Monday, April 21, 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS

AMERICAN PHILOSOPHIES FORUM
2009 Conference

Pragmatism about Democracy and the Media
APRIL 2-4, 2009; EMORY UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GA, USA


The American Philosophies Forum invites the submission of essays and panel
proposals for its 2009 Conference on “Pragmatism about Democracy and the
Media.” Submissions are invited on any aspect of this topic. All
submissions selected for presentation at the Conference will reflect the
broad mission of the American Philosophies Forum: to contribute to the
critical development, imaginative growth, and shared understanding of
American philosophical traditions; and, to bring the resources of these
multiple philosophies to bear on the reconstruction of contemporary
culture and the amelioration of its problems.” Submissions which are
primarily textual explications or exclusively historical in focus will not
be accepted.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS

Deadline:
The deadline for receipt of all submissions is 1 October 2008. This is a
firm deadline, and submissions received after midnight Eastern Daylight
Savings Time on this date will not be considered.

Electronic Submission:
All submissions must be received in electronic form as a .DOC or .RTF or
.HTML attachment (and not in any other format) to an e-mail message sent
to: americanphilosophiesforum@gmail.com

Eligibility:
Persons who submit an essay or a panel proposal should be Associates of
APF. To become an Associate—there no cost--, simply e-mail name, address,
institutional affiliation (if any), and preferred e-address to:
americanphilosophiesforum@gmail.com
(Note that the American Philosophies Forum is not an academic “society.” There are no membership dues, event registration fees, business meetings,
or similar bureaucratic structures.)

Single Submission:
Only one submission per person is allowed. This means, for example, that
no person may submit two or more essays, submit both an essay and be part
of a panel proposal, or be included in more than one panel proposal. All
multiple submissions by, or involving, a single person will not be
accepted.

Anonymity and Blind Review:
Author or Panel information should be provided in the e-mail message to
which the submission is attached. The attached submission itself must be
ready for blind review: References, proper names, specific content,
endnotes, or anything else that makes possible author or panel member
identification are not allowed and will disqualify a submission. All
submissions will be blind-reviewed by a program committee appointed by the
Advisory Board of the American Philosophies Forum.

General Formatting:
All submissions should be double-spaced, in 12-point size, and in a
standard font such as Times New Roman (preferred) or Courier.

Essay Submissions:
Essays must be between 4,000-6,000 words (including all notes and
references), and must include a 100-200 word abstract. Shorter or longer
submissions will be disqualified. Note that essays accepted as conference
papers will be made available electronically to all conference
participants well in advance of the conference itself. At the conference,
authors will be provided 10-12 minutes (only) to summarize, emphasize, or
develop further the contents of the full essay. This will allow for a
significant amount of time for questions, discussion, and genuine exchange
in every case.

Panel Proposals:
Panel proposals must include a title page for the proposed panel, an
overall abstract of 500-750 words for the proposed panel as a whole, and
either complete essays (between 4,000-6,000 words, including all notes and
references) or individual abstracts (between 750-1,000 words, excluding
any notes and references) for each essay in the panel. Panel proposals,
like all other submissions, must be anonymous and ready for blind review. The overall abstract should include a description of the issues that the
panel will address, an explanation of the relation of these issues to the
2009 Conference topic, and an account of how each essay or presentation
will have a distinctive focus or approach as well as how each essay or
presentation will fit with or draw on the other essays or presentations
that are parts of this same proposed panel. Panel proposals, like essay
submissions, should be delivered as a single e-mail attachment. Note that
accepted panel proposals will be made available electronically to all
conference participants well in advance of the conference itself. At the
conference, panelists will be provided 45 minutes (only)—for all panelists
together—to summarize, emphasize, or develop further the contents of the
panel proposal. This will allow for a significant amount of time for
questions, discussion, and genuine exchange in every case.

Technology Needs:
Please indicate any AV or other technology needs in the e-mail message to
which the submission is attached.

Confirmations:
All persons who send a submission will receive confirmation of receipt of
the submission. The confirmation will be sent as a reply to the e-mail
message to which the submission is attached. Confirmations will be sent
no later than 15 October 2008. Anyone who has submitted an essay or panel
proposal but has not received confirmation by this time should send a
follow-up inquiry by e-mail.

Decision Date:
Final selections will be made by 15 November 2008. Anyone who has
submitted an essay or panel proposal but has not received notice of a
final decision by 16 November 2008 should send a follow-up inquiry by
e-mail.

For additional information about The American Philosophies Forum, see:
http://www.americanphilosophiesforum.org/

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