CFP - Phenomenology Roundtable

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The Phenomenology Roundtable was founded at a meeting of the Radical Philosophy Assocation in November 2000, at Loyola University, Chicago. There, over coffee, several of us* gathered and discussed the lack of a space for doing phenomenology. We experienced the antagonistic and confrontational attitude of the dominant philosophical organizations; we bemoaned the lack of collegiality and constructivity in their meetings; and, most significantly, we noted the lack of a Husserlian starting point in most of the work of these groups. We decided we would form our own group aimed at a creative and supportive atmosphere in which we and other phenomenologists could discuss our work and interact with one another. In our meetings, we combine the most radical critique with the respect and support indicative of a true intersubjective community — two ideals that, we believe, entail one another; we remain committed to collaborative and highly engaged discussion; and we welcome and encourage participation by all those doing phenomenology, students and professors, academics and activists alike. In all of this, we recognize the importance of our work as part of the shared goal of human knowledge and liberation, which is, after all, the goal of phenomenology itself. We hope in this way to make a contribution to the continuing role of philosophy as essential to the future of human life.

The 2014 Meeting of the Phenomenology Roundtable will be held June 12-14 at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Your local hosts are Melissa Mosko ( and David Leichter (

Our invited presenter is Dr. Jackie Martinez of Arizona State University.

Feminist and Queer methodologies and subjects are encouraged to submit.

Important Dates:

Intent to present Due: April 11th

Notification of Acceptance: April 30th

Papers Due: May 30th