Pop Culture and Philosophy
Georgia Southern University
April 20, 2013
Paper Submission Due Date: March 1, 2013
How do the films and television we watch, the books we devour, the music we listen to, the art we gaze at, the very culture from which we emerge orient us in the world and determine our understanding of reality, our faith in reason, our hope to discover a concrete ethic to guide our lives and choices. In short, how much does popular culture dialogue with philosophy and how have philosophers responded to her? This spring we invite undergraduate students to submit papers spanning the history of philosophy dealing with topics related to pop culture. Papers analyzing the philosophical value/disvalue and/or meaning /consequences of particular films, books, TV shows, music and social media will be especially welcomed. We also look forward to papers on philosophers who have repeatedly attempted to think about the role of culture in creating a society and/or damaging a community (e.g. Plato and the poets, Nietzsche and German opera, etc.). Finally, we will also have panels devoted to philosophy papers in general, so feel free to submit outstanding class papers for which you would like to get further feedback.
Papers can be no longer than 4,000 words though shorter papers are welcomed. Group presentations may also be submitted. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2013. To ask questions about the conference, please contact conference coordinator, Dr. Danielle A. Layne, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The top papers will be published in Georgia Southern's undergraduate philosophy journal: The Indefinite Dyad. We are also planning to present a production of Sartre’s No Exit at this year’s reception.Sponsored by the Center for Learning Enrichment Committee and Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of Literature and Philosophy.