Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) Workshop at Canadian Congress

Nov 12, 2010 Jan 28, 2011

EPTC Incubator: A Collaborative Workshop on WIP with Scholar Presentations THEME: “The Child”

The Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) is looking for both work in progress and paper presentations for the First ETPC Incubator. This event will be a collaborative workshop on WIP along with scholar presentations on this year’s theme: The Child.

This full-day event lets presenters bring problems, questions, and concerns about works in progress for discussion in a roundtable setting. The WIP sessions will be bookended by two formal paper presentations to situate and inspire the day’s conversation. The workshop will be open to all conference delegates. Short précis prepared by workshop participants will be made available online in advance.

It is appropriate to bring a project in its nascent stages, specific passages of a work that are causing difficulties or trouble for the author, or work that is at a crossroad and requires more reflection before it can advance. Suitable projects may include journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, lectures, or perhaps doctoral thesis work. Our aim is to incubate and nurture these projects so participants can take them to the next level.

Possible topics for discussion include: - the child as person or subject (ethical, cognitive, disciplinary, developmental, etc.)
- natality, pregnancy, and birth
- kinship and family relations/dynamics
- maternity and paternity
- raising and cultivating citizens
- education
- aesthetics and/or representations of childhood/children (in literature, art, film, television, etc.)

The workshop will be conducted during EPTC’s annual meeting at the Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences to be held May 31-June3, 2011 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

We seek two types of work:
i) Conference papers:
- 4500 word maximum, plus 150-word abstract
- papers will be followed by a brief commentary and 20-minute discussion period

ii) Work in Progress:
- 750-word proposal outlining the project you would present at the workshop
- 10-15 minute presentation will be followed by 30-minute roundtable discussion

** Please prepare submissions for anonymous review in Word format. On a separate sheet include the title of project, author name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

Submissions and/or questions should be sent to Bronwyn Singleton at Singleton by January 15, 2011.

For more see: CFP/Panels at EPTC

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