Calls for Papers

The Agonist is seeking submissions. Essays may cover any aspect of Nietzsche’s philosophy. Contributors should keep in mind the readership of The Agonist: professional philosophers, academicians in the arts, and practicing artists. We welcome submissions from researchers, university faculty, independent scholars, and artists working in all media. Although the primary language of the journal is English, we accept submissions in German also. The Agonist accepts review copies of books on art, film, aesthetics, Nietzsche, and related fields, and will seek reviewers to write on them. Book publishers interested in forwarding review copies can contact the editors at or you can use our contact form. Please submit initially a proposal for an essay, which must be original work by the submitting author. For further details, please see Submission Guidelines and the specific CFPs below to see if you can submit work on these topics.

Call for Papers for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017:

Nietzsche and the Body (Fall 2016)

For our next Fall 2016 Issue, The Agonist welcomes submissions on the body, dance, and the Dionysian. Contributions can be philosophical, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary or inspired by Nietzsche’s reflections on dance. Many modern dancers, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey alike were inspired by Nietzsche. For Fall 2016, The Agonist invites reflections on the intersection between the body, movement and philosophy.

The deadline for abstract submission is 8/1/2016 and for final paper submission 9/1/2016.

Nietzsche and Epicureanism (Spring 2017) – Guest Editor, Dr. Keith Ansell-Pearson

Epicurean ideas have shaped the development of thought since ancient times and influenced many thinkers from Lucretius to Valla, Montaigne, Marx, Bentham, Mill, Bergson, Nietzsche, and post-Nietzschean thinkers such as Deleuze and Foucault. Epicurus’s controversial ideas on the body and the soul provoked intense reactions during the Middle Ages, which continued into the modern age until the persecution of philosophers such as Bruno and Vanini as late as 1600s. On the other hand, his ideas on pain and pleasure inspired Bentham, Mill, Jean-Marie Guyau, and Nietzsche, though in different ways. Despite Nietzsche’s positive reception of Epicurus’ ideas, there are stark differences between the two thinkers. This issue of The Agonist, scheduled for Spring 2017, is dedicated to exploring these different aspects of their affinity and Nietzsche’s relationship to the school of Epicureanism in general. Please send your inquiry and abstract (500 words maximum) along with your short bio to Dr. Keith Ansell-Pearson, Guest Editor for this issue, at

The deadline for abstract submission is 9/1/2016 and for final paper submission 1/9/2017.

For further details, please see our Submission Guidelines.