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John Felice Rome Center

Call for Papers

7th International Critical Theory Conference of Rome

May 8-10, 2014

The John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago is hosting the seventh international conference on Critical Theory of Rome, which will be held at its campus in Rome, Italy – Via Massimi 114/A. The conference will examine the importance and the developments of the Frankfurt School by addressing both the philosophical tradition of the early stages of Critical Theory – and in particular the works of Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse – as well as the application of their theories to our contemporary society.

In order to reflect the wide range of topics addressed by Critical Theory, the conference will cover different aspects of philosophical reflection on justice, politics, aesthetics, sociology, technology, literature and any other relevant field of study.

The conference will be held at the Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago on May 8-10, 2014. It will begin on Thursday morning and end by Saturday afternoon (with a welcoming reception on the evening of Wednesday, May 7). During the sessions, each speaker will have 30 minutes. All presentations will be made in English.


Stefano Giacchetti Ludovisi, Loyola University Chicago, JFRC

Keynote speakers:

David Ayers, University of Kent
Deborah Cook, University of Windsor, Canada
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, Vanderbilt University
Andrew Feenberg, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Alessandro Ferrara, University of Rome, Tor Vergata
Hille Haker, Loyola University Chicago
David Ingram, Loyola University Chicago
Stefano Petrucciani, University of Rome, La Sapienza

If you are interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel (of up to 6 speakers), please submit a 1-2 page abstract by February 28, 2014 (including name, eventual institutional affiliation and mailing address). Abstracts should be submitted by email. Decisions regarding the program will be made by March 2014.

To submit an abstract, or for more information, contact:

Stefano Giacchetti Ludovisi, PhD
Tel: (+39) 06-81905467


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