[UPDATE] MLA 2014: "Jürgen Habermas’s Communicative Action & Writing" (Jan 9-12, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Ruben Quesada
contact email: 
rmquesada@eiu.edu

The proposed session seeks writers and scholars to reassess the literary, cultural, and sociopolitical import of Jürgen Habermas’s The Theory of Communicative Action . Named as one of the most important sociological books of the 20th century, Habermas’s enlightening two-volume book concerns the subjective, objective, and intersubjective or social avenues of speech and language. This proposal seeks to address issues of central concern to writing in the digital age—aesthetic and composition—truth, value, and expression.

Submit 250-word abstract due by 4 March 2013.

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP is for a proposed, not a guaranteed, session, meaning it is contingent on approval by the MLA Program Committee (which will make its decisions after April 1). All prospective presenters must be current MLA members by no later than 7 April 2012.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
poetry
popular_culture
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond