Hannah Arendt and American Literature: MLA 2013: due 3/15

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Stratton (UC Davis) + Patrick Redding (Manhattanville College)

Call for Papers: MLA 2013
Proposed Special Session: "Hannah Arendt and American Literature"

The organizers seek papers that address any aspect of Hannah Arendt's philosophy or cultural criticism as it illuminates literatures of the United States from any historical period. We are particularly interested in papers that look beyond Arendt's immediate position among New York Intellectuals. Potential topics include the concepts of expatriation, her re-working of Kantian judgment as a critique of democratic representation, evolving relationships between public and private, or the possibility of an American communism "after Marx."

Please send inquiries, abstracts (minimum of 250 words), or complete papers to both organizers by March 15, 2012.