The panel on "Philosophical Issues in Popular Trends" for the PCA/ACA 2011 national convention is looking for abstracts that address philosophical aspects of popular culture, including but not limited to music, film, and fiction. We welcome approaches that focus on the way recent trends have incorporated, and have been centering around, philosophical and ethical issues. Some of the questions that we hope the papers will respond to are:
-- Is incorporation of philosophy in mainstream culture an example of an exception or a growing trend?
-- How do such examples subvert the divide between popular and “serious” culture?
-- Where is this trend leading popular culture?
-- What are the possible implications of this trend?
The possible philosophical topics may include:
-- Cultural appropriation in a globalist environment
-- Exoticism of the other
-- Epistemological use of generic formulae
The conference will take place in San Antonio, Texas, on April 20-23, 2011.
Please send 150-250 word abstracts/inquiries to the panel organizers, Simone Sessolo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anna Morlan at email@example.com by DECEMBER 5th, 2010.
All proposals should include your name, title, affiliation, contact information (including email address), and a short bio.
For more information on the PCA/ACA convention, please visit http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php
41 Park Row, 15th floor,
New York, NY 10038 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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