Midwest SWIP Call for Papers Fall 2012

Miami University, Oxford Ohio November 9-11

Submission Deadline:  July 15  Extended Deadline:  August 1

The Midwest Division of the Society for Women in Philosophy invites papers in all areas of feminist philosophy, theory, and praxis. Papers ranging from political, ethical and social theory, to epistemology, mind and metaphysics are welcome. Work that interrogates the intersections between race, gender, ability and class is particularly encouraged.

In celebration of Adrienne Rich’s life and work, Midwest SWIP extends a special request for work that considers the aesthetic as a site of feminist resistance. On this topic we invite traditional papers as well as performances that engage feminist theory and praxis. Interdisciplinary work is welcomed, particularly that which challenges the disciplinary practice of philosophy and the theory/practice distinction.

Please submit papers, proposals for panels, and panels to



Attending Midwest SWIP:

Midwest SWIP endeavors to make attendance affordable for all participants by requiring no attendance fees and providing snacks throughout the conference. Please contact Gaile Pohlhaus at pohlhag@muohio.edu to request local housing and we will solicit community member hosts. Travel grants ($70) are available on a first come, first served basis though priority will be given to students, the unemployed and the underemployed. You need not be a member of SWIP to participate in the conference, to request local housing, or to request a travel grant.

\”North American Time\”

I am thinking this in a country

Where words are stolen out of mouths

As bread is stolen out of mouths

Where poets don’t go to jail

For being poets, but for being

Dark-skinned, female, poor

— Adrienne Rich, North American Time

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