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Call for Papers

Theme: Vulnerability
Type: 14th Annual Conference
Institution: North American Levinas Society (NALS)
  Department of Philosophy and Religion, Drake University
Location: Des Moines, IA (USA)
Date: 23.–26.7.2019
Deadline: 28.2.2019

The North American Levinas Society (NALS) welcomes submissions on all
topics relevant to the work of Emmanuel Levinas, but we especially
encourage topics that address the conference theme, “Vulnerability,”
including but not limited to:

- Vulnerability and responsibility
- Vulnerability in Levinas’s conception of the subject
- Vulnerability, agency, and freedom
- Levinas and bodily vulnerability, as related, for example, to
 issues of aging, illness, and disability
- Collective vulnerability, as related, for example, to climate
 change and species extinction
- Vulnerability and violence
- Vulnerability and coloniality
- The gendered aspects of vulnerability
- Vulnerability and immigration, vulnerability at borders, etc.

All proposals are due February 28, 2019.

Please prepare materials for blind review and send them via email
attachment by February 28, 2019, to the conference host, Leah
Kalmanson (, with the subject “NALS 2019
Proposal." All submissions will be acknowledged, and notifications of
acceptance will be sent out by March 15, 2019, along with information
on conference registration. 

Individual Paper Proposals should be 200–300 words for a 15–20 minute

Panel Proposals should be 400 words for 75–90 minute panel sessions.
Please include on separate cover the session title and name of
organizer or panel chair, along with participants’ names,
institutional affiliations, disciplines or departments.
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Please direct all inquiries concerning the conference to the
conference host, Leah Kalmanson ( General
questions regarding the Society should be directed to Erik Garret,
NALS President ( or Dara Hill, NALS Executive
Secretary (


Leah Kalmanson
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Drake University
Medbury Hall 101
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311