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Call for Abstracts

Josiah Royce Society Conference
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

September 23–24, 2011

Deadline for Abstract Submissions
August 1, 2011
Keynote Speaker
Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley (California State University – Bakersfield)

Conference Theme
Josiah Royce’s philosophy has been unduly neglected by American philosophers since his death in 1916. However, three recent developments in Royce studies might introduce his thought to a much larger audience than ever before. First, there is a critical edition of the works and papers of Josiah Royce underway at the Institute for American Thought at IUPUI. Second, a comprehensive index of the papers of Josiah Royce was recently completed through the hard work and effort of Frank Oppenheim, with assistance from Dawn Aberg and John Kaag. The Josiah Royce Comprehensive Index will give Royce scholars an opportunity to glean new insights into Royce’s writings. Third, there has been an increasing body of literature on Royce’s philosophy published within the last ten years. Recent scholarship on Royce include discussions of Royce’s contributions to feminist epistemology, international relations, medical ethics, logic, pedagogical theory, philosophy of science, race theory, and social philosophy.

With all the exciting recent developments in Royce studies, this is a good opportunity to reexamine Royce’s philosophy and its place in contemporary thought. This conference is a chance for scholars interested in Royce’s thought to contribute to the studies on this great thinker.

Submission Guidelines
Abstract submission is open to any scholar interested in the thought of Josiah Royce from graduate students enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education to senior tenured professors. For an abstract to be considered for acceptance, it must be no more than 500 words in length, and it must be sent as an email attachment no later than August 1, 2011.

In addition, all submission files must be saved and sent in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format to be considered for acceptance. Please prepare the submission file for blind review and name it “ANON SUBMISSION_ (Insert Paper Title).”

Each abstract submission should be accompanied by a cover letter, to be submitted as a separate file. The cover letter should include the following information:
(1) Author’s name
(2) Academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
(3) Institutional affiliation (if any)
(4) Mailing address
(5) Email address
(6) Telephone number
(7) Paper title
(8) Eligibility for Costello Prize

Please email your abstract and cover letter to Dwayne Tunstall at tunstald@gvsu.edu. Please write “Royce Society Abstract Submission” in the subject line.

Notification of Acceptance
Notifications of acceptance will be made via e-mail no later than August 15, 2011.

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted and who qualify for the Harry Todd Costello Prize have until September 1, 2011 to submit their completed papers to be considered for the Costello Prize. Completed papers should not exceed 3500 words in length and should be emailed to Dwayne Tunstall at tunstald@gvsu.edu. Please write “Costello Prize Submission” in the subject line.

For all authors whose abstracts have been accepted, please keep in mind that papers to be presented should not exceed 3500 words in length.

The Harry Todd Costello Prize
The Harry Todd Costello Prize of $300 will be awarded to the best graduate student or recent Ph.D. paper on Royce as selected by the Program Committee. Those who are currently graduate students or whose Ph.D. was awarded after April 15, 2006 are eligible for the Costello Prize. Papers will be judged on scholarship, clarity of presentation, excellence of argument, and the contribution made to the development of Royce’s ideas and Roycean thought.