Call For Proposals
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other" - Mother Teresa
Our submission portal is officially open and we will be reviewing proposals until our deadline of February 8th, 2019. See below for required components for submission.
Our hope is that our conversations and collaborations will challenge and deepen our various disciplines. Submissions for symposia, individual papers, and theoretical/philosophical posters are welcome. We invite papers that seek some form of interchange between psychology, philosophy, and/or theology. Student posters are highly encouraged as well.
Notifications will be made in early-to-mid April.
Types of Presentations
Accepted papers are given 20-25 minutes and will be organized on panels of papers with similar content, themes, and/or thinkers. There will be additional time for Q&A (30 minutes). These panels may be discipline-specific or interdisciplinary in makeup.
Symposia will be formatted in 1 and 1/2 hour slots. Symposia are intended to be pre-organized combinations of papers on a shared area of scholarship (3-6 persons). Conversations between symposium members and/or the inclusion of discussants is expected as a part of the program. The symposium chair is responsible for organizing and submitting the proposal.
Posters are strongly valued at this conference and are given significant space and attention (with wine/cheese and a designated time slot). Though posters are not frequently a part of theoretical, philosophical, and psychoanalytic conversations, we do not consider this designation to be a "second class" category. During the last four conferences, the posters were given prominence in a beautiful space and the exhibition period was very well-attended. We welcome posters as another means of representing this area of scholarship.
SPECIFIC TRACKS - PSYCHOSOCIAL WORK, DANTE SALON & PSYCHOANALYSIS-PHILOSOPHY-RELIGION
The majority of papers submitted cover a variety of topics, thinkers, and modalities (see "Papers" above), however, we also are offering two specific tracks that are devoted to 1) Psychosocial Work (see our Psychosocial Work page for more information) and 2) Dante and Phenomenology. In the submission process, the submitting author(s) will have the opportunity to select one of these two options if they hope to be considered for these particular tracks.
In this track, we are looking for papers, symposia, and posters that contribute to the exploration of the links between the psychic and the social. This type of research is inherently interdisciplinary and brings together larger societal concerns with considerations regarding human subjectivity, thought, identity, and psychological life.
We currently have three invited addresses from
eminent Dante scholars Peter S. Hawkins,
William Franke, and John Took. Our call is for
individual papers, symposia, and posters that
connect Dante and his inspirations to the 20th &
21st century philosophical perspectives of the
Psychology and the Other conference. In addition
to direct connections between the Florentine and
the conference’s many perspectives, we are also
interested in links between the Scholastics, such
as Saints Augustine and Thomas, as well as other
important currents informing Dante’s work, such as Averroes, Saint Francis, or the Troubadour tradition. Papers, symposia, and posters addressing any of these themes will be considered as a part of this "Dante Salon"
In collaboration with the International Network in Philosophy of Religion (INPR) and the Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion (JCPR), we are seeking individual papers and symposia that provide interdisciplinary analyses between psychoanalysis, philosophy, and religion. Despite being contemporaries, the philosophy of religion and the psychoanalysis of religion have historically moved in parallel, rarely crossing the other’s path. On occasion, scholars have ventured into all three disciplines in a fluid and insightful manner (e.g. Ricœur, Kearney, Žižek, Badiou, Nancy, Critchley). Yet, much remains to be explored in this potential ménage à trois. Topics of interest include but are not limited to interdisciplinary studies on: embodiment, ethics, politics, economics, death, love, trauma, sin, the unconscious, intersubjectivity, temporality and spatiality, healing and transformation, neurosis, psychosis, mysticism, textual criticism, ritual, interpretation, and more.
Please review the following information as you create your proposal...
Submission should include the following
* Author(s) name(s)
* Working Title
* 500 word maximum proposal abstract
* 50-75 word summary (for conference program)
* Institutional Affiliation / Current position
* Preference for symposium, paper, or poster (and track, if desired)
* Contact information (including preferred phone number and e-mail)
It is suggested that you cut and paste your abstract from a word document.
When you complete your submission, you should receive a confirmation e-mail within several minutes. If you do not receive this e-mail (or have any other difficulties), please e-mail for assistance.
IMPORTANT: Registration to the conference is required for all first author presenters.
*After the conference concludes, selected papers will be published in journal special issues or as a book chapter in an edited book volume. In previous years, four special issues of journals and six book volumes have emerged from the conference conversations (including Oxford University Press, Routledge, Duquesne, and others). More information regarding publication opportunities will be available closer to the event date. For publications from past conferences please click here.
Possible topic areas and thinkers are listed below
-existential psychoanalysis / neuropsychoanalysis
– existential phenomenology/phenomenological ethics
– narrative theory
– relational psychoanalysis
– ethics and morality
– subjectivity / intersubjectivity
– multicultural and cross-cultural dynamics
– sociopolitical trends
– dialogical self / dialogical methods
– hermeneutical theory
– Radical Orthodoxy
– mimetic theory
– Emmanuel Levinas
– Jacques Lacan
– Ludwig Wittgenstein
– Stanley Cavell
– Rene Girard
– Jean-Paul Sartre
– Martin Heidegger
– Hans-George Gadamer
– Paul Ricoeur
– Jean Luc-Marion
– Maurice Merleau-Ponty
– Julia Kristeva
– Luce Irigaray
– Simone De Beauvoir
– Martin Buber
– Abraham Joshua Heschel
– Erich Fromm
– John Zizioulas
– Jessica Benjamin
– Mikhail Bakhtin
– Edmund Husserl
– Alfred Schutz
– C. G. Jung
– James Hillman