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Call for Papers – GPSA

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Call For Papers

for the

6th Annual Colloquium of the Concordia University Graduate Philosophy Students’ Association

“Life, Death and Power”

May 2nd and 3rd, 2009

Concordia University (Montréal, QC)

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 13, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Daniel Marc Weinstock (L’Université de Montréal), Director of the Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal (CRÉUM)

The Concordia Graduate Philosophy Students’ Association invites students to submit papers addressing this year’s themes of Life, Death and Power. While this is primarily aimed at graduate work in philosophy, we encourage exceptional undergraduate students and students from other disciplines in the arts, humanities and sciences to participate as well. A vibrant mix of views and approaches created a rich discussion in last year’s successful event and we hope to carry this tradition forward. Here are a few examples of possible topics, by no means restrictive or exhaustive:

Augmented Fertility and Conception
Euthanasia and Abortion
State Violence and Legitimacy
Biopolitics and Biocitizenship
Erotic and Thanatic Psychology
Aging and Diminishment
Ecological and Economic Justice
Measuring Quality of Life
Family Life and Parental Power
Phenomenology of Biology
Interspecies Struggle
Gendered Life and Potency
Property Rights of Genetics
Secularism and Eschatology

Submission guidelines

All interested students are required to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. Submissions via email must be in DOC, RTF, or PDF format. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French, but all presentations will be given in English. Presenters will each be given 20 minutes for their presentation, followed by commentary and questions from the floor. Your abstract should not include your name, but do include the following on a separate page:

1) Name

2) Paper Title

3) Institution, Program, Year

4) Email address

Although priority will be given to graduate student submissions, some presentation slots will be reserved for strong undergraduate work. Information concerning the conference schedule will be released by April 1st. If accepted you will be asked to provide a copy of your paper prior to the event.

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