Call for Chapters for Edited Collection on African Phenomenology

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Check out this call for chapters for an Edited Collection: Contributions to African Phenomenology. Proposals deadline is 31 May 2020.

Call for Chapters
Edited Collection: Contributions to African Phenomenology
Editors: Abraham Olivier (University of Fort Hare), M. John Lamola (University of Pretoria), Justin Sands (North-West University).

There is a growing appreciation of phenomenology as a subfield within African and Africana philosophy. However, the term “African phenomenology” is not used as widely, nor has it been as systematically elaborated as its counterpart, Africana phenomenology. A recent international colloquium convened on the theme Contributions to African Phenomenology in Chintsa, South Africa (University of Fort Hare) devoted itself to addressing this lacuna by seeking to seminally establish the theoretical contours of African phenomenology. Proceeding from this colloquium, an edited collection of chapters that reflect on the method, history, domain, themes, examples and prospects of African phenomenology is envisaged. This collection will be based on peer-reviewed presentations that were delivered at this colloquium, newly commissioned papers, and contributions from the wider philosophical community following on this call.

Themes: The collection is to be framed around the themes emanating from the four keynote papers presented by Lewis Gordon, Paulin Hountondji, Rozena Maart and Achille Mbembe. These themes are:
> Methodology and scope
> Subjectivity and language
> Intentionality and meaning
> Experience and embodiment
> Methods and contemporary challenges

Contributors are invited to submit abstracts under the above mentioned thematic sections.

An agreement with an international institutional publisher deemed appropriate for this historic collection is in progress.

Submission procedure:
> Abstracts of the intended chapter(s) contribution not exceeding 500 words, with a proposed title as well as a brief 200-word biographical statement must be received by the editors on or before 31 May 2020.
> The editors will select the suitability of the projected chapter based on the abstracts submitted.
Formal acceptance of the abstract, with publication details and possibly editorial guidance, will be communicated by 30 July 2020.
> All manuscripts must be submitted on or before 31 October 2020, and must be ready for a double-blind peer review with a turnaround time of 90 days.
> The organisers plan to make a final submission of the complete manuscript to the publisher during the first semester of 2021.
> Kindly address the submission of abstracts, paper submissions and all correspondence to [email protected]