Call for Papers
Macquarie University's Centre for Research on Social Inclusion and
Department of Philosophy will be hosting the second annual conference
for postgraduates devoted to Critical Theory and organized around the
theme of "Critical Theory in Crisis?" The conference will be held from
the 30th November to the 1st of December 2006. We are inviting papers
from Australian or international postgraduate students in any discipline
and asking them to reflect on the state of Critical Theory in relation
to its past, present and future.
Possible topics for discussion include:
1. The "criticalness" of Critical Theory.
2. The legacy of the Frankfurt School (from Horkheimer and Adorno to
Habermas and Honneth):
Generational interconnections, contemporary resonances.
3. Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity: what place does the 'subject'
have in critical theory?
4. Developments in French critical theory -- Adumbrations of a
5. Philosophy and Critical Theory
6. The politics and/or ethics of Critical Theory
7. The roots of Critical Theory: Marxism, Romanticism, Literature.
8. Dialogues with fields outside of Critical Theory that may be seen
to provoke, supplement or directly challenge it.
The conference keynote addresses will be by:
A/Prof. Hans-Georg Moeller (Brock University)
Dr. John Rundell (Melbourne University)
A/Prof. Nicholas Smith (Macquarie University)
* Title and 250-300 word abstract for papers of 20 minutes reading time.
* Submissions should also include the following information:
Speaker's Name, Email address, University Affiliation.
* Deadline for submissions is the 30th September 2006.
* Email addresses for submissions and enquiries: