Talks in Term 3

Research Group for Critical Theory and Practice & Department of Philosophy


Spring/Summer 2022

Term 3

Week 1 —Wednesday 27th April 2022 – Tom Greaves (UEA), ‘The Elemental and the Ephemeral’, 5pm–7pm, HDB3.76

Week 2 — Wednesday 4th May – Isabel Millar (Kent/GCAS), 5pm–7pm, HDB3.76

Week 4 — Wednesday 11th May 2022 – Arthur Bradley (Lancaster), ‘In the Theatre of Sovereignty’, 3pm–5pm [n.b. the earlier time], HDB3.76

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Frank Ruda visits Newcastle (9th February 2022) and the Faculty Research Group in Critical Theory

Dear All,
Just to let you know, for anyone interested in theory, continental philosophy, and so on, that the Faculty Research Group in Critical Theory and Practice is now up and runnning, with its own website

Do subscribe to the mailing list, if you want to keep abreast of our activities, and to contribute something or get help with something you want to organise or see happen,

And for a first event, we have Frank Ruda visiting us on the 9th February, in the late afternoon. More precise details pinned up around the Philosophy department, and to be announced via the subscription list soon.

Another chance to publish


an international undergraduate philosophy journal


Stance seeks original philosophical papers authored by current undergraduates.

Submission Guidelines:

Stance welcomes papers concerning any philosophical topic. Current undergraduates may submit a paper between 1500 and 3500 words in length (footnotes may extend the word limit 500 words at most). Stance asks that each undergraduate only submit one paper for the journal per year. Papers should avoid unnecessary technicality and strive to be accessible to the widest possible audience without sacrificing clarity or rigor. They are evaluated on the following criteria: depth of inquiry, quality of research/academic rigor, creativity, lucidity, struggle, significance, and, most importantly, originality.

Submission Procedures:

This year, Stance is utilizing a new system to better manage paper submissions and correspondence with authors. As such, we have updated our submission procedures. Please refer to the instructions below when submitting your paper:

1.     Go to

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a.     Input the information you would like associated with your account

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c.     Return to to complete the submission process

4.     Click on “Make a Submission” in the upper right-hand corner

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6.     Verify that your submission meets the submission requirements listed. If it does, check all corresponding boxes.

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•  Papers, including footnotes, should have no identifying markers. Footnotes should follow Chicago Manual of Style. A style sheet with examples is available on our website under “More about Stance – Information for Authors.” • Please use American spellings and punctuation, except when directly quoting a source that has followed British style.

For further concerns, please visit Stance on the web at or contact us at You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stance_journal and on facebook at bsustance.

Deadline: December 17, 2021

Undergraduates! Publish your Essays!

Epistemai, the University of Minnesota’s undergraduate philosophy journal, is now accepting paper submissions for our 2021 edition.

We’re looking for excellent undergraduate papers from any philosophical tradition and discipline. Selections will be made based on originality, engagement with the source material, depth of argument, maturity of vocabulary, clarity, conciseness, and accessibility of thoughts and language. We welcome submissions from diverse philosophical backgrounds and on a broad variety of topics.

Submission criteria and process:
• Must be written by an undergraduate.
• Max length of 15 pages or 3,000 words.
• Include a 100-200 word abstract summarizing your paper and page numbers.
• Chicago style citations are preferred.
• Cannot be published elsewhere.
• Include a cover page with all personal information (do not include name anywhere else in the paper): your name, your email, and your undergraduate institution name.
• Submit your paper electronically by February 1, 2022 by filling out and uploading a .docx or .docs (must be editable) to our google form [].

Papers will be selected by early spring. You will be notified as to our decision at that time.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Contact Wangechi Mwaura at with any questions.

MA in Philosophy of Nature, Information, and Technology, at Staffordshire




The MA in the Philosophy of Nature, Information and Technology is a new programme taught by senior staff with extensive experience of distance learning. The course examines approaches to understanding the world as a complex network of material relations. It will combine an introduction to ontological perspectives on information and communication with work on new materialisms and posthumanism, and will address work by philosophers including Michel Serres, Donna Haraway, Karen Barad, Stacy Alaimo, Rosi Braidotti, N Katherine Hayles, Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and others. Its aim is to encourage new thinking on the material world and the connections between nature, knowledge, and social and political life. Students will be encouraged to address contemporary problems such as the climate crisis, the relation between science and politics, and data-driven surveillance culture.

We welcome students from around the world and offer an intellectually challenging but friendly and supportive environment in which to study.

Further details:

If you have any queries, please contact David Webb,

“My experiences so far have been overwhelmingly positive. The tutors are very helpful, the modules generally well designed, and the literature interesting and intellectually stimulating. I’ve benefitted from other students’ insights, too, who, along with the tutors, have helped me gain traction on issues in continental philosophy. Philosophy at Staffs promotes a very convivial atmosphere for learning.”

“Having spent a year of distance learning studying analytical philosophy at another university, I wanted to get a solid grounding in European philosophy so I transferred to do my second year of the MA with Staffs. I am delighted that I did so, not least because of the quality of tuition and the participation of the other students on the lively discussion forums but also because you are challenged and encouraged at every stage to develop your thinking. It was demanding, of course, and the academic standard is very high. But having just finished, I am now confident that I have the skills and knowledge to continue in philosophy whenever I decide to. Thoroughly recommended.”

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