Call for Submissions: 2013 Caribbean Philosophical Association Conference, Shifting the Geography of Reason X

The Caribbean Philosophical Association invites submissions for its ten-year anniversary meeting—“Shifting the Geography of Reason X Shifting the Geography of Reason X: Exploring Decoloniality at the Dawn of Our Second Decade”—to be held November 21–24, 2013, at the Center for Advanced Studies on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean [Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe], in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2013.

Call for Papers: For its ten-year anniversary meeting, the Caribbean Philosophical Association invites critical inquiries into existing forms of coloniality and the exploration of multiple forms of decoloniality in the areas of knowledge, power, being, and value in the Caribbean and elsewhere. We also welcome individual presentations and panels in each of the areas of emphasis over the past ten years. [. . .] As in the past, we continue to welcome papers from multiple disciplines and on related themes, including presentations that focus on other parts of the globe or that seek to contribute to South-South dialogues. [. . .] We also encourage the submission of papers to the CLR James Journal, the official journal of the CPA.

Send submissions for panels, roundtables, discussions, and abstracts of individual presentations by July 1st, 2013 by email to Abstracts should include: 1) name, position, institutional and department affiliation (if any), and highest university degree obtained, 2) title of proposed paper, panel, roundtable, or discussion, 3) up to one page description of the problem(s) addressed and identification of the sources used per participant. Panel presentations must include a description of the panel as well as title and abstracts of individual presentations and the basic biographical information (as listed above) of each presenter. The maximum of presenters per panel is four, in addition to a moderator. The fourth panelist could be a presenter or a commentator.

We will consider submissions of two to three interconnected panels on key issues that relate to the main theme of the conference. These panels will take place at different days and times throughout the conference to be determined by the organizing committee. We also encourage panels that seek to establish dialogues among scholars, and artists, professionals, activists, and community leaders who are in dialogue with intellectual and scholarly work. We will review proposals in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish and will create panels for presentations in those four languages.

All presenters will be asked to pay conference fees and membership to the association as well. For more information on membership rates and conference fees go to:

The CPA offers four prizes every year: the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award, the Frantz Fanon prize for outstanding book on Caribbean philosophy, the Nicolás Guillén Lifetime Achievement Award, and the the Nicolás Guillén prize for outstanding literary book.

For full description and detailed call for papers, see

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