Boring CFP Post

Two CFPs:

We are pleased to announce the first call for papers for this year’s  ASCP conference hosted by Monash University.
November 29, 30, and December 1  Venue: Monash University, Caulfield Campus
Key Note Speakers will include:

Tina Chanter – De Paul University, Chicago
Miguel de Beistegui – Warwick University, UK
Rosalyn Diprose – University of New South Wales, Australia
Steven Crowell – Rice University, Houston

The Conference will also include special sessions on the work of:
Genevieve Lloyd – Macquarie University, Australia
Jeff Malpas – University of Tasmania, Australia
Paul Redding – University of Sydney, Australia

Papers are invited in the general area of Continental Aesthetics and   the Philosophy of Art. In addition offers of papers within the broad  area of Continental Philosophy are also encouraged.Abstract Template can be downloaded and submitted via email to: submission will close at 5pm on Friday 3 July 2009.

For more information please visit the conference website at:

Another CFP below:

Call for Abstracts 

30 Rock and Philosophy

To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor, William Irwin, at

Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium.

Possible themes and topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

How good is too good? Kenneth, Morality, and Self-Deception; Liz Lemon, Jenna, and the ideals of Feminism; Alienated labor at 30 Rockefeller Plaza; Workaholic Liz and the Meaning of Life; Sexual Harassment: Mr. Weinerslave, Inappropriate Hats, and Innuendo; Corporate Ethics: Jack Donaghy and being ruthless; Seeing the world through glass brightly: Kenneth’s world-view, faith, and suffering; Vanity as a moral failure: Jenna’s Moral Character; The Perils of Self-Deception: Jenna, Tracy, Liz…oh hell, it’s everybody; Tracy Jordan and the ethics of belief: are we morally obligated to have true beliefs?; Mindless Entertainment: do we have a duty to avoid watching “The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan”?; Race and identity on 30 Rock: Tracy, Dotcom, and Grizz; What’s it like to be Kenneth? Phenomenology and Knowing Other Minds; Collective Agency: Are the ‘writers’ more than the sum of their parts?; Family Obligations: Jack Donaghy and his mother; Tracy Jordan and his wife; Being shaped by the past: what can Tracy’s (or Jack’s) past tell us about freewill and determinism?; The role of death in life: Does Jenna learn anything about herself by faking her own death?; Knowing oneself: is the examined life possible in the entertainment world?; Liz and Jenna: On the difficulty of enduring friendship; Reality Imitating Art in Celebrity Culture: Tracy Morgan and Tracy Jordan; The Politics of Satire and the Satire of Politics: Meet Jack Donaghy, Republican Extraordinaire; Corporate Conservatives and Artistic Liberals: Political Stereotypes on 30 Rock

 Submission Guidelines:

1. Submission deadline for abstracts (100-500 words) and CV(s): July 20, 2009

2. Submission deadline for first drafts of accepted papers: September 1, 2009.

3.  Submission deadline for finals drafts accepted papers: October 19, 2009

Kindly submit by e-mail (with or without Word attachment) to:

J. Jeremy Wisnewski (

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