UPDATE: [Medieval] Melville and Philosophy––ALA 5/21–5/24

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Maurice S. Lee
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Call for Papers
American Literature Association Annual Conference
Boston, MA, May 21-24

“Melville and the End(s) of Philosophy”

This panel, sponsored by the Melville Society, explores the relationship between Melville’s writings
and philosophy broadly construed. To what ends does Melville put philosophy? Does he see
philosophy reaching a telos or losing its legitimacy? How does he draw on philosophical traditions
and/or anticipate changes in philosophy? What are the boundaries of philosophy, particularly in
relation to other domains of thought and social practice? Send 250-500 word abstracts to Maurice
S. Lee at molee_at_bu.edu by January 5. Please include abstracts in the body of the email and as an

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