Call for papers: DePaw Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

This is a call for papers, work of fiction, or other art work.  Students whose work is selected will have part of their travel costs covered.

Undergraduate Ethics Symposium
DePauw University
April 12- 14, 2012
THEME: Ethics and Relationships: Family, Friends and Community

Although students may submit essays and creative projects on any ethical issue, each year a theme is selected. This year’s theme is Ethics and Relationships: Family, Friends and Community. Students may write argumentative, analytical or interpretive essays focused on ethical questions or subjects; or they may wish to explore ethical themes that are addressed in plays, poetry, film, or fiction. In addition, students may wish to explore ethical themes through creative writing, as well as the visual arts, such as film, documentaries and photography. The Institute welcomes works centered on ethics from all disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences, but also the natural sciences and arts.

Consisting of DePauw University faculty members, the selection committee for the Undergraduate Ethics Symposium will identify up to thirty works, whose authors will then be invited to the Institute for the three-day symposium, April 12 – 14, 2012. During the Symposium, these students will meet in seminars led by one of the distinguished visiting scholars or professionals, who will not only present their work at the Symposium but also read the students’ works and facilitate discussion about them. The students’ travel (airfare or mileage at $.42 per mile up to $400), lodging, and meals while at DePauw will be covered by the Institute.

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2012.  For more information, check the Symposium’s website.

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