First Call for Papers
29-31 March, 2013
Department of Philosophy, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Organized by Rafael Winkler and Catherine Botha
Born in 1900-1901 with the publication of Husserl’s Logical
Investigations, phenomenology has since undergone many changes,
developments and critiques both in its methods and tasks. Serving in
Husserl as a critical method of reflection on consciousness and its
cognitive achievements against its naturalization in the natural sciences,
phenomenology has also inspired authors such as Max Scheler, Martin
Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gabriel Marcel, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice
Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Luc Nancy, Michel Henry, Emmanuel Levinas, Hans-Georg
Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur and Jacques Derrida to address the question of
value, the meaning of being, existence, the lived body, the Other, life,
art, history and language in original and fresh ways.
The aim of this three-day international conference is to bring together
philosophers and postgraduate students from different institutions in
South Africa and abroad to reflect on the fate of phenomenology in the
21st century. It will accept papers on any area in ‘phenomenology’ broadly
defined, including papers that take a phenomenological approach to social
and psychological issues and that aim to trace the history of
phenomenology in South Africa.
Submission: Please prepare a 700 word abstract for blind review and send
it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The full paper should be no more than
3500-4000 words (the conference format allows for a 25-30 min.
presentation followed by a 30-35 min. discussion). The deadline for
submission of abstracts is Friday the 11th of January 2013. Notification
of acceptance will be sent latest by Friday the 1st of February 2013.
Presenters will be asked to make their papers available in advance for the
Proceedings: The South African Journal of Philosophy will be dedicating an
issue to selected, peer-reviewed proceedings of the conference. To be
considered for the issue a paper of no more than 6000 words needs to be
presented at the conference and submitted to the SAJP Editor (Abraham
Olivier – email@example.com) and Guest Editors (Rafael Winkler and
Catherine Botha) on or before Friday the 3rd of May 2013.
Conference fees: The fee for the three-day conference for participants is
R600 (R200 a day). It is free of charge for all participating graduate and
Bursaries: Bursaries will be available for travel and accommodation.
Accommodation: Lodging for conference participants has been arranged at
Plumpudding Guesthouse (http://www.plumpudding.co.za/) and The View
(http://www.theviewhotel.co.za/), which are walking distance from the UJ
Auckland Park Campus. The current rate at Plumpudding Guesthouse is R650
per night inclusive of breakfast.
For more information about the conference, visit the Department’s website:
http://www.uj.ac.za/philosophy). Alternatively, please contact Rafael
Winkler (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Catherine Botha (email@example.com).