Monday, August 27, 2007

Pacific SWIP CFP

Below is the Call for Papers for the fall meeting of Pacific SWIP, with a fast-approaching deadline.
A couple of great ideas have been added to the program--workshops on pedagogy and on publishing, and an Author-meets-Critic session that discusses a not-yet-published manuscript.
These sessions should generate wide interest--who wouldn't benefit from sharing ideas about teaching and publishing? They will be a great venue for getting to know other women in philosophy, especially women outside our narrower research areas.



Pacific Division
Fall Meeting:
October 13-14, 2007

California State University, Sacramento
Local Host: Christina M. Bellon

Submissions on any topic are welcome. For this fall's meeting, P-SWIP is especially interested in works in progress and author meets critics sessions. Authors with completed manuscripts are invited to submit abstracts. Paper submissions should be prepared for a presentation time of 20 minutes.

New Workshops!
This fall, SWIP will host two workshops, one on pedagogy (teaching women philosophers, as in teaching content provided by women philosophers, and teaching philosophy to women students) and another on publishing (the ins and outs of getting that manuscript published). Individuals interested in participating in one of the two workshops should contact Amy Coplan.

New AMC Session ­ Pre-Publication!
This fall, SWIP will also host an Author-Meets-Critics session, but with a twist ­ the author of a fully developed manuscript will meet with several critics to give commentary on the text prior to its publication. Too often, we hear authors begin their responses with "I wish I heard these criticisms BEFORE the book was published!". Well, this is that opportunity! Authors who would like to take this opportunity to have their manuscript critiqued pre-publication, and members willing to serve as critics, please submit a proposal with an abstract of the book manuscript to Amy Coplan. The manuscript must be available to distribute to the readers by Sept 20th.

SWIP members will be given priority, but others are welcome to submit their work. Some funds may be available to help support graduate student travel.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 10, 2007
Electronic submissions are encouraged.
Please send submissions to: Amy Coplan (
Department of Philosophy, Cal State Fullerton, P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 20, 2007.
More info on the P-SWIP webpage.