Cormac Mccarthy and Philosophy - Edited Collection
"Beyond Reckoning: Philosophy in the Works of Cormac Mccarthy" will be the first edited collection dedicated to exploring the role of philosophy in the works of Cormac Mccarthy. While he has long been considered a distinctly 'philosophical' writer, up until now, interdisciplinary work in this area has largely focused on existential or religious themes across his corpus. This collection will build upon that important foundational work, but also significantly expand the scope of philosophical inquiry into Mccarthy's writings.
Some of the topics we expect to cover include History, Race, Temporality, Nature, Borders, Tragedy, Animality, Technology, and the Environment. We are particularly interested in contributions that would relate Mccarthy's works to contemporary debates in animality studies, political philosophy, environmental philosophy, and philosophy of technology. We also seek contributions dealing with works other than "Blood Meridian" in order to ensure balance in the collection.
Informal expressions of interest are welcome at any time. Formal expressions of interest, including a CV and 300-400 word abstract, are due by February 1st 2014.
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