Albert Camus & Philosophy of Communication: Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity [October 17-18, 2013]
Call for Papers, Panels, and Proposals
"Albert Camus & Philosophy of Communication:
Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity"
October 17 – 18, 2013
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2013
November 7, 2013, will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albert Camus. The conference theme, "Albert Camus & Philosophy of Communication: Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity," invites consideration of how one can respond ethically in an age of absurdity and rebellion through an exploration of the significant contribution that Camus's work has made over the last century. Scholarly examination of Camus's philosophy of communication is encouraged through an exploration of his life, novels, plays, and philosophical essays. Proposals exploring the historical context of Camus's work in relation to the contemporary historical moment are encouraged.
Scholars from related disciplines are invited to submit papers, extended abstracts, and panel proposals for inclusion in the conference. A special undergraduate performance of "The Misunderstanding" will be held as part of the conference. Extended abstracts are invited for a special panel exploring the communicative implications of various themes in "The Misunderstanding" to be held immediately after the performance.
Full Papers: Submissions should be double-spaced, with a maximum of 30 pages including references. Any citation style is permitted (e.g., MLA, APA) as long as the author utilizes it properly and consistently. The author(s) should remove name(s) and all identifying data from the manuscript. A separate title page with title, author name(s), and contact information should also be included. Please indicate on the title page if the author is a student and also if this is a debut submission in which the author has never previously presented at a professional conference. Send papers as attached files via email to email@example.com.
Extended Abstracts: Submissions should be 500-750 word extended abstracts so as to give reviewers a sense of the direction of the paper. The author(s) should remove name(s) and all identifying data from the abstract. A separate title page with title, author name(s), and contact information should also be included. Please indicate on the title page if the author is a student and also if this is a debut submission in which the author has never previously presented at a professional conference. Send extended abstracts as attached files via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel Proposals: Panel proposals may include up to five participants (not including a respondent). Please include one title page with a 500-word (maximum) abstract and rationale for the panel. Each presenter should include a title and 200-word abstract for his/her work. Send the panel proposals as attached files to email@example.com.
Undergraduate Poster Session: An undergraduate poster session is also planned. Please consider adapting course assignments now to encourage worthy submissions from your students!
Deadline: All papers, extended abstracts, panel proposals, and Undergraduate poster session submissions must be received by midnight Friday, May 31, 2013 to be considered for inclusion in the conference. Participants will be notified by July 1, 2013.
This conference will serve as a pre-conference for the annual convention of the Pennsylvania Communication Association to be held at Gannon University from October 18 – 19, 2013. Additional information about PCA can be found at www.duq.edu/pca.
Following the conference, participants are invited to submit completed papers for review and potential publication to either the Journal of Camus Studies (http://www.camus-society.com/journal-submission-guidelines.html or the Communication Annual (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
Gannon University, located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo. Registration and lodging information will be forthcoming on the conference website (www.gannon.edu/philcomm).
For more information, contact:
Brent C. Sleasman, Ph.D., Conference Planner, Department of Theatre, Communication and Fine Arts
Gannon University 109 University Square Erie, PA 16541