Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) Conference

Country: Canada

City: Vancouver

Abstr. due: 07.01.2019

Dates: 03.06.19 — 06.06.19

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy;

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Organizers: Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC)


Founded in 2003, the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) is a Canada-based international academic society that aims to promote rigorous scholarship drawn from the traditions of existentialism and phenomenology, broadly construed. In addition to theoretical work on core philosophical issues and figures, we are especially interested in providing a forum for showcasing practical and applied research, as well as cross- and interdisciplinary developments of existential and phenomenological themes.

Our 2019 meeting will be held in the first week of June at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, in conjunction with the annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Interested authors should submit the following electronically in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format:

  1. A copy of your paper, not more than 4000 words, and prepared for anonymous review (identifiable by paper title only)
  2. A separate abstract, not more than 100 words, also listing the paper’s title, author’s name, complete mailing address, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address

To ensure high standards of scholarship, all submissions are subject to double-blind review. Accepted authors will have thirty minutes to present their paper, followed by a ten-minute commentary and a twenty-minute discussion period.

While we strongly prefer complete papers, we will also consider long abstracts (750-1000 words, plus bibliography). Please prepare this for anonymous review, and submit along with a separate cover sheet listing the title, author’s name, address, etc. Please also include a short CV, and note that if accepted, complete papers will be due by April 1, 2019.

If you are interested in either presenting a commentary (of not more than 1000 words) on a paper, or chairing a session, please submit a brief e-mail note indicating as much, including your name, complete mailing address, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and relevant areas of interest.

EPTC is able to waive registration fees for a few delegates each year. Such awards will be made according to criteria of financial need and quality of paper at the discretion of the conference program coordinator. Non-tenure-stream delegates interested in this award should append a note indicating as much to their submission materials.

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