-----Original Message----- From: Julie Seeger <jsee...@brandeis.edu> To: boston-philosophy <boston-philoso...@lists.brandeis.edu> Sent: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 5:24 pm Subject: [Bos-Phil] Boston College Philosophy Graduate Conference and Call for Papers Below is a conference notice and call for papers from the Philosophy Department to graduate students. The conference is sponsored by the Boston College Philosophy Department and Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy and will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, 2017. Here is the website for the conference which includes the CFP as well. http://www.bc.edu/centers/cloughcenter/events/2016-2017/philosophy-conference.html ConferenceTitle: The Territory of “a People”:Questioning Community Date: Friday-Saturday March3rd and 4th. Place: Boston College Boston College Philosophy Department and CloughCenter for Constitutional Democracy: Keynote Speakers: MichaelHardt, Professorof Roman Studies at University of Duke; Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Charles Howard Candler Professor ofLaw at Emory Law School; David Wood,W. Alton Jones Professorof Philosophy, Professor of European Studies,and Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University; Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Professor in Philosophy atSödertörn University Call For Papers: Inthe contemporary political discourse, the fate of people are easily affectedwith univer- salized categories andconcepts: citizens, strangers, others, refugees, immigrants, Ameri- cans, Mexicans, Jewish, Muslim,British, Non-British, European, non-European, etc. We seek to critique these so-called borders andde-borderings in a genuine philosophical ac-tivity of thinking and dialectic. Whatis “a people”? Where does a “gathering” of people take place? What is the memory of this place? How do thepre-established organization of geography and relics—uncon- scious history—begin to make sense?This conference problematizes the notion of com-munity and sheds light on the multiple forces of attraction that affect bodiescoming to- gether in a geopoliticalmovement. Thus, we are going to delve into the conditions under which such a gathering of “apeople” might come to pass while preserving the phe- nomenon of their multiplicity and singularity. Also, theecological and geographical at- tractions of the place which drawbodies into them. Thepapers are going to be put in three domains of Politics, Ecology and Aesthetics. Here are some generaltitles and themes we are going to work with: • theinterplay of law, constitutions andsocial contracts within and in the formation andorganization of community. • therole of affects in political organization • therelation of the economy, commodity and capital in the formation of a community • thedialectic of nation state and globalization • emigrationand adaptation of the nomadic body • environmentaland ecological perspectives on human communities • theinterplay of human ecologies, social ecologies and political ecologies • theintersection of animality and civilization • Umwelt,animal world's and the ecology of affects • therole of imagination and narrative in community • theintersection of sexuality and body with community • historyand interpretation as productive of a community • thecommunity of myth and the myth of community Submitted Papers should notexceed 3500 words, and written with the goal of a 20 minute presentation inmind. Please prepare submission for blind review,and in- clude name, title and institutional affiliation on a cover page. Submissionsand inquiries should be sent to: bcclough2...@gmail.com Thedeadline for submissions is December 15th, 2016. To knowmore about the conference and see the updates please visit: www.bc.edu/cloughcenter/events/2016-2017/philosophy-conference This message comes to you from the Boston-Area Philosophy Mailing List. To UNSUBSCRIBE from the list, send a message with the text "unsubscribe boston-philoso...@lists.brandeis.edu" to sy...@lists.brandeis.edu. Note: This message must be sent from the e-mail address that is subscribed in order to be effective. To SUBSCRIBE to the list, send a message with the text "subscribe boston-philoso...@lists.brandeis.edu" to sy...@lists.brandeis.edu. To SUBMIT AN ANNOUNCEMENT for distribution through the list, send it to boston-philoso...@lists.brandeis.edu. Announcements should be contained in the body of the message, not in an attachment. For other subscription options, visit the home page of the list at https://lists.brandeis.edu/wws/info/boston-philosophy. For a calendar of events in philosophy in the Boston area, visit https://sites.google.com/site/bosphilos/.
CFP for Boston College Philosophy Department Graduate conference 2017.pdf
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