[MaFLa] FW: Call for Papers - The Legacy of Georg Lukács: An International Conference

István Bodnár StB at elte.hu
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Subject: FW: Call for Papers - The Legacy of Georg Lukács: An International


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Subject: Call for Papers - The Legacy of Georg Lukács: An International


Below please find the official cal for papers for The Legacy of Georg
Lukács: An International Conference. Please circulate widely and please
submit your abstracts and proposals for papers and/or panels by Feb. 28. 




The Legacy of Georg Lukács: An International Conference

Budapest, Hungary

To be held from 27th to the 29th of April 2017



The work of Georg Lukács shaped many of the central debates of
twentieth-century thought, from politics to philosophy and aesthetics.  His
ideas once stood at the very center of the historical and ideological
conflicts of twentieth century.  A progenitor of critical theory,
philosopher of extraordinary originality and intellectual power, and a
controversial aesthetician and literary critic, Lukács' work still possesses
relevance to our current debates and ideas. Central to his work was a
deepening of a humanistic critique of capitalism 


With the collapse of communism, the weakening of the influence of Marxism
and the emergence and proliferation of postmodern culture, the conditions of
reception of the legacy of Lukács have changed significantly.  This has only
been accentuated by the attacks against his person and his work, as lastly
by the announcement of the closing down of the Lukács Archives in Budapest.


This international conference will seek to examine, expand, and explore
Lukács' ideas and their continued relevance for contemporary thought. How do
Lukács' ideas retain their salience and importance amid current
philosophical and theoretical debates no less than the global dominance of
capitalist culture that he so decisively critiqued?


We would like to raise the question of the contemporary validity of Lukács'
legacy: which aspects of his thought can be regarded as leading ideas for us
in philosophy, aesthetics, literary history, the human sciences in general,
but not least in politics?  How do his central ideas help make sense of a
globalized world shot through with commodification, consumerism, political
defeatism and the emergence of irrational tendencies in politics, left and


These are some of the questions and themes that this conference, to be held
in Budapest in the spring of 2017, proposes to discuss.


We invite abstracts for individual papers as well as whole panels for this
conference to be held April 27-29 2017. Themes and topics are open, but
should focus on the continued salience and importance of Lukács' ideas and
work for contemporary debates in the social sciences, philosophy, politics,
and literature and the humanities. Papers should be prepared for 15-20
minute presentation. Please send any abstracts and/or panel proposals to the
conference organizers below. The deadline for submission will be February 28


1. To submit a paper, please include:




Title of paper



2. To submit a panel proposal, please include:


Title and Description of Panel

Names and Affiliations of presenters

Abstract for each paper


Please send your submissions to:


Janos Keleman:  <mailto:jim218 at t-online.hu> jim218 at t-online.hu

Michael J. Thompson:  <mailto:thompsonmi at wpunj.edu> thompsonmi at wpunj.edu



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