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Call for Papers Feminist Philosophy Quarterly Special Issue

Call for Papers Feminist Philosophy Quarterly Special Issue:

‘Epistemic Injustice and Recognition Theory

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017

Guest Editors: Paul Giladi (University College Dublin), Nicola McMillan (Lancaster University), and Alison Stone (Lancaster University).

Confirmed contributors: José Medina, Danielle Petherbridge, Matt Congdon, Rebecca Tsosie, and Miranda Fricker (afterword)

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly seeks submissions for a special issue on Epistemic Injustice and Recognition Theory. An important development in contemporary Anglo-American feminist epistemology has been the concept of epistemic injustice, which, as articulated for example by Miranda Fricker, has emerged out of and re-invigorated a rich line of work in feminist epistemology on epistemic exclusion, silencing, subordination, and motivated ignorance, including work by Linda Alcoff, Kristie Dotson, José Medina, and Charles Mills. Another important development in moral and political philosophy, especially in the Continental tradition, has been the philosophy of recognition. Recognition theory has roots in the work of Beauvoir and Fanon, although its most influential recent articulation has been by Axel Honneth, with debates about recognition and inclusion taken forward in feminist contexts by Iris Marion Young and Nancy Fraser amongst others.

While there are many virtues to the literature on epistemic injustice, epistemic exclusion, and silencing, current analysis and critique of these forms of injustice can potentially be improved and enriched by bringing recognition theory into the conversation. Recognition theory on the one hand, and contemporary epistemological work informed by feminism and critical race theory on the other, have developed largely separately from one another. Yet these fields of discussion have considerable bearing on one another. From a recognition theory perspective, the failure properly to recognise and afford somebody or a social group the epistemic respect they merit might be conceived as an act of recognition injustice. Perhaps part of the harm of epistemic injustice, exclusion, and silencing, then, is that of robbing a group or individual of their status as rational enquirer in a conversation, and so creating an asymmetrical cognitive environment.

The aim of this special issue is to open a dialogue between discussions of epistemic injustice and in recognition theory.

We invite contributing authors to consider how far these developments can and should inform and enrich one another. Questions that might be considered include the following, indicatively. Do relations of misrecognition underpin processes of epistemic exclusion and silencing, or do the latter instead underpin the former; or are the two mutually supporting? How well can different types of epistemic injustice—e.g., testimonial and hermeneutical—be understood as types of recognition injustice? What light can analyses of epistemic and recognition injustice shed on one another? What limitations do we discover in either or both types of analysis when we put them into conversation? What new questions and problems open up as a result of bringing these two fields of debate into conversation?

We are looking for papers that explore advantages of and/or difficulties with bringing thought on epistemic injustice and recognition together. We expect contributors to engage with existing feminist work in both strands of thought, including work by feminist philosophers of colour and critical race theorists.

Papers should be 9000 words maximum, exclusive of references, prepared for anonymous review with a separate cover page, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words.

The submission deadline is 31 December 2017.

Please feel free to contact a couple of the guest editors in advance of submission: paul.giladi at gmail dot com; n.mcmillan at

Final submissions should be made electronically to the address fpqsi2018 at gmail dot com.

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NFY:n jäsentapahtuma 31.5. ko 18

NFY:n perinteinen kesäinen jäsentapahtuma järjestetään tulevana keskiviikkona 31.5. klo 18 alkaen Cafe Pirittassa, Tokoinrannassa (Eläintarhantie 12). Kaikki NFY:n jäsenet ovat lämpimästi tervetulleita mukaan tapaamaan uusia ja vanhoja tuttuja! Tähän vapaamuotoiseen verkostoitumistapahtumaan  osallistuminen ei edellytä ennakkoilmoittautumista. Jos osallistut NFY:n tapahtumiin ensimmäistä kertaa, tunnistat seurueemme pöydällä olevasta Simone de Beauvoirin teoksesta Toinen sukupuoli.


NFY takkailta Tuusulassa keskiviikkona 10.5.2017

Tervetuloa NFY:n tarinalliseen takkailtaan aiheella ”Hiljaisuudesta näkyväksi” ke 10.5.2017 klo 18-19.30!

Platonin Akatemia ja NFY järjestävät tunnelmallisessa Rantatien Galleriassa takkaillan Hiljaiset tarinat-taidenäyttelyn yhteydessä. Aiheena on naisen asema satavuotiaassa Suomessa. Samalla keskustellaan muistakin julkisuudessa aliedustetuista ryhmistä. Taideteosten aiheina ovat esimerkiksi pakolaisuus, pakotettu nöyryys ja yksinäisyys.

Väitöskirjatutkija FM Julia Dahlberg osallistuu keskusteluun kertoen taiteilija, intellektuelli ja kansalaisaktivisti Helena Westermarckista, jonka veli oli kuuluisa filosofi Edward Westermarck.

Tule tutustumaan taiteeseen, kuuntelemaan ja jakamaan muistoja takkatulen äärellä. Tapahtuma on osa Platonin Akatemian Suomalaiset tarinat Suomi100-ohjelmaa.

Tilaisuuden alustaa ja ohjaa YTM Tuija Kasa Suomen nais- ja feministifilosofien yhdistyksestä. Hän tuo esiin näkökulmia naisen asemasta filosofiassa, politiikassa ja taiteessa.

Minna Canth kirjoitti 1893, että ”naiskysymys ei ole ainoastaan naiskysymys, se on ihmiskunnan kysymys”. Ajatuksen mukaisesti NFY kutsuu kaikki kertomaan tarinoita omasta arjestaan ja tietojaan aliedustettujen asemasta.

Tapahtuma on kaikille avoin ja ilmainen. Lämpimästi tervetuloa!

Paikka: Rantatien Galleria, Rantatie 117, Tuusula

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CfP: Feminist Readings 3: Feminist Writings May 26-27, 2017

Call for Papers

May 26th and 27th, 2017

University of Helsinki, Finland

Feminist Readings 3: Feminist Writings

Could creative writing and other creative methods allow more diverse ways to do research and approach feminism? What do creativity and innovation mean in relation to research if doing research is always already creative, yet often represented as separate from artistic activity? Is it possible to write and do research differently or against the grain, challenging conventions of the academic, artistic, and activist mainstream? How could different situated knowledges question the white malestream?

This two-day graduate symposium offers a space for voices that meet at the crossroads of research, artistic activity and politics. The focus will be on writing. In this context we understand writing broadly as giving form to ideas and creating connections. Writing is a process, often necessary for the realisation of an idea, a manifestation of the act of thinking.

We welcome performances and papers that challenge traditional academic expression and knowledge production. Neither art nor science needs to be discussed in just one fixed way in this symposium. In order to explore the many-fold interrelations of feminist research, art, and activism, these are some of the themes that could be discussed:

–Artistic activity in feminist politics

–Feminist research as activism

–Writing as activism

–The relationality between research and activism, research and creativity

–Ways of combining these modes to conduct multi-voiced research

–The possibility of finding hope in feminist research

–The subjectivity and positioning of self in writing

–Voice in writing, the body in writing and racializing in or as writing

This symposium is intent on starting discussions about the possibilities of bringing together research, creativity and activism. You are free to choose the form of your presentation. We encourage testing new approaches. There is room for hesitation. Could there be a poem in the middle of a theoretical research paper? Could a song or a needle point pillow, a rap lyric or a gallery tour help in the process of producing knowledge? What turns feminist research into a feminist act?

We welcome presentations on feminist writing on various topics reflecting these questions. The symposium will be in English, but presenters are encouraged to use other languages as part of their presentations as well. Abstracts of 200 words (for 20 minute presentation, performances and art practices), plus a short biographical statement, should be submitted to the symposium organisers by Tuesday February 28th, 2017. Please submit to:

Keynote speakers: Akila Kizzi (University of Paris 8) and Heta Rundgren (University of Helsinki & University of Paris 8)

Symposium fee: There is no registration fee, but the participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Organizers: Vilja Alanko, Hanna Etholén, Astrid Joutseno and Ada Schwanck (University of Helsinki)

Feminist Readings 3: Feminist Writings is a continuation of the inaugural symposium Lectures féministes that was held at the University of Paris 8 and the Finnish Institute in Paris in 2015 and Feminist Readings 2: Theory, practice and politics of reading today that was held in the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom in 2016. Feminist Readings 3 is a part of Feminist Readings Network, supported by Gender and Education Association.

Feminist Writings is organised by the University of Helsinki doctoral programme Gender, Culture and Society (SKY), in association with LEGS – Laboratoire d’études de genre et de sexualité, and University of Leeds, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, and with support from the Academy of Finland project Embodied Religion and Oranssi Youth Cultural Center.

NFY:n kevätkauden päätöstapahtuma 15.6.

NFY:n kevätkauden päätöstapahtuma järjestetään keskiviikkona 15.6. klo 17.30 alkaen Tokoinrannassa Cafe Pirittassa. Kaikki NFY:n jäsenet ovat lämpimästi tervetulleita mukaan tapaamaan uusia ja vanhoja tuttuja! Tähän vapaamuotoiseen verkostoitumistapahtumaan  osallistuminen ei edellytä ennakkoilmoittautumista. Jos osallistut NFY:n tapahtumiin ensimmäistä kertaa, tunnistat seurueemme pöydällä olevasta Simone de Beauvoirin teoksesta Toinen sukupuoli.

Women in the History of Philosophy