Call for Papers–Interdisciplinary Phenomenology Conference, “Understanding Embodiment”

Feb 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Uncategorized

This year’s annual meeting of ICNAP (Interdisciplinary Coalition of North-American Phenomenologists) will meet in May at Ramapo College in New Jersey. Dr. Frederick Wertz is President of ICNAP, and we’re happy to post his invitation followed by submission details below.

Frederick J. Wertz

Frederick J. Wertz

Dear Colleague,

The Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists (ICNAP) conference, “Understanding Embodiment,” will be taking place May 24 – 26 at Ramapo College, New Jersey with keynote addresses by James Phillips and Lewis R. Gordon.  The deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended until March 1, and so there is still time to submit proposals. Of course your attendance is also most welcome.

ICNAP  (http://www.icnap.org/) was founded by colleagues from Architecture, Communicology, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, and the organization extends an invitation to colleagues and students in all academic disciplines who are interested in forging interdisciplinary connections within phenomenology. Now entering its fifth year, we who have been involved find that understanding the work of phenomenological scholars at all levels of expertise across the full spectrum of disciplines is a most informative and enlivening experience.

We hope that you will consider joining us at the conference and encourage you to distribute the attached call for papers to interested students and colleagues. Again, submissions for panels and individual papers are requested by March 1, 2013, and volunteers for panel moderators are also welcome.

With warm regards,

Frederick J. Wertz

Acting Chair, Department of Communication and Media Studies                                                                      Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology, Fordham University

Conference theme: Understanding Embodiment

We welcome works that feature phenomenology in all academic disciplines. In addition
to presentations employing phenomenology in single disciplines, we are interested broadly in issues related to theories of embodiment. This includes, but is not limited to, theoretical expositions of the phenomenological conditions of embodiment as they are (1) developed and contested within the phenomenological tradition, (2) taken up and pursued within specific disciplinary contexts, and (3) applied in research, clinical and other practical contexts.

Keynote Addresses: Friday, May 24th James Phillips: “Karl Jaspers as Phenomenological Psychiatrist: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the ‘General Psychopathology’

Saturday, May 25th Second Annual Husserliana Session: Husserliana 39, Die Lebenswelt: Auslegung der vorgegebenen Welt und Ihre Konstitution (2008) Rochus Sowa, editor, will respond.

Lewis R. Gordon: Living Phenomenology”

James Phillips is in the private practice of psychiatry, with a focus on medically oriented psychotherapy, and is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Yale School of Medicine. He is Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and is editor of the AAPP Bulletin. He has written extensively in the area of philosophy, psychiatry, and phenomenology and is on the editorial board of the journal, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology. He is co-editor (with James Morley) of Imagination and its Pathologies (MIT Press, 2002), editor of  Philosophical Perspectives on Technology and Psychiatry (Oxford, 2008), and coeditor (with Joel Paris) of Making the DSM-5: Concepts and Controversies (Springer, in press). Since 2004, he has been involved in developing and supporting a psychiatric clinic in Ayacucho, Peru, a rural Andean city, and he travels there regularly.

Lewis R. Gordon teaches in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He previously taught at Temple University, where he founded and directed the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies and the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought, and Brown University, where he was the founding chairperson of the Department of Africana Studies.  Professor Gordon has held several distinguished visiting appointments and is currently Visiting Professor in the French-German Summer School at the University of Toulouse, France.  He is the author of several influential books, including Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism (1995), Fanon and the Crisis of European Man (1995), Her Majesty’s Other Children (1997), Existentia Africana (2000), Disciplinary Decadence (2006), and An Introduction to Africana Philosophy (2008).  The URL for Professor Gordon’s website, which contains an elaborated biography, list of publications, audio and video presentations, and his blog, is: http://lewisrgordon.com/

Call for papers

We welcome works that feature phenomenology in all academic disciplines. In addition
to presentations employing phenomenology in single disciplines, we are interested broadly in issues related to theories of embodiment. This includes, but is not limited to, theoretical expositions of the phenomenological conditions of embodiment as they are (1) developed and contested within the phenomenological tradition, (2) taken up and pursued within specific disciplinary contexts, and (3) applied in research, clinical and other practical contexts.

Submissions

We accept both individual papers and panel proposals.  Participants will have 30 minutes for presentation and 20 minutes for discussion.  Only a limited number of panel proposals will be accepted.

—For individual papers, please submit a 500—750 word abstract, with name, discipline, title of the paper and contact information on the first page.  The second page should contain only the title and abstract for anonymous review.

—For panels, please include the title of the program, the names of the chair and all presenters, and a 200—300 word rationale for the panel and 200—300 word abstract for each presenter (name, discipline, title of the paper and contact information).

—No more than two submissions per person. Please make sure your submission is in Word.doc or docx format (no PDFs) to facilitate anonymous review.

—Volunteers for panel moderators are also welcome.

Deadline: Submissions due by March 1, 2013, acceptances notified by April 1, 2013.

Send all submissions to Jacqueline M. Martinez (jmartinez@asu.edu) as email attachment. Please put ICNAP V Submission in the subject line of the email.

Travel

Note that national and international airline connections are available via New York City and Newark, New Jersey. Lodging at the Fairfield Inn and Suites: ICNAP rate – $99 for double room (single or double occupancy; rooms may be shared at your own discretion.)

 

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