>CALL FOR PAPERS
>NEW DEADLINE--September 15
>"What's Left of the Public Sphere?"
>For a roundtable at the International Society for Eighteenth Century
>Studies (ISECS 2003) meeting in Los Angeles, I invite proposals for
>papers on the question "What's Left of the Public Sphere?," as
>J¸rgen Habermas' influential model of the public sphere learned from
>and contributed to eighteenth century studies. But the concept of
>the public sphere has been increasingly criticized recently, even as
>it is used to describe such new technologies as the world wide web.
>This panel asks two questions: what remains of the eighteenth-century
>idea of the public sphere (both the model and the space); and, is
>there a democratic alternative to the public sphere?
>ISECS roundtables will have 9 to 11 participants very briefly
>summarizing papers previously distributed. This is to allow at least
>40 minutes for questions and discussion.
>If you are interested in participating, contact Lee Morrissey with
>questions and proposals at [log in to unmask] or 801 Strode Tower,
>Department of English, Clemson University, Box 340523, Clemson, SC
>Proposals are due by September 15.
>For more information on the conference, visit www.isecs.ucla.edu.
>Department of English
>801 Strode Tower
>Clemson, SC 29634-0523
>Fax: (864) 656-1345