The Society, formerly known as the Society for Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, and Social Ecology, invites paper proposals for its annual meeting, to be held in Rochester, NY, November 5, 2012 at The Hyatt Regency, in conjunction with the Sixteenth Annual meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, and following the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.
Please send paper or panel proposals in Word format to co-director Keith Peterson. Proposals should be 500-600 words and panel proposals should include an abstract for panel as a whole (350-500 words) plus proposals for each paper. They should also indicate any special audio-visual or equipment needs. The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 1st, 2012. Notice of selection will arrive in June.
The meeting provides a forum for writers in the domains of Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, and Social or Political Ecology to foreground environmental issues at the intersection of environmental philosophy and the social sciences. These discourses emphasize that environmental problems resulting from human-nature relations are closely interconnected with problems in human-to-human relations. SPEEJE seeks to encourage the connection of philosophical analysis with empirical discussion of human lived experience. It aims proactively to expand the perspectives and concerns of environmental philosophers to be inclusive of perspectives traditionally marginalized in philosophy in general and environmental philosophy in particular, especially issues of concern to women, people of color, indigenous peoples, and people living in developing nations.
Trish Glazebrook, University of North Texas
Keith Peterson, Colby College
Keith R. Peterson
Department of Philosophy
4550 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8840