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The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference 2017
presented by the Drexel University Department of English & Philosophy and College of Arts and Sciences

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium’s annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:00am to 5:00pm at Drexel University’s University City campus, Philadelphia PA, 19104. Undergraduates are invited to submit philosophical essays suitable for a fifteen to twenty minute presentation on any topic, to be followed by commentary and discussion. Papers must not exceed 2,500 words or 10 pages, double-spaced, and must be prepared for blind review. One submission per person. The top eight submissions will be read by their authors at the conference and published in Fresh Philosophy, the undergraduate philosophy blog/journal of the GPPC Reviewers will include Philosophy faculty and undergraduate Philosophy majors including the journal editors.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 18, 2016. Please send your submission by email attachment as an electronic file in .doc or .rtf format to Peter Amato at Notification of accepted papers will be sent by Saturday, February 4, 2017. Commentators will be needed to present brief remarks following each paper. If you are interested in being a commentator, whether or not you intend to submit a paper, let us know. For further information write to or check the conference website

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Inspired by evolving definitions of the humanities, the Duquesne University English Graduate Conference seeks papers from graduate and upper-level undergraduate students on fluidity in identity, discipline, and media. How does the rise of the digital humanities and interdisciplinarity create new frameworks for defining, explaining, and challenging traditional conceptions of discipline, text, and methodologies? How does fluidity between binarisms in media, identity, and discipline enrich scholarship? We invite submissions for panels, papers, posters, and other media presentations that explore exchange across demarcations in all periods and disciplines and embody academic fluidity.

Possible topics for presentation include, but are not limited to:

  • Intermediality & Multimodality (i.e. intersections of popular culture and media, music/film/visual art in literature, adaptation)
  • Intertextuality & Interdisciplinarity (i.e. medicine, science, phenomenology, musicology, philosophy, psychology, education, journalism, law, history, religion, social justice)
  • Pedagogy, Theories of Reading and Writing
  • Growth and Circulation of Print and Digital Culture; Digital Humanities
  • Intersubjectivity & Performance (i.e. fluidity in race, gender, sexuality, ability, etc.)
  • Movement & Mobility
  • Ethics & Affect

Keynote Address

T. Austin Graham is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and the author of The Great American Songbooks (Oxford University Press, 2013). His work on literature’s relationship to other arts and disciplines appears in ELH, American Literature, American Literary History,New Literary History, and other venues.
Presentation Modes & Abstract Due Dates

  • Paper presentation: We welcome individual papers no longer than 20 minutes. Please send a 250-300 word abstract of your paper by January 15, 2017.
  • Panel presentation: We welcome pre-made panels of three presenters. Proposals should include a title, rationale for the panel, and individual paper abstracts (250-300 words each). Panels should be no longer than 60 minutes to allow time for a question and answer period. Please send all of this information to by midnight on January 15, 2017.
  • Poster presentation: We welcome poster presentations for display during the day of the conference. Posters should be no larger than 36″ by 48″. Presenters may either elect to use a corkboard or a table. Please send a 250-300 word abstract of your research to by midnighton January 15, 2017.
  • Digital presentation: We welcome digital presentations (blog, vlog, website, digital humanities project, etc.) for display. Please note that you must provide your own computer. Please send a 250-300 word abstract of your research and specify if you have any other AV needs by midnight on January 15, 2017.

If you have any questions prior to submitting your proposal, please contact conference co-directors, Marla Anzalone and Carol Fox at

For further information on Duquesne University’s English Graduate Organization, please visit our website.

Check out our CFP on UPenn & H-Net.


The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers University-Call for Papers
Areté, the undergraduate journal of Rutgers University’s Department of Philosophy, is now accepting paper submissions for publication in its Spring 2017 issue. Approximately 3 papers will be published, digitally and in print (limited run).

Traditionally, only work from juniors and seniors is encouraged, as analytic rigor is a prerequisite for publication. That being said, any paper of exquisite quality from any field of philosophy is welcome for submission.

Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words, with a cover page, abstract, and citations. For the purpose of blind review, do not include information in the text of your paper that identifies either you as author or the institution you attend. Papers should be submitted via email attachment (from an email address we can use to correspond with you), in Word document or PDF format, to by October 14th, 2016.

Authors of papers accepted for publication will be notified in December.


Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal is produced and edited entirely by undergraduate students. We aim to enrich student learning by providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their original scholarly work reviewed by or published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Episteme is a student-run journal that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing examples of some of the best work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. Episteme is published under the auspices of Denison University’s Department of Philosophy. We publish a journal in print each Spring.

Discussions is an undergraduate run, peer-reviewed research journal that publishes undergraduate research in all fields of study. Discussions publishes several times every year.

Lex Modestum is a student run undergraduate philosophy journal dedicated to providing opportunities to aspiring philosophers. We accept original philosophical works from undergraduate students in both Analytic and Continental strains of thought. Along with the traditional essay format, we are also interested in presenting unique philosophical ideas via original modes of presentation (e.g. dialogues, poems, artwork, and short stories).

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