Call for Abstracts: Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy
Edited by Richard Davis for The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium.
Possible themes and topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:
“Down the Rabbit Hole”: Perception and Reality in AiW; “A Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name – or Not!”: Alice, Names and Naming; Word Games and Long Tails: The Ambiguities of Language and Life in AiW; Cheshire Grins and Other Decaying Objects: The Status of Non-Being in AiW; “Growing Up – and Down”: Alice and the Phenomenology of Body; The Meaning of Meaning: Derrida and Rorty in Wonderland; “Who in the World Am I?”: Self-Knowledge and Mistaken Identity in AiW; A World of Animals: Alice, Talking Beasts, and Animal Rights; “I Was a Different Person Then”: Memory, Change, and Personal Identity in AiW; Sense and Nonsense: Wittgenstein, Language Games, and Wonderland; Wishing it Were Some Other Time: The Mad Hatter, Clocks, and Temporal Passage; Caterpillars and Contradictions: How Logic Fares in a World of Lunacy; How Not to Lose Your Head: Politics and Persuasion in the Queen’s Court; “Give Your Evidence”: Alice, Athens, and the Apology of Socrates; Existential Alice: Being and Nothingness in Wonderland; The Zen of Alice; “One Pill Makes You Larger …”: Alice and Drug Culture.
1. Submission deadline for abstracts (100-500 words) and CV(s): May 18, 2009
2. Submission deadline for accepted papers: July 3, 2009
Kindly submit by e-mail (with or without Word attachment) to
Richard Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org).