The Southeast Roundtable on Philosophy of the Americas (SERPA) meets annually to provide an informal, helpful atmosphere for presenting work-in-progress in the areas of American/the Americas and pragmatist philosophy. UNC Charlotte's philosophy department includes six fulltime faculty members who work in American philosophies—with an emphasis on the plurality and diversity of the field—and we are excited to collaborate with faculty and graduate students in the region. 

The sixth annual SERPA meeting will be on September 25, 2020. Scholars from anywhere in the nation (even the world!) are invited to participate, and we especially hope that people in the U.S. Southeast and/or within driving distance of Charlotte, NC, will submit and attend. The tentative schedule is: roundtable paper presentations from 9:00am to 5:30pm (with a break for lunch); reception from 5:30pm to 6:30pm; dinner together as a group beginning immediately after the reception.

There is no particular theme or special topic for the meeting. Reading time for accepted papers should be 20–25 minutes. Electronic copies of papers will be due by September 18 to circulate to roundtable attendees in advance of the meeting. Graduate students and junior faculty are particularly encouraged to submit and attend. There is no registration fee or formal registration process. To submit, please send a 200–300 word abstract, suitable for anonymous review, to Dr. Shannon Sullivan. To attend without presenting, please send an e-mail to Dr. Sullivan notifying her of your intent. The application deadline is May 15, 2020.