Southeast Association for the Continental Tradition (SEACT)

February 28, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Saint Leo University

Tampa
United States

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Florida Gulf Coast University
Saint Leo University
New College of Florida
University of South Florida

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This Year’s Theme: “Community”

SEACT was created to provide a new space for scholars of Continental philosophy and the history of philosophy living in the Southeast region to come together and share their work with one another. Because it is an effort to build community in the region, we’ve chosen to highlight the theme of “community” for our first annual meeting. We encourage submissions that have to do with community and related concepts. Not all submissions need to address this theme, but we are hoping that a number of them will and that this will provide a focal point throughout the two-day conference.

Our first annual meeting will be held in Tampa, FL hosted by Saint Leo University.

Instructions for Submissions:

To submit, please send an abstract of 300-500 words along with the following information:

  • The title of the paper/ presentation (for panels: the title of the panel as a whole and the title of each contribution)
  • Names, positions, and institutional affiliations for each author
  • Contact information for each author
  • Type of presentation (see below)

The abstract and the accompanying information should be sent by Dec. 15, 2019 to seactphilosophy@gmail.com. Notifications of decision will be sent by Jan. 3, 2020.

Options for Presentations:

Scholarly presentations at SEACT can take a variety of forms. When you send in your abstract, please specify which type of presentation would be most appropriate.

  • Individual Presentation: This is a presentation of a philosophical paper/ argument. The presenter in this case will have 30 minutes for their presentation and 20-30 minutes for Q&A.
  • Teaching Presentation: This is a presentation on a topic related to teaching philosophy. The presenter in this case will have 30 minutes for their presentation and 20-30 minutes for Q&A.
  • Topical Panel: This is an organized panel of 2-4 participants each presenting on a particular topic related to philosophy. The abstract in this case should speak to the topic of the panel as a whole and to how each participant will contribute to the discussion of the topic. Panels will be an hour in length and should allow for at least 15 minutes of Q&A.
  • Teaching Panel: This is an organized panel of 2-4 participants each presenting on a particular topic related to teaching philosophy The abstract in this case should speak to the topic of the panel as a whole and to how each participant will contribute to the discussion of the topic. Panels will be an hour in length and should allow for at least 15 minutes of Q&A.

Special Instructions for Undergraduate Students:

Undergraduate students may apply to attend and/or present at the conference. To do so, they should send a letter of recommendation by a faculty advisor that speaks to how they are prepared to benefit from participating in the conference. Generally speaking, undergraduate participants will be advanced in their BA program (usually seniors who have taken several philosophy courses), but exceptions will be made for exceptional students. Undergraduate students can have their faculty advisor send their letter of recommendation directly to seactphilosophy@gmail.com or, if they are submitting an abstract, can include their advisor’s letter in their own email submission.

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