Midsouth Undergraduate
Philosophy Conference



March 23-24, 2018


The forty-first annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference is scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday, March 23-24, at Rhodes College in Memphis. Papers in any philosophical area are welcome. There will be a $60 registration fee, $40 for graduate students, payable by cash or check at the conference (but not by credit or debit card).

Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis) will deliver the keynote address, TBA.

The Midsouth Philosophy Conference welcomes submissions from women and members of minority groups.

Papers must not exceed a length of 3000 words. On the first page of your paper, include the following eleven items:

(1) word count - 3000 words maximum!
(2) author's name
(3) academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
(4) highest earned degree (PhD, MA) 
(5) institutional affiliation (if any)
(6) mailing address
(7) email address
(8) telephone number
(9) the paper's title
(10) and an abstract - 100 words maximum!
(11) will you need a smart classroom to present your paper?
Papers which do not include all eleven items will not be considered.
No more than one paper by the same author will be considered.

Title your paper like this: YourLastName_YourFirstName -- example:

Submit your paper to:


Papers must be submitted by January 15.

Papers will be reviewed by a committee. Notification of acceptance will be made via email in early February. Submissions whose authors cannot be contacted through email will be rejected.

Each paper will have a commentator. Persons whose papers are accepted are expected to serve as commentators if asked. Others interested in commenting should email midsouthphilosophycon@gmail.com by January 15, stating their availability and areas of interest; graduate students who are not yet ABD are especially encouraged to volunteer.

The conference will begin with the keynote address at 1:30 Friday afternoon. The conference will conclude at 5:50 Saturday afternoon.

Due to the size of the conference, we cannot accommodate special scheduling requests. You should submit a paper only if you can attend both days of the conference.

Rooms have been reserved for Thursday (3/22) through Saturday (3/24) nights at the Comfort Inn on 100 N Front St. Make reservations as soon as possible.  Telephone 1-901-526-0583; be sure to identify yourself as a participant in the Midsouth Philosophy Conference.

The airport shuttle goes to the Comfort Inn for $20 one-way and $30 round-trip, taxis for about $40.

Click here for travel directions to Rhodes College.

Click here for a map of the campus.

Click here for a map of campus parking.


Midsouth Philosophy Conference


Updated 3 December 2018