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CfP: Kent State Grad Conf March 10, 2012 (due 1/18/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: October 4, 2011
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers

Kent State Graduate Student Conference March 10, 2012

Papers on all Philosophical Topics Welcome
Submission Deadline January 18, 2012

Keynote: John D. Caputo “Two Types of Continental Philosophy of Religion”

Electronic submissions recommended; please submit at: philconf@kent.edu
For problems or questions, contact Faculty Advisor: Frank Ryan at fryan@kent.edu

Submit a 100 word abstract with paper.  Reading length of paper should not exceed fifteen minutes, though longer written versions are acceptable.  We use an open review format where the author’s name may appear on each page of the document.

Accepted papers will be published in our online journal: Proceedings of the Kent State University May 4th Philosophy Graduate Conference.

Local transportation and limited overnight accommodations with Kent State graduate students offered. Free buffet lunch and reception for all attendees.


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CfP: Ancient Philosophy Society (due 11/15/11)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: October 1, 2011
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers

Ancient Philosophy Society
19-22 April 2012 at the University of San Francisco

  1. Papers are invited by e-mail attachment to submissions@ancientphilosophysociety.org on any topic in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. In light of the vibrant political scene of the city of San Francisco, papers on the theme of polis are particularly welcome. Deadline: Tuesday 15 November 2011.
  2. The author’s name, institution, or references pertaining to the identity of the author must be omitted from the paper, notes, and bibliography. The e-mail accompanying the submission must include the author’s name, the title of the paper, address, telephone, and e-mail address.
  3. Papers must be written in English.
  4. Submission implies that the paper is entirely the author’s own unpublished work and that, where appropriate, the contributions of others are acknowledged.
  5. Those who participate in the meetings of the APS must be members in good standing.
  6. Membership information is available at www.ancientphilosophysociety.org.
  7. Papers may not exceed 3,000 words of text (30 minutes’ reading time), exclusive of footnotes and bibliography. Longer papers will not be forwarded to the Program Committee; abstracts will not be considered for the program.
  8. Papers may be submitted in MS Word™, rtf, or pdf (and pdf is preferred if untransliterated Greek is used).
  9. Because papers selected for presentation are collected and provided to meeting participants, please observe the following conventions: single-spacing, 1-inch margins on all sides, pages numbered, 12-point font for text, 10-point for footnotes.
  10. Only one submission per author will be considered and no one may present a paper in consecutive years.
  11. Receipt of papers will be acknowledged by e-mail.
  12. Decisions will be reached by early January 2012 and authors will be notified by e-mail.
  13. For current information about the meeting, consult the APS website: www.ancientphilosophysociety.org.
  14. Please direct all inquiries to submissions@ancientphilosophysociety.org.

APS 2012 Local Arrangements Committee:
Marjolein Oele, moele@usfca.edu
Office: (415) 422-4369

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T-T at Georgetown

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: October 1, 2011
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

Via Rebecca Kukla (rkukla@gmail.com):

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC. Assistant Professor. Starting August 2012. One position, tenure track. Teaching load of 2 courses per semester, graduate and undergraduate. The Philosophy Department is looking for candidates with expertise (including the ability to teach graduate seminars upon arrival) in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Ancient Philosophy;
  2. Early Modern Philosophy;
  3. Kant, focusing on M&E;
  4. the Catholic philosophical tradition.

Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in teaching and research. Ph.D. prior to appointment. Salary competitive. AA/EOE. Georgetown is a Jesuit and Catholic university. Please send CV, transcript, at least three letters of recommendation, and a paper to William Blattner, Chair, Search Committee, Philosophy Department, 215 New North, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057. Deadline: Nov. 14, 2011, preferably earlier.

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CfP: Mimesis Now Conf (due 10/15/11)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: October 1, 2011
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers

Mimesis Now

April 5–7, 2012
University of Rochester

Why mimesis? Why now? How have evolving forms and technologies altered the way we think about this millennia-old concept? How have practices of reproduction, imitation, copying, replication and appropriation enriched, nuanced, and complicated each other and made us continuously rethink the concept of mimesis? From the invention of writing to the advent of ‘new’ media, technologies of reproduction have transformed representational practices and shaped our perception of reality.

This three-day conference at the University of Rochester will gather together scholars in literature, art, cinema, and media studies to explore historical, interdisciplinary, and inter-media issues of mimesis. We welcome paper proposals on topics addressing the theme of mimesis, now. Questions should be addressed to mimesis@rochester.edu.

Possible avenues of investigation

Participation: Please submit an abstract for a 20-minute paper by October 15, 2011 at  http://rochester.edu/college/mimesis/

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Keeping up with the blog

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: October 1, 2011
  • Filed Under: General Advice

If you scroll to the bottom of the blog’s homepage, you can click on RSS-Posts and set up an RSS feed to collate the links to new content.

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Writing dossier materials

Here are some helpful links to sites that give advice on how to write cover letters, how to prepare your teaching statement, and how to arrange your CV. These links will also be added permanently to the section “Advice.”

How to write a cover letter
http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Write-Appealing-Cove/46284/
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/639/01/
http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/gradschoolcareer/academiccareers/applicationmaterials/coverletters.html

How to write a teaching statement (which makes up the vital first part of the teaching dossier)
http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Write-a-Statement-of/45133/

How to structure your CV
https://career.berkeley.edu/phds/PhDCV.stm
https://career.berkeley.edu/phds/PhDCVelements.stm

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More Job Listing Sites

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: October 1, 2011
  • Filed Under: Job Market

Here are some links to sites that list job ads (tt and post-docs) outside the US. These links will also appear permanently under “Job Lists.”

(1) Philosophy job ads with an emphasis on jobs outside the US
http://groups.google.com/group/fa.philos-l/topics?gvc=2
http://www.jobsinphilosophy.org/


Emphasis on post-docs:
(a) UK: http://www.bris.ac.uk/philosophy/department/staff/post-docs/funding
(b) Australia: http://aap.org.au/jobs/postdocs.html

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