Friday, February 04, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy

Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2011
Saint Francis University
Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940
We cordially invite undergraduates to submit proposals for the fifth annual North American
Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy. Submissions are encouraged from
students majoring in all academic fields.
Although any paper related to religion and philosophy will be considered, priority will be given
to those addressing this year’s theme, “Race in America.” As philosopher Cornel West asserted,
“A fully functional multiracial society cannot be achieved without a sense of history and open,
honest dialogue.” Accordingly, this year’s conference will forthrightly address philosophical
and religious questions of race and how these questions relate to politics, culture, society, and
history. To begin our conversation, this year’s keynote speaker will be George Yancy, Associate
Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University and author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The
Continuing Significance of Race.
Paper proposals (roughly 250 words) should give a concise description of the presentation. The
deadline for proposals is February 18, 2011. Please include your full name, paper title,
institution, e-mail, phone number, and the name and contact information of your major professor.
Presenters must submit their full paper by March 11, 2011 to be considered for conference
prizes. Proposals and final papers should be sent via e-mail attachment to Dr. Arthur Remillard
The keynote address will be given on Friday evening, with a student-led discussion to follow. All
student presentations will be given on Saturday from approximately 9:00am-5:00pm. This
conference is open to the public and free for presenters and non-presenters alike. For more
information, directions, contacts, scheduling, etc., please visit our website: or join the Facebook group, “St. Francis University Department
of Philosophy and Religious Studies.” This conference is organized by St. Francis University and
Westminster College, with support from SFU’s School of Arts and Letters, Department of
Philosophy & Religious Studies, and the Institute for Ethics.

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