Call for Contributors: Volume on Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Modernism

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Ariane Mildenberg, School of English, University of Kent
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The goal of this collection of essays is to address critical questions regarding the relationship between modernism and the phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who remains today one of the most influential phenomenologists interested in literary and aesthetic studies.

Proposals for essays (7000 words) in English are invited for the following two sections of the volume:

1) New close-readings and critiques of Merleau-Ponty's pivotal texts except 'Eye and Mind', 'The Philosopher and His Shadow' and 'The Intertwining – The Chiasm'.

2) Essays that reassess Merleau-Ponty's impact on modernism while also tracing his continuing importance to literature, media, and philosophy throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century.

Proposals should include a title and be no more than 500 words in length. Please submit proposals, contact information, and a brief biography to by 15 November 2013.