Caribbean Philosophical Association 2015 Meeting: “Shifting the Geography of Reason XII—Technologies of Liberation”


I love the theme for next year’s Caribbean Philosophical Association 2015 Annual Meeting, “Shifting the Geography of Reason XII:  Technologies of Liberation;” quite a propos, since next year will also be Frantz Fanon’s 90th birthday. The meeting will take place June 18-21, 2015, in Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The Call for Papers will be announced on August 15, 2014, with a submission deadline of December 15, 2014.  [You may check the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s site here on our blogroll (right, lower column) or go to the links below.]

Before the June 2015 meeting, the Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) will host their first CPA summer school at the University of Connecticut. This project aims to give graduate students an opportunity to work closely with their Frantz Fanon Book Prize winners through intensive seminars focused on recipients’ current writing projects.  These discussions will be complemented by visits to local historic sites of major Caribbean significance. Time will also be dedicated to discussions about undertaking a life of CPA research, writing, and teaching.

The association has created two new CPA essay prizes, the Claudia Jones Essay Prize for the best paper by a graduate student presented at the previous year’s annual conference and the Anna Julia Cooper Essay Prize for the best paper presented by an assistant professor or independent scholar (within five years of receiving the Ph.D.) at the previous year’s annual conference. Nominations for these can be made by anyone who was registered for and attended the previous year’s meeting and should articulate the merit of the particular essay, including evidence of the animated discussion it generated. Recipients of these prizes will be announced on January 1st of each year, along with those being awarded the Frantz Fanon Book Prize, the Frantz Fanon Life Time Achievement Award, and the Nicolás Guillén Prize for Philosophical Literature.

[Many thanks to Mary Ann Gosser Esquilín for bringing this item to our attention.]

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