Organizer: Gabriela Stoicea (Clemson University)
Co-Organizer: Ansgar Mohnkern (University of Amsterdam)
We invite papers from various national cultures and disciplines, with a focus on literature and film, as well as theory. Comparative examinations are strongly encouraged. Possible questions include, but are not limited, to the following:
- What are some of the different understandings/brands of liberalism that have come under fire in the course of time?
- What is the purpose of challenging liberalism?
- What are the implicit problems with liberal theory and practice that philosophers, authors, and filmmakers react to?
- Are certain kinds of socio-political or economic constellations more likely to give rise to such critiques?
- What can we learn today from past instances of 'liberal crises' (such as the 1920s and 1930s)?
- What is the pedagogical value of teaching texts that critique liberalism? How about the challenges of doing so?
- Can the humanities contribute to a better conceptualization of a 'dialectics of liberalism'?
Please submit a 250-word proposal and a short CV via the ACLA website by September 23rd, and contact the organizers, Gabriela Stoicea (email@example.com) and Ansgar Mohnkern (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions about the panel.