Call for Papers


"Phenomenology and the Web"


The Society for Phenomenology and Media

February 25-26, 2000

San Diego, California


The Society for Phenomenology and Media invites submission of abstracts for the 2nd Annual Phenomenology and Media Conference, February 25-26, 2000, in San Diego, California.


Proposal for panels or papers should be submitted by November 15, 1999.

Referees will announce their decision for those papers accepted by December 1, 1999


Independent scholars and doctoral students are encouraged to submit abstracts. Limited stipend assistance available.


Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

Abstract and one-page vita should be sent to:


Printed applications should be sent to:


Prof. Paul Majkut

National University

School of Arts and Sciences

Communications Department

11255 North Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla, CA  92037

All attendees must be members of the Society for Phenomenology and Media
by January 1, 2000. Annual membership is $50.00. Checks should be made out to "The Society for Phenomenology and Media."

Registration for the conference is $50.00, payable no later than January 1, 2000. Checks should be made out to "The Society for Phenomenology and Media."

Hotel discounts are available for SMP members through Prof. Majkut.

The topic of this year's conference is restricted to phenomenological description and/or discussion of any aspect of New Media (text and hypertext, interactivity versus intersubjectivity, self-identity and the construction of the cyber-self, the political and social ramifications of  the Web, walls and/or windows, mirrors or
beacons, etc.).

Papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication in the annual SPM proceedings. Last year's proceedings will be available by November 1, 1999, for $20.00. Checks should be made out to "The Society for Phenomenology and Media."

Papers delivered last year included:

Prof. Alberto Carillo Canan

Department of Philosophy, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico

"Image and Sign: A Phenomenological Approximation"

Prof. Alison Leigh Brown

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northern Arizona State University

"Dissembling Images: Electronic Media and Writing"

Prof. Miguel Jarquin

Department of Philosophy, Universidad Iberoamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico

"Face to Face: A Phenomenological Encounter"

Sebastian Luft, Editorial Assistant

Husserl Archives, Leuven (Belgium),
"Natural, Aesthetical, and Philosophical Attitude: Husserl on the Artist and the Philosopher"

Lars Lundsten

Department of Philosophy, Univ. of Helsinki

"Watching The Simpsons with Husserl and Ingarden"

Prof. Paul Majkut

Communications Department, National University

"The Concept of the Dog Doesn't Bark: A Materialist Phenomenology of Film Noir"

Prof. Chris Nagel

Department of Philosophy, Sonoma Sate University, Stanislaus,
"Watching TV Phenomenologically: Merleau-Ponty and the Perceptual Encounter"

Prof. Denis Rohatyn

Philosophy Department, University of San Diego,
"The Phenomenology of Spielberg's Spirit"

Prof. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

President, World Phenomenological Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts

"Reality and Illusion in the Perspective of the Media"