free to submit outstanding class papers for which you would like to get further feedback.

Submission Guidelines:
Papers can be no longer than 4,000 words though shorter papers are welcomed. Group presentations may also be submitted. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2013. To ask questions about the conference, please contact conference coordinator, Dr. Danielle A. Layne, at

The top papers will be published in Georgia Southern's undergraduate philosophy journal: The Indefinite Dyad. We are also planning to present a production of Sartre’s No Exit at this year’s reception.
Sponsored by the Center for Learning Enrichment Committee and Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of Literature and Philosophy.

CFP: 14th Annual Souther Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


14th Annual
Southern Appalachian
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Saturday, March 23, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Asheville


David Palmer, The University of Tennessee
Alan Perreiah, The University of Kentucky

All submissions must be received by Friday, February 15TH
Acceptance notification will occur by March 1, 2013

Our symposium provides a professional style philosophical forum for aspiring undergraduates to present significant and original work.  All papers will be evaluated by blind review process.  At the conference, the guest judges will determine prizes for the top three presentations.  Please submit each of the following as a separate MS Word file to
¨       a paper
¨       an abstract
¨       a separate cover sheet
Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome.  Papers should be designed for a 20 minute presentation time [approximately 10 standard double-spaced pages].  Abstracts should be one paragraph, double spaced, and no more than 150 words.  Cover sheets should contain the title of the paper, the author's name, and the author's institutional affiliation, address, e-mail address, and phone number.  For submissions or further information, please contact: Dr. Brian E. Butler

Sponsoring Organizations include:  The Office of the Provost, The Office of the Dean of Humanities, The UNCA Philosophical Society, The NC Epsilon Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, The Darryl Howard Fund & The UNCA Philosophy Department