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CFP: PhaenEx

Dear EPTC/TCEP members and friends, 

It is unfortunate that Congress and EPTC/TCEP 2020 at London, Ontario cannot go ahead as planned this May/June.

Please consider working on your conference paper in order to submit it to PhaenEx, EPTC/TCEP’s open access journal. PhaenEx has published 25 issues since its beginning in 2006. The journal’s core is the set of philosophical, literary, political, etc., traditions that developed into, from and against existential and phenomenological theory and culture, but we are also open to a wider variety of submissions as long as they are well written and interesting.  

Open call for papers.


CFP: Back to the Things Themselves! (BTTTT!), due Jan. 7, 2020

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. 

BTTTT! invites those engaged in phenomenological practice to submit their original descriptions for consideration for the 2020 meeting at Western University (the University of Western Ontario)

Before submitting your abstract and paper please carefully review our dos and don’tsPlease note that our biggest challenge has always been to attract submissions that are squarely focused on rigorous description

CFP: Dissonancia: Critical Theory Journal


Decolonial and Critical Theory

Dissonancia: Critical Theory Journal

Critical and decolonial theories have long been mutually suspicious of one another. On the one hand, and rightly so, decolonial theories highlight the Eurocentric dimensions of hegemonic academic philosophy in general, and of critical theory in particular, questioning the alleged universalism that has inhabited critical philosophy from Hegel and Marx to the present day. On the other, and also not without reason, representatives of critical theory often express fear of abandoning the universal altogether and endorsing the particular unequivocally, concerned with the theoretical and political fragmentation that may ensue.

Recently, however, there is a growing interest in thematizing the possible connections between critical theory and conceptual paradigms based on the critique of colonialism (not only de- and postcolonial theories, but also subaltern, peripheral or marginal studies, epistemologies of the South, among others). The reversal of historical structures of domination is certainly a common horizon to both strands, but much is yet to be done to enable a cross-fertilization between these traditions, themselves highly diverse and internally differentiated.

The Special Issue on “Decolonial and Critical Theory” aims to contribute to the advancement of this cooperation and invites the submission of articles and reviews of texts that reflect on this dialogue – or lack thereof – in the areas of philosophy, politics, history, aesthetics, epistemology, education, sociology, among others.

Some possible topics:

  • Convergences and divergences between critical theory and de-/postcolonial theories
  • Critical theory on the periphery(ies): reception, criticisms, and dialogues
  • Critical theory in/from/about Brazil and Latin America
  • Post- and decolonial theories: tensions between the particular and the universal
  • Critical theory, race, and intersectionality
  • Critical theory, history, progress, and global justice
  • What does it mean to “decolonize” critical theory today?
  • What do post- and decolonial theories have to learn from critical theory?
  • What does critical theory have to learn from post- and decolonial theories?

Deadline for submissions: December 31st 2019

Editors of the Special Issue: Mariana Teixeira and Mariana Fidelis (Guest Editor)

Submissions in English, Spanish and Portuguese are welcome.

Please check our guidelines for formatting/stylequotations, and references.

For further information, please contact us via e-mail:


The Arendt Circle meets annually to share research on any aspect of Hannah Arendt’s work.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2019

Submit a 750-word abstract, prepared for anonymous review, as a Word Document or PDF, to

Working groups meet on April 16 prior to the main program on April 17-18. For more information, contact:

Arendt & her contemporaries–David Antonini (

Arendt unbound–Katy Fulfer (

2020 Organizing Committee

  • Katy Fulfer, University of Waterloo
  • Lucy Benjamin, University of London
  • Jennifer Gaffney, Gettysburg College
  • with Justin Letizia, Gettysburg College

CFP – 7th Derrida Today Conference

7th Derrida Today Conference 

Venue: Aix Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France

Date: Wednesday 10th – Saturday 13th JUNE 2020

Keynotes: *Hélène Cixous *Jean-Luc Nancy *Sam Weber (Northwestern) *Gil Anidjar (Columbia) *Danielle Cohen-Lévinas (Paris-Sorbonne) *Anne-Emmanuelle Berger (Paris 8)

Executive Director: Nicole Anderson (Editor of Derrida Today Journal (EUP); Macquarie University,Sydney, Australia).

Conference Directors & Organizers: Francesca Manzari (Aix-Marseille Université), Stéphane Lojkine (Aix-Marseille Université), Nicole Anderson (Editor of Derrida Today Journal (EUP); Macquarie University,Sydney, Australia). See the website for information about the Directors and other committee organisers and volunteers.

Due dates for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: 30th November 2019 (notification of acceptance of abstracts will be by late-December 2019), abstracts to be sent to:

Call for Papers:

The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us. The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars, academics and postgraduates, on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics as well as contemporary issues. While the conference welcomes papers on divers topics and from any discipline in relation to Derrida’s work and deconstruction it is also interested in discussions around ‘borders’ in light of the current challenges we face in regards to migration and refugees (particularly between Europe and Africa-Middle East), climate change, eco-genocide, and Derrida’s thinking on democracy, community, mondialization and globalization in the face of current ‘border’ closures, heightened sovereign rule, and the European Union-Brexit crisis.

The conference is based on the journal Derrida Today (Chief Editor: Nicole Anderson). The journal is published by Edinburgh University Press, ISSN: 1754-8500. EUP 


CFP for 6th Derrida Today Conference

Venue: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Date: Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th MAY 2018

Keynotes: *Tom Cohen (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA) *Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers University, USA) *Alexander Garcia-Düttmann (Berlin University of the Arts, Germany) *Ginette Michaud (Université de Montréal, Canada) *Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, USA).

Conference Directors and Organisers: Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada), Nicole Anderson (Editor, Derrida Today Journal; Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia), Stella Gaon (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada).

Due dates for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: 1st December 2017 (notification of acceptance of abstracts will be by
late December 2017), abstracts to be sent to:

Call for Papers:
The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us.

The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals in English or French on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics and contemporary issues, such as: philosophy, phenomenology and other
theoretical/philosophical thinkers, literature, psychoanalysis, architecture and design, law, film and visual studies, haptic technologies, photography, art, music, dance, embodiment, feminism, race and whiteness studies, politics, ethics, sociology, cultural studies, queer theory, sexuality, education, science (physics, biology, medicine, chemistry), IT and multimedia, the environment, technology, etc. We also accept papers that engage in the spirit of deconstructive thought (if not on Derrida or deconstruction itself).

Individual Participants: submit two separate Word documents: 1) a 350 word abstract for a 20 minute paper, 2) a personal bio (no more than 200 words), with very importantly your affiliation and contact details (mailing address, email address, and phone).

Panel Proposals: Panels will consist of 3 papers of 20 minutes delivery and 10 minutes discussion time each. Panel organizers should submit as separate Word documents, the following: 1) an overall panel proposal of 350 words 2) 3 individual abstracts of no more than 300 words for each paper, 3) personal bios and contact details of each member phone, email, affiliation, address

Due Date for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: 1st December 2017

Individual Abstracts & Panel Proposals should be sent as an attachment to: All enquiries about the conference, to this email address ONLY. The conference is based on the journal Derrida Today (Chief Editor: Nicole Anderson. The journal is published by Edinburgh University Press, ISSN: 1754-8500). EUP Website:

NB: Information about the Conference, Registration, Keynotes, etc., as well as the Journal, can be found at The Derrida Today Website:

Round table: What Is a Minority Situation?

Round table: What Is a Minority Situation?

Francophones, their Relationships, and their Relations in Canada

Call for proposals

This round table will take place as part of the Conference of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) during the Humanities Congress, Regina, May 26-June 1 2018.

The concept of minority situation has gained in popularity and in use since the expression “linguistic/francophone communities in minority situations” (“communauté francophone en situation minoritaire”) has replaced the more centralist “Francophones outside Québec” and the “French-Canadian” ethnonym. The minority situation refers to what is shared by French-language communities in a context of official bilingualism, of linguistic duality, and of political coexistence. However, the differences between the minority situations of Francophones in Western Canada, of Acadians, and of Franco-Ontarians, as well as the use of the same term to refer to Anglophone communities in Québec, make it so that it may be easy to forget the distance that separates these communities and the divergences in their modes of community life.

Existential and phenomenological philosophy has contributed much to the understanding of the concept of situation. It has also developed related concepts such as: horizon, structure, ordinary or daily life, and lifeworld. It is thus able to suggest a deepened content for the concept of minority situation (or context, or setting). Rather than focus on public policy, rights, and the enumeration of populations, this philosophy can turn toward lived experience to highlight its general traits, shed light on its meanings, and then suggest orientations for coexistence. Above all, it allows a reflection about the relationship between milieu, belonging, difference, and language to intentionality. An interrogation is then possible as to the modalities of the inherence of a conception of the self as a minority to the individual consciousness: does the concept of minority situation reflect the experience of the members of the communities it names, or rather the aims of institutions and organisms that make use of it?

In order to better understand what this minority situation is and how it manifests itself in these various contexts, we invite paper proposals dealing with:

· the definition and the understanding of what a minority situation is;

· the institutional and cultural factors that create distinct minority situations;

· the active and potential relationships between Francophones and other minority groups, from alliances to conflicts;

· the minority situations that Francophones share with other groups.

While the application of existing theories to this situation will be an important part of this round tables, texts that develop new theories based on the experience of Francophone communities in minority contexts are particularly solicited.

This workshop is also a part of the Transversal conference of the Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (CRFM) at the University of Regina. Constituting of panels and round tables dealing with the same question in the respective conferences of five disciplines, this transversal or embedded conference will shed light on the situation of Francophones in minority contexts through multidisciplinary and comparative contributions. Following Congress, the texts from these conferences will be gathered and published in an edited volume that will launch new debates on the Canadian Francophonie. Texts in English are welcome and will be translated for this volume. Please send your proposals by December 8, 2017 to the CRFM at Texts for 20-minute presentations will need to be completed by January 5 in order to undergo peer review. Please send your queries or questions to the same address, or to the organizer of this round table, Jérôme Melançon, CRFM Director, at

For more information about EPTC: About the CRFM: