Since 2007 Back to the Things Themselves! (BTTTT!) has been an annual attempt to put aside the more conventional scholarly practice of textual exegesis and critique and return to the lived world to divine the essential structures of experience through rigorous phenomenological description. While BTTTT! is guided by important scholarly contributions about phenomenology, its main aim is to “do phenomenology”—that is, to generate original descriptions of phenomena in the lifeworld.
Before submitting your abstract and paper please carefully review our dos and don’ts. Please note that our biggest challenge has always been to attract submissions that are squarely focused on rigorous description.