Philosophy, Theory and Critique is broadly concerned with critical thinking that cuts across the various boundaries within the study of communication and its intersections with other modes of studying human interaction.
Consequently, it provides a forum in which scholars can explore the relations and intersections between the study of media and communication and the range of contemporary theoretical and philosophical concerns, arguments and positions. It is also committed to providing a space for those emergent interests challenging the common sense assumptions currently guiding our understanding of the practice of communication.
Its members come from many areas and subfields. The philosophical questions they raise vary greatly: from the nature of language, subjectivity or experience, to the epistemology of science and interpretation, to the politics of knowledge and communicative relations. Members bring many different philosophical orientations to bear upon these questions, including phenomenology and hermeneutics, Marxism, feminism, critical theory, media theory, post-structuralism, pragmatism, social theory and cultural critique. The Division seeks exchange, education and conversation, and it encourages tending to the differences produced by these differing orientations.
The result is that the Division offers a lively forum for contemporary ideas in the study of media and communication.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Philosophy and Popular Culture
The 37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
10 - 13 February 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center Albuquerque New Mexico 87102
Proposal/Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 November 2015 http://southwestpca.org/conference/
Paper and panel proposals are now being accepted for the Philosophy and Popular Culture area of the 37th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 10-13, 2016.
In the last decade there has been a dedicated exploration of popular culture as it relates to aspects of philosophy, and how philosophy relates to popular culture, and as such we welcome proposals that investigate and examine the intersections between philosophy and popular culture. Any and all aspects of philosophy and popular culture will be considered.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
To apply to the Philosophy and Popular Culture Area, please follow the instructions for submitting a paper abstract on the submissions database
For information about the conference and other presentation areas, registration, and hotel accommodations, please go to the SWPACA website
The conference organizers are particularly interested in graduate student presentations (as well as those of independent scholars, in order to make the conference as inclusive as possible). As such, the conference has a number of awards for graduate student papers. For more information, see:
We also would like to encourage contribution to Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, a peer-reviewed publication of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. The Journal debuted at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference in February 2014. For more information, see http://journaldialogue.org/ To submit manuscripts, email Lynnea Chapman-King, Editor in Chief, or Anna CohenMiller, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, requests, or require further information, please contact the Area Chair: Burcu Gurkan, Area Chair, Philosophy and Popular Culture School of Foreign Languages Istanbul Sehir University KusÌ§bakÄ±sÌ§Ä± Caddesi No: 27 34662
Altunizade, UÌ?skuÌ?dar Istanbul TURKEY 34662