Monday, April 20, 2015

Call for Papers: 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. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Call for Submissions!

The Pluralist Honors the 100th Anniversary of the Death of American Philosopher Josiah Royce

The Josiah Royce Society, in cooperation with The Pluralist, invites submissions for a special 2016 issue of the journal honoring the life and thought of Josiah Royce (1855-1916).

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 career, from graduate students to senior faculty members, and 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 Prof. Michael Brodrick (michael.brodrick@gmail.com) by January 1, 2016.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CFP - Royce Society at 2016 APA Eastern

Call for papers/abstracts for a Josiah Royce Society Session at the Eastern APA, to take place January 6th-9th, 2016, in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

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

Deadline: May 11th, 2015

Notification regarding submission status will be made by June 1st, 2015.

Monday, March 16, 2015

CFP - Royce Centennial Issue of Transactions

Call For Papers

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 September 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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Launch of the Royce Edition website


Via David Pfeifer, Director of the Josiah Royce Critical Edition:


I am pleased to announce that the Royce Edition has an active website:

royce-edition.iupui.edu

This website has a critically edited version of The Sources of Religious Insight, the Frank Oppenheim index of Royce’s papers, an extensive bibliography, and much more.

Corrections, suggestions, and comments can be sent to

roycece@iupui.edu


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Announcement: Call for Nominations for Communications Director


The Josiah Royce Society welcomes nominations, including self-nominations, for the position of Communications Director. One nominee will be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Executive Board to be the Communications Director. The person who is appointed to be the Communications Director will serve a two-year term, but may serve an unlimited number of terms. Here is a list of responsibilities and tasks to be performed by the Communications Director:

  • Report to the Secretary 
  • Responsible for encouraging the publication of research related to the work and legacy of Royce, especially by cultivating relationships with extant journals and presses that would be receptive to publishing work by and about Royce 
  • Manage the Society’s website, Facebook group, e-mail listserv, and other communications outlets. 
  • May be asked to assist Secretary in the development and/or distribution of an annual newsletter based on the Society’s activities. 

Please submit nominations to Dwayne Tunstall, President of the Josiah Royce Society, at tunstald@gvsu.edu, no later than February 28, 2015.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

JRS at the APA-Central (02/18-02/21)

Josiah Royce Society Session at the Central APA
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri
February 18-21, 2015

Panel GV-9. Friday, 02/20, 07:00-10:00 PM

Chair: Tanya Jeffcoat (University of Central Arkansas)

Speaker: Gregory Singleton (Northeastern Illinois University)
"The Problem of Christianity as a Blueprint for a De-Institutionalized Church''

Speaker: Aaron Pratt (Emory University)
"Josiah Royce's Religious Insight: Or, Why We Still Need the Absolute"

Speaker: Dwight Welch (University of Oklahoma)
“Josiah Royce’s Translation Project and Its Impact on Religious Language”

Commentator: Tanya Jeffcoat (University of Central Arkansas)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Reminder: CFP for Royce Society Session at the Central APA

Just a gentle reminder:
Call for papers/abstracts for the Josiah Royce Society Session at the Central APA, to take place at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, February 18-21, 2015.
This session will include two or three paper presentations and brief commentary on each presentation.
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 blind review. Attach a separate document with the paper title, author name, affiliation, and contact information (email and phone number).
Prospective presenters are asked to email Tanya Jeffcoat at tjeffcoat@uca.edu
Deadline: September 10, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

CFP: Royce Society at 2015 APA-Central

Call for papers/abstracts for the Josiah Royce Society Session at the Central APA, to take place at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, February 18-21, 2015. This session will include two or three paper presentations and brief commentary on each presentation.

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 blind review. Attach a separate document with the paper title, author name, affiliation, and contact information (email and phone number).

Prospective presenters are asked to email Tanya Jeffcoat at tjeffcoat@uca.edu

Deadline: September 10, 2014