Call for Papers – Appel à Contributions SPEP 2012

Call for papers for the 2012 meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

The 2012 SPEP Call for Papers for the 51st Annual Conference in Rochester, NY hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology and Nazareth College is now available.

2012 Call for Papers (Rochester, NY)
The Deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

Please make sure you download and read the details of the call for papers and panel proposals.  All submissions are considered under a blind review process.

Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
Thursday, November 1 — Saturday, November 3, 2012
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Rochester
Rochester, NY
Host Institutions:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Nazareth College
The Executive Committee of SPEP invites:
COMPLETE PAPERS (no more than 3,000 words) with abstracts (75-100 words)
PANEL PROPOSALS consisting of one panel abstract (no more than 500 words)
and complete papers (no more than 3,000 words per paper).
Papers and panels from diverse philosophical perspectives in all areas of
Continental Philosophy are welcome.
All submissions will be considered under a blind review process.

Instructions       for       Submissions
Submitting Paper and Panel Proposals:
1. A person may submit only one paper for consideration each year. If you have a
book under consideration for a special session, you may still submit a paper for
2. All submissions must be submitted electronically. Please send your submission
directly to the Secretary-Treasurer, Shannon Mussett, at
3. Electronic Receipt Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME,
Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
4. The subject line of the email should read: 2012 SPEP Submission.
5. Your submission should contain TWO ATTACHMENTS:
1) Abstract AND Submission in one document prepared for blind review.
Even if you are submitting a panel proposal, the panel abstract and all of the papers
should be in one document. See “Format of Submissions” for more information.
2) A Cover letter that provides detailed contact information (including
physical and electronic addresses) of the author(s), lists the word count of the paper(s),
and indicates whether the author wishes to have the paper considered for “Best
Submission by a Graduate Student” or “Best Submission by a Junior Scholar”
(please be sure to indicate how you meet the eligibility requirements; for a full
description and eligibility conditions of each prize, please see below under “Prizes”). In
addition, if you anticipate the need for audio/visual equipment should your submission
be accepted in the 2012 SPEP Conference program, please indicate exactly what you will
need in your cover letter.
Format of Submissions:
All abstracts for single papers must include five key words. This will help the
Executive Committee group single papers into panels when the conference program is
being organized.
Single-paper submissions must include complete papers (of no more than 3,000 words
exclusive of notes and references) and abstracts (of no more than 100 words).
Panel proposals must include a title, an abstract of no more than 500 words for the
panel as a whole, and complete papers (no more than 3,000 words exclusive of notes
and references) for each paper in the panel.
Since papers and panel proposals are chosen through an anonymous review process,
names and addresses of authors must be stated only on one separate cover sheet and
omitted from the abstracts, papers, and footnotes. The word count for papers should
appear on the cover sheet; papers that exceed the 3,000 word limit will not be
considered. Please use gender-inclusive language in accordance with the “Guidelines for
Non-Sexist Use of Language” published by the APA and available at:
A. Notification of receipt of your submission: Upon receipt of your submission,
you will receive an automated electronic acknowledgement from the Secretary-
Treasurer indicating she has received your email and its attachments. If you do
not receive a response within one day, please send a follow up e-mail to ensure
that your submission has been received.
B. Notification of Inclusion in the 2012 SPEP Conference Program: Authors of
single-paper submissions and the panel organizers of panel-submissions will hear
from the Executive Committee by June 1, 2012 whether their submission has been
accepted/rejected for inclusion in the 2012 SPEP Conference Program.
There are two monetary prizes available: the best submission by a junior scholar and
the best submission by a graduate student. To be eligible for the SPEP Junior Scholar
Award you must have earned a Ph.D. in the last five years (no earlier than January of
2007). All currently enrolled graduate students are eligible for the SPEP Graduate
Student Scholar Award.
Each monetary prize is $500.00 plus a travel and hotel allowance. In addition, two non-
monetary honorable mention prizes will be awarded. All of the award-winning
submissions will be selected through an anonymous review process. You must declare
your desire to be considered for an award and your status as a graduate student or as a
junior scholar on the cover sheet that accompanies your submission, which has been
prepared for blind review. Winners will be notified by June 1, 2012.