The Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy will hold its annual conference from September 24 to 26th, 2020 at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Confirmed plenary speakers include Edward S. Casey (SUNY Stony Brook), Scott Marratto (Michigan Technological University)Philipp Schwab (Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiberg)and Ewa Ziarek (SUNY Buffalo).

We invite submissions on any theme relevant to the broad concerns of Continental philosophy, in the form of either:

COMPLETE PAPERS (between 3000 and 4000 words, exclusive of notes and references), with brief abstracts (150 words). Papers longer than 4000 words are unacceptable both at the time of submission and at the time of delivery


PANELS, consisting of three complete papers (of no more than 2500 words each, exclusive of notes and references), with brief abstracts (150 words each).

Our deadline for submissions is June 1, 2020. The CSCP is now using an online process for paper submissions. Upload your submissions through our online system. If you have difficulty accessing or using the online submission process (e.g., if your screen reader or TTS software doesn’t let you read or navigate the form) please send your submission via email to: . (Note: the form defaults to your computer’s preferred language setting. You can manually switch between French and English via drop down menu in the top right-hand corner of the form.)

Please follow these instructions for preparing your submission:

1. Prepare your paper for anonymous review, with personally identifying information (name, institutional affiliation) appearing only in your submission email-—names of the author/panelists should not appear in any part of the paper or reference, or in the properties of your Word or PDF file.

2. Submit only one paper for consideration.

3. Include in your submission only one document, containing both abstract and paper. Panel proposals must likewise be grouped into one file.

4. Identify the word-count of both the paper and the abstract.

5. If you are a graduate student, identify yourself as such on the form, by checking the box (or in your submission email) in order to be eligible for the graduate student essay prize. The winner will be announced at the annual congress and will be considered for publication in the following spring issue of Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy.

The call for papers (including the French version) is available here.

We understand that these are uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We currently plan to hold the CSCP/SCPC conference as normal, but are considering contingency plans should travel in September not be possible or advisable.  We will be in touch with any further developments.