Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

CFP: Josiah Royce Society at Eastern APA

Call for papers/abstracts for a Josiah Royce Society Session at the Eastern APA, to take place January 4th-7th, 2017, in Baltimore, MD, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.

This session will include two or three paper presentations and brief commentary on each presentation. Topics are open to anything related to the thought of Josiah Royce. Papers should be able to be read in 20-25 minutes (around 2500-3000 words). If submitting an abstract, it should be no shorter than 250 words.

Please prepare your paper or abstract for anonymous review, and attach a separate document with the paper title, author name, and contact information.

Prospective presenters are asked to email their proposals to Daniel Brunson at danieljamesbrunson@gmail.com by May 20th, 2016.


Notification regarding submission status will be made by June 1st, 2016.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Business Meeting Update---Please join us at a new time!

Those attending SAAP this year, please join us for the annual JRS business meeting at a new time. The time of the meeting has been changed and we are now scheduled to meet from 12:40 to 1:40 PM on Saturday, March 5 in the Brighton Room of the Benson Hotel in Portland, OR. All are welcome.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Deadline Extended! Journal of Speculative Philosophy Royce Centennial Issue

Deadline Extended! 
Call for Papers Journal of Speculative Philosophy Special issue on the work of Josiah Royce

The works of Josiah Royce have never enjoyed the same level of attention as those of his peers. Yet, a century after his death, Royce’s unique theories about community, inquiry, and loyalty are enjoying unprecedented attention in the American philosophical community. It seems that these theories have much to offer in an increasingly interconnected global community that’s daily redefining how people relate to one another. However, Royce’s works never envisioned the structures of power and identity at the foundation of contemporary scholarship.

Now, in honor of the centennial anniversary of Royce’s death, the Journal of Speculative Philosophy invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to the theme “Re-Imagining Royce for the Next Century.” Submissions may address how some aspect of Royce’s philosophies relates to, or must be read differently in light of, contemporary theories about race, gender, power, privilege, and oppression. Other topics of interest include how Royce’s work could operate in a global context where issues like climate change, economic development, health epidemics, and the internet provide new opportunities for and barriers to building and expanding communities.

This call for submissions is open to scholars at any stage of their academic career, from graduate students to established scholars. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length.

Submissions should be emailed to kbarnette@westminstercollege.edu by February 22, 2016. Please prepare your submission for anonymous review.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016 JRS Election!

JRS needs to elect a President, a Vice President/President Elect and two At-Large Representatives in 2016. If you know of a member of JRS who might like to serve in one of these positions, please share his or her name with the chair of the nominating committee by e-mailing michael.brodrick@gmail.com no later than Sunday, January 31, 2016. Self-nominations are welcome. For the duties associated with each position, please refer to the JRS Constitution and Bylaws.

Friday, January 8, 2016

REMINDER: JRS at APA Eastern, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.
Saturday, 01/09 *11:15 AM-01:15 PM*
The Josiah Royce Society
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Chair: Daniel J. Brunson (Morgan State University)

Speakers: 

Robin Friedman (Independent Scholar)
“Royce, History, and the Nature of Philosophy”


Tanya Jeffcoat (University of Central Arkansas)
“Roycean Loyalty, Diversity, and Conflict Resolution: Building Communities in a Multi-ethnic, Multi-racial Society”


Dwayne Tunstall (Grand Valley State University)
“An Unlikely Champion of Royce’s Wise Provincialism”

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Reminder - Journal of Speculative Philosophy Royce Centennial Issue

Call for Papers
Journal of Speculative Philosophy
Special issue on the work of Josiah Royce
The works of Josiah Royce have never enjoyed the same level of attention as those of his peers. Yet, a century after his death, Royce’s unique theories about community, inquiry, and loyalty are enjoying unprecedented attention in the American philosophical community. It seems that these theories have much to offer in an increasingly interconnected global community that’s daily redefining how people relate to one another. However, Royce’s works never envisioned the structures of power and identity at the foundation of contemporary scholarship.
Now, in honor of the centennial anniversary of Royce’s death, the Journal of Speculative Philosophy invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to the theme “Re-Imagining Royce for the Next Century.” Submissions may address how some aspect of Royce’s philosophies relates to, or must be read differently in light of, contemporary theories about race, gender, power, privilege, and oppression. Other topics of interest include how Royce’s work could operate in a global context where issues like climate change, economic development, health epidemics, and the internet provide new opportunities for and barriers to building and expanding communities.
This call for submissions is open to scholars at any stage of their academic career, from graduate students to established scholars. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length.
Submissions should be emailed to kbarnette@westminstercollege.edu by January 15, 2016. Please prepare your submission for anonymous review.

Reminder - The Pluralist Royce Centennial Issue

Colleagues, if you have a manuscript on Josiah Royce, The Pluralist wants you. Let us consider your manuscript for publication in a special issue of the journal. The issue commemorates the 100th anniversary of the philosopher's death in 1916 and will be published next year. Your submission of no less than 3,000 words and not more than 8,000 words on any topic related to Royce must make use of the work of recent (writing within the past 50 years or so) Royce scholars. We welcome submissions from faculty, graduate students and independent scholars, so bring your manuscript out of that bottom drawer. Submissions should be prepared for blind review and e-mailed to michael.brodrick@gmail.com by January 1, 2016.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Transactions Royce Centennial Issue - Extended Deadline

Call For Papers - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
Royce Centennial Issue

In honor of the centennial of Josiah Royce’s death, the Josiah Royce Society and The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society would like to announce a call for submissions for a special issue devoted to Royce to be published in 2016. 

We welcome any high-quality scholarship on Royce’s thought, but are especially interested in historical and philosophical work on both under-studied influences on Royce and his own hidden influence on the twentieth century. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

● Reexaminations of Royce’s studies in Germany and at Johns Hopkins, as well as his years teaching at Berkeley
● Royce’s interest in Asian philosophies 
● Reconsideration of Royce’s engagement with other classical pragmatists
● Reassessments of papers in The Philosophical Review (25.3 1916) issue devoted to Royce
● Royce’s role in bringing attention to the work of Friedrich Nietzsche
● Royce’s engagement with Continental phenomenology, and comparisons of his work with the British Idealists
● Royce’s influence on his students, such as W.E.B. DuBois, C.I. Lewis., and George Santayana
● Royce’s concept of the “Beloved Community” and its adaption by Martin Luther King, Jr.
● Royce’s work as an historian, novelist, and psychologist

Please submit manuscripts of no more than 7500 words to
danieljamesbrunson@gmail.com by December 1st, 2015. All manuscripts should be in a Word-compatible format and anonymized, with a separate cover letter containing the paper’s title, author’s name and contact information, and an abstract of between 100 and 150 words.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Royceans, Place Your Work in The Pluralist!

Do you have a work in progress dealing with Josiah Royce and his recent interpreters/critics? If so, The Pluralist would love to consider your finished product for publication in a special issue honoring the 100th anniversary of the philosopher's death in 1916.

Submissions may address any topic related to Royce but must make substantial use of the work of recent Royce scholars and explore or extend their ideas. As a rule, recent scholars are those who wrote within the past 50 years.

This call for submissions is open to scholars at any stage of their academic careers, from graduate students to senior faculty members; it is also open to independent scholars. 

Submissions should be no less than 3,000 words in length and not longer than 8,000 words. Please prepare your submission for blind review.

Submissions should be e-mailed to michael.brodrick@gmail.com by January 1, 2016. 

***If you plan to submit a paper, please let us know ASAP by dropping an e-mail to the above address. Knowing how many submissions to expect helps us plan a superior issue.