3rd Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference
Why Nietzsche? Which Nietzsche?
The University of Texas at Austin
*March 28, 2009*
In the more than 130 years since the publication of his first
philosophical work, Friedrich Nietzsche has become one of the most
talked about, debated, celebrated, appropriated, despised and
(mis)interpreted philosophers in the history of philosophy. As we stand
at the beginning of a new century, we wish to inquire into the
continuing significance of Nietzsche's thought for contemporary
philosophical reflection. Following Foucault, we recognize that there
are a multiplicity of "Nietscheanisms" and we welcome papers that speak
to the question, "What serious use can Nietzsche be put to?" We also
invite papers that explore Nietzsche's contemporary relevance by asking,
"Why turn to Nietzsche now?" and "/Which/ Nietzsche should we turn to?"
We encourage papers that 'put Nietzsche to work' for diverse and
unexpected purposes, but also papers that are critical of Nietzsche's
usefulness in meeting the challenges of life and philosophy in the 21st
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
Nietzsche as precursor to phenomenology, Nietzsche and aesthetics,
appropriations of Nietzsche by feminism and critical race theory,
Nietzsche and the political, Nietzsche and laughter, Nietzsche and the
history of philosophy, Nietzsche and the future of philosophy, Nietzsche
and post-structuralism/post-modernism, Nietzsche and the textuality of
This conference has been organized by the Duquesne Graduate Students in
Philosophy (GSIP), with support from Duquesne University Philosophy, and
the Dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts./
*Submission Deadline: February 1st 2009*
* Submit papers by email to duquesneGSIP@gmail.com
* All papers must be submitted in blind review format: papers should
not include the author's name or any other identifying
information. All personal and contact information (with paper
title) should be included in the body of the email.
* Papers should not exceed 3,000 words and should include an
abstract of no more than 300 words.
* Papers must be in either Word or PDF electronic formats.
* For further information, questions, or problems with submissions
contact Patrick Craig, at firstname.lastname@example.org