Sunday, February 27, 2011

Continental Drift: Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference

Continental Drift: Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference
Hosted by the UNCW Philosophy and Religion Society (UNCW PARS)
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington
April 9, 2011

Keynote address on Foucault, Hadot, and Spiritual Exercises by Dr. Thomas R. Flynn, PhD, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor (Emory University)

Submission guidelines:

Undergraduates are encouraged to submit philosophy or religion studies abstracts of 300 words or fewer describing any topic for presentation, to be emailed to This is an open-topic conference and all abstracts showing sufficient merit will be considered. Presentations based on the abstracts should be planned for 15-20 minutes. The submission deadline is Friday, March 4, 2011. Students seeking publication in a possible conference proceedings journal should additionally submit electronic copies of papers of up to 3500 words, not including references, by the April 9th conference date. Students not seeking publication need not include accompanying papers.

Abstracts should be prepared for blind refereeing, but should include the following information:

* Full name
* Name of university
* Email address
* Title of presentation
* A 300-word description of the presentation’s argument.
* Any technology requests for presentations. Attendees will provide their own laptop computers if required.

Email a copy of your abstract as an attachment in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format to Title your document: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME. Contact UNCW PARS President Jeremy Smyczek at for additional information.

Sessions will take place at the Fisher Student Center and Fisher University Union at UNCW. For those travelling by air, the Wilmington is airport (ILM). Wilmington is a coastal city on the southern coastline of NC.

There will be a $50 prize for best overall presentation, as judged by panel moderators.

Web site

Information about UNCW PARS and periodic updates about the conference can be found at our Facebook group: search UNCW PAR Society.

Notification of acceptance will be sent shortly after the March deadline.

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