Penn State University Philosophy Department Graduate Conference
We invite submissions of papers which take “life,” “death,” or philosophy's relationship with either as its explicit and central themes.
Possible topics include, but are by no means restricted to:
•The Metaphysics and Ethics of death and dying
•Human Animality and Non-Human Animals
•Finitude and Natality
•Works of mourning, eulogies, and memorials
•The work of art in relation to life and death
•Sexuality and Reproduction
•bios, zôç, and other concepts of life.
•Horrorism – Genocidal Violence, Torture, Terrorism, Slavery
•Biologism and Scientific Racism
We invite submissions from graduate students and independent scholars, regardless of tradition or historical focus. Submissions should consist of a 500 word abstract reflecting a 3000 word paper (to be presented in no more than 20 minutes), and should be prepared for blind review. Please include a separate cover sheet with your name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation (or date and institution from which you have recently earned your PhD).
Abstract submissions should be sent no later than January 31st, 2014. Accepted papers should be submitted no later than February 21st, 2014.
Please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote Speaker: Claudia Card (Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Penn State University
228 Sparks Building
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