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The Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists

May 23-25, 2014

St. Louis University

St Louis, Missouri


The Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists (ICNAP) calls for abstracts/paper summaries to be submitted for inclusion in our 2014 meeting at St. Louis University, May 23-25.

ICNAP (http://www.icnap.org/) is committed to fostering interdisciplinary connections with original works in phenomenology across the full spectrum of disciplines. Planned in 2008 by colleagues from Architecture, Communicology, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, ICNAP has been enhanced in annual conferences since 2009 through an infusion of colleagues in Nursing, Social Work, Education, Health and other fields that continue to expand its interdisciplinary scope.

CONFERENCE THEME: Phenomenology and the Social World

We welcome works that feature phenomenology in all scholarly disciplines. In addition to presentations employing phenomenology in single fields, we are interested in works highlighting phenomenological interdisciplinarity.  The conference theme, “Phenomenology and the Social World,” is construed broadly. It includes, but is not limited to, theoretical and applied expositions of the social world understood phenomenologically.  The social world may be approached as a relational phenomenon, created, sustained and changed by virtue of 1) interpersonal relationships, 2) intersubjectivity, 3) institutional practices, and/or 4) as trajectories of historical and cultural influences.  The social world may also be approached as it is constituted psychologically, communicatively, economically and/or from the standpoint of other disciplines.  Conditions of discursive power as they bear upon the social world and problematize epistemological projects are also welcome. 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Lee SmithBattle - "Recovering the Social Worlds of Teen Mothers"

  • Gail Weiss - "De-Naturalizing the Natural Attitude: A Husserlian Legacy to Social Phenomenology"

Husserliana Session: The Kaizo Texts

* For abstracts and biographies of the keynote speakers and a more detailed description of the Husserliana session, please go to the "Meetings" tab above.


Submitting a Proposal

We accept both individual papers and panel proposals; however, only a limited number of panel proposals will be accepted.  We expect participants to have 30 minutes for each presentation and 20 minutes for discussion.  The organizers reserve the right to separate panel submissions into individual presentations placed appropriately within the program.

For individual papers, please submit a 250-500 word abstract, with the presenter’s name, discipline, paper title and contact information on the first page.  The second page should contain only the title, discipline and abstract for anonymous review.

For panels, please include the title of the program, the names of the chair and all presenters, and a 200-300 word rationale for the panel along with a 250-500 word abstract for each presentation.

No more than two submissions per person. Please make sure your submission is in Word.doc or. Docx format (no PDFs) to facilitate anonymous review. Volunteers for panel moderators are also welcome.

Submissions due by March 1, 2014. This is the final deadline.  No extensions will be granted.  Acceptances notified by March 15, 2014.

Send all submissions to Jacqueline M. Martinez (jmartinez@asu.edu) as email attachment.  Please put ICNAP VI Submission in the subject line of the email.


Conference Registration:

Please use the following link to download the PDF of the Registration and Remittance Form to register for the conference and pay membership dues for 2014:



Hotel Ignacio - Rate $155 per night, within walking distance of the conference; 20 rooms reserved until December 20.



Water Tower Inn - Rate $75 per night; 20 rooms reserved. A free university shuttle will be able to take guests across campus and there is a city bus that travels across campus.



Drury Inn Union Station – Rate $99 per room; 40 rooms reserved. A metrolink train stops and goes to campus in about 5 minutes.




The airport is 20-30 minutes from campus. A metrolink train travels the distance for $4; a cab might cost $50.



We will have free parking on campus.


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