Monthly Archives: December 2012

Premodern Foucault Graduate Seminar

We have had two enrollees drop from the following 10-week graduate seminar, which will meet on Friday afternoons from January 11 through March 15, 2013, so we have two spaces available:

Asceticism, Eroticism, and the Premodern Foucault: Revisiting Foucault’s History of Sexuality through Medieval and Early Modern Sources

Instructors: Eileen Joy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Anna Klosowska, Miami University (Ohio)

For details, prerequisites, and registration information, see


Faculty and graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this program (

CFP: Philosophy of Art and Literature Graduate Student Conference

University of New Mexico Philosophy Graduate Student Association Presents:

2013 Annual Graduate Student Conference

Call for Papers

Philosophy of Art and Literature

April 19th and 20th

Albuquerque, NM

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Lysaker (Emory University)

Faculty Speaker: Professor Iain Thomson (UNM)

Continental philosophy is often, and unfairly, dismissed as (bad) literary criticism. While it is true that, thanks to Martin Heidegger, art and literature have played a crucial role in the development of continental thought, the past three decades have witnessed among continental thinkers an increasingly pronounced abandonment of literary and artistic obsessions in favor of an emphasis on the ethical and the political. In the meanwhile, traditionally marginalized artistic forms (film, television, graphic novels) have been granted philosophical importance, and writers traditionally regarded as literary figures (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, David Foster Wallace) are being considered part of the American philosophical heritage. What is the status of the aesthetic in the wake of these changes?

We invite papers that consider this question from a variety of perspectives. Some lines of inquiry that might be addressed include:

· What role can the encounter with a work of art or literature continue to play in shaping philosophical reflection?

· What relationship does the production of art and literature bear to the (political) organization of public space?

· Do literary and poetic forms have a home in philosophical discourse? Are there modes of philosophical reflection that require for their expression poetic or literary form?

· What promise remains in the Heideggerian inheritance that has, in many ways, been disregarded?

· Is there an inherent connection between the art work’s resistance (to interpretation, to appropriation) and political resistance?

· What counts as art today, and what is at stake in that decision? Have the answers to this question fundamentally changed?

· How does art shape or reshape the everyday and life as such?

We welcome papers from graduate, and advanced undergraduate, students in any area.

Please submit papers of 3,500 words or less prepared for blind review to:

Deadline for submission: January 15, 2013

Hypatia list-serv

Dear Friends of Hypatia,

We are moving our Hypatia email notifications to a new Hypatia listserv; starting in January 2013 we’ll send all Hypatia news and updates this way, and hopefully reduce cross-posting. 

In the next week or so you’ll receive an email from the listserv provider (mailchimp) asking you to confirm that you’re willing to join the Hypatia e-list; please be sure to follow the confirmation link so we don’t lose touch with you!  And feel free to email us with any questions:

If you know of others who might like to receive Hypatia news and information, please direct them to the sign-up link at the top of our editorial office webpage:

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CFP: Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME) 2013


Sixth Annual

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

University of Colorado, Boulder
August 8-11, 2013
Boulder, Colorado

an international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived

Call For Papers


The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite paper proposals for the sixth annual RoME congress.  Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited.  To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most meritorious submission.  The prize competition is open to any participating untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty, instructors, and graduate students).


Keynote 1: Frances Kamm (Harvard University)

Keynote 2: Thomas Hurka (Toronto)

Keynote 3: TBD




Submission of abstracts: Feb 15, 2013.

Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2013.

Full paper submission for Young Ethicist Prize Consideration: June 1, 2013.



Abstracts only (750-1000 words).  Shorter or longer abstracts will not be accepted.

Double spaced, prepared for blind-review.


(Anticipate full papers at half-hour reading time or 4500 words, whichever is shorter.)


In order to be considered for the Young Ethicist Prize, complete papers must be submitted by June 1, 2013 and abstracts must have already been accepted for participation.  Announcement of a winner will be made at the event.


Indicate in your submission whether you would consider being a commentator on another paper, should your paper not be accepted to the conference for presentation.


Please submit abstracts electronically (in Word format) to Benjamin Hale ( and Alastair Norcross (
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Benjamin Hale

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Philosophy Department and

Environmental Studies Program


Director of Graduate Studies

Environmental Studies Program


1333 Grandview, UCB 0488

University of Colorado, Boulder

Boulder, Colorado 80309


Tel: 303 735-3624; Fax: 303 735-1576

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Call for Abstracts: The Phenomenological Method to the Madness

The McMaster University Phenomenology Group invites submissions of abstracts for our upcoming student conference, to take place April 6th, 2013 in Hamilton, Ontario. The deadline for abstracts is January 15th, 2013. For more information, please see the CFA posted on our website:

UConn Pre-doc Fellowship Opportunities

Please pass the word to friends and students:


Vice Provost for Diversity Dissertation and Post MFA In-Residence Fellowship

The University of Connecticut is pleased to announce a call for applications for the first Pre-doctoral In-Residence Fellowship to advance diversity in higher education. The program will support scholars from other universities while they complete their dissertation or post-MFA study for the term of an academic year. Fellows will have access to outstanding resources, faculty expertise, mentoring and other professional development opportunities. The Asian American Studies Institute, Institute for African American Studies, Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Program will each host one fellow in-residence per year, for a total of four fellowships awarded annually. The faculty in the host institutes currently hold joint-appointments in three different schools at the University:  The Neag School of Education, School of Fine Arts, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  All fellows will be appointed jointly between an institute and one of these Schools and College.



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JOB POSTING: Ethics; TT, Fall 2013; CSU, Sacramento

We are very happy to be able to hire in a tenure track position. We are looking for outstanding candidates with AOS broadly in Ethics.
Please share this with your students and feel free to re-post this where you believe there might be interest.


Candidates can contact me with questions about the position.

California State University, Sacramento: Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning Fall 2013.

Area of Specialization: Ethics (Theoretical, Applied, or Practical)
Area of Competency: Open, with preference for Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, or History of Philosophy.


Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to and potential for teaching and scholarly excellence in Philosophy and will be expected to contribute to the University’s Center for Practical and Professional Ethics. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Usual advising and shared governance duties.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy which is completed by the time of appointment. The equivalent of at least one year of teaching experience at the community college or university level is preferred. Normal teaching duties include four courses per semester at the undergraduate level, primarily in the areas of specialization and competence. Candidates will be expected to have an active research program, and to contribute to the scholarly life of the Department, College and University.

Review of applications will begin on January 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Complete dossiers should be submitted electronically, and should include: (1) a cover letter; (2) a current curriculum vita; (3) transcripts showing courses taken and progress towards degree completion (unofficial copies accepted until invited for interview); (4) three recent letters of recommendation;  (5) a sample of professional written work;  (6) a statement of scholarly interest; (7)  a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught or developed, and summaries of student evaluations).

Applications must be submitted electronically and should be addressed to:

Professor G. Randolph Mayes
Chair, Search Committee

Full position announcement and details can be reviewed at and at  AA/EEO.  Clery Act statistics available.





Christina M. Bellon, PhD

Chair, Philosophy Department

California State University, Sacramento

6000 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95819-6033