CFP: Paper Competition on Richard Rorty’s Anti-authoritarianism

The Richard Rorty Society invites papers on the topic of “Richard Rorty’s Anti-Authoritarianism” from current and recent graduate students (within three years of receiving their PhD) or those who do not yet hold a PhD for a paper competition to coincide with its 2021 meeting.

The meeting will be hosted online by David McClean of Rutgers University, School of Arts and Sciences, Newark, NJ.

We will dedicate a panel to a discussion of the winning paper at the Richard Rorty Society’s online mini-conference, to be held October 14 and 15, 2021 (US Eastern Time). In addition to a panel dedicated to discussion of the winning paper, the RRS is offering a prize of $500 (USD) and editorial support for potential publication in a relevant, peer-reviewed journal.

Papers should be between 7,500 and 10,000 words. Please submit your paper as a Word document or in PDF format to with the subject line “2021 Paper Competition.”

The paper should be prepared for anonymous review, and should include a 120 word abstract and a word count below the title on the first page of the paper. To be considered, papers must be submitted by August 8, 2021. Decisions will be announced by September 30, 2021.

Please include contact information in the body of your email and a short biography, including the date you received or expect to receive your Ph.D. (if applicable).