21st Annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference | November 22, 2019
The twenty-first annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Conference – hosted by veteran IMPC member Duane Davis – is currently accepting submissions and will take place February 7-8, 2020 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The 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, judges from universities with important graduate programs will determine prizes for the top three presentations (1st place–$175; 2nd place–$125; 3rd place–$100). See the conference CFP for more details.
Call for Guest Editors: Simone de Beauvoir Studies | November 15, 2019
Do you have an idea for an exciting theme that would make for an outstanding journal issue? Simone de Beauvoir Studies (SdBS) is seeking a guest editor for its next Special Issue (SdBS 32.2, October 2021). The Editorial Team is especially interested in proposals for creative, cutting-edge themes that promise to advance scholarship in a variety of disciplines and that speak to the most pressing issues of our time.
SdBS not only encourages proposals for themes that directly address Beauvoir’s writings, but also for those that do not treat Beauvoir’s writings per se but are nonetheless in conversation with her legacy such as gender studies, feminism, sexuality studies, disability studies, critical race theory, postcolonial studies, global politics, twentieth-century history, posthumanism, literary theory, and autobiography.
SdBS welcomes proposals from individuals and from teams comprised of faculty members from different countries, of junior and senior faculty members, and other pairings that harbor multiple perspectives. Prospective guest editors are encouraged to discuss their proposals with the Editor in Chief or another member of the Editorial Team before submitting them.
Please visit www.brill.com/sdbs for information on how to submit a guest editor proposal to SdBS and a list of sample Special Issue themes. Proposals for SdBS Special Issues are reviewed annually and should be submitted by November 15th 2019.
Call for Nominations: SdBS Featured Translation 2021 | February 1, 2020
Do you know of a previously published article or book chapter that is an exemplar of outstanding scholarship but has not yet received the international and interdisciplinary attention that it deserves? Do you want to recognize a text that has had the greatest impact on your thinking and has changed the ways that you read Beauvoir’s work or consider topics that are in conversation with her legacy such as gender studies, sexuality studies, feminism, existentialism, political responsibility, literary theory, and so on?
Consistent with its mission of promoting international and cross-cultural exchange, Simone de Beauvoir Studies selects one article-length work per year that has already been published and translates it into either English or French in order to emphasize its significance to the field and increase its readership. The SdBS Featured Translation showcases writing of the highest quality, often authored by established scholars, full professors, or others who have produced exceptional work.
Eligible works are any article or book chapter (ideally less than 10,000 words) that was published recently or long ago in any language other than English. Nominations should be submitted by February 1, 2020 and be in the form of a one-page letter that recommends the work and that follows the guidelines for Featured Translation nomination letters posted at www.brill.com/sdbs. Multiple nomination letters for the same work, multi-authored nomination letters, and self-nominations are welcome.
Call for Papers: SdBS Special Issue “Reading and Translating The Second Sex Globally”, with Guest Editors Sylvie Chaperon and Marine Rouch | March 1, 2020
Since its publication in France in 1949, The Second Sex has been translated into dozens of languages, and each time in a particular editorial, intellectual, and feminist context. Each translation has given rise to different adaptations and transformations of the text, which are later subject to critical receptions and appropriations by ordinary readers.
For this Special Issue (SdBS 31.2, October 2020), SdBS seeks completed articles of 7000-8000 words (in English or in French) that analyze the chains of complex choices implemented by editors and translators, as well as the consequences of these choices on the immediate reception and legacy of the work in diverse contexts. We especially invite submissions on cultural areas that are still underexplored in Beauvoir studies: Northern and Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Comparative studies are also encouraged.
Completed papers that follow the SdBS “Instructions for Authors” should be submitted on-line by March 1, 2020 at www.brill.com/sdbs. All submissions will be anonymously reviewed. Submitted articles that are not selected for this Special Issue may be considered for other issues of SdBS.
15th Geo-Aesthetics Conference: “Venturing into the Uncharted World of Aesthetics” | March 20-22, 2020
Could the uncharted world of aesthetics be none other than the charted world of aesthetics, where each world is what it is by virtue of being the site for the constitution of the other? Is there not an uncharted world of aesthetics in which the life of each one of our senses is an expression? As we imagine answers to these questions, it should be clear that, when taken together, their respective answers are about ourselves. Indeed, the uncharted world of aesthetics is the uncharted world of who we are. Moreover, it is a world that deserves affirmation and perpetual preservation in the context of what is conceivably a language with limitless potential.
The fifteenth Geo-Aesthetics Conference is currently accepting submissions and will take place March 20-21, 2020 at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. We invite abstracts that draw inspiration from the world of aesthetics and that affirm, celebrate, and promote its existence. See the conference CFP for more details.
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