Thanks!

The London Conference in Critical Thought is finished for another year. Thanks to all who participated, attended and joined the conversations – and to the collective (especially but not limited to Anna, Vic, Sam W, Ed, Matt, Tiffany, Eva, Ruth, Sam B, Linnette, Henry, Nathan, Toby, Chrysi).

We’ll be following up with announcements about LCCT 2015, but if you’re interested in getting involved, or if you’d like to know more about LCCT in general, please get in touch – our contact details are in the sidebar.

If you made any recordings of LCCT 2014, we’d be very interested in hosting them on this site. Please get in touch with Matt if you’ve got some that you’d like to share.

Thanks again,

The LCCT collective.

Timetable 2014

We’re pleased to announce that the timetable for the 2014 conference is now available here:

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We’ve also added a timetable with abstracts. These are still being finalised, so expect this document to expand as we get closer to the conference.

Below you can find abstracts for the streams that make up the conference:

Please note that the timetable will be subject to change, though we aim to keep that to a minimum.

You can register for the conference on our Eventbrite pages. The conference is free and open to everyone. We’ll be adding more information about the venue, travel and accommodation shortly.

 

Call for papers 2014

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London Conference in Critical Thought 2014: Goldsmiths, University of London, 27-28 June 2014

Call for Papers

The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests.

Central to the vision of the conference is an inter-institutional, non-hierarchal, and accessible event that makes a particular effort to embrace emergent thought and the participation of emerging academics, fostering new avenues for critically-oriented scholarship and collaboration.

The conference is divided into thematic streams, each coordinated by different researchers and with separate calls for papers, included in this document. We welcome paper proposals that respond to the particular streams below. In addition, papers may be proposed as part of a general stream, i.e. with no specific stream in mind. Spanning a range of broad themes, these streams provide the impetus for new points of dialogue. Read the full call for papers here:

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  • Aesthetic Refusals: Oppositional Citizenship and Public Culture
  • Conceptions and Practices of Critical Pedagogy
  • Critical Approaches to Care Relationships
  • (Dis)orders of Migration
  • Dissenting Methods: Engaging Legacies of the Past, Defining Critical Futures
  • ‘entitled’
  • ‘everyday political’
  • How Does One Think Difference?
  • Legal Critique: Positions, Negotiations and Strategies
  • Moving Through the Intersection? Interrogating Categories and Postintersectional Politics
  • Philosophy and Critical Thought Inside and Outside The University
  • Pragmatism and Critical Traditions
  • Sounding the Counterfactual: Hyperstition and Audial Futurities
  • Strategies of Silence
  • Street Level: Towards a Critical Discourse on Urban Aesthetics
  • Subjects in Space(s): Navigating Multiplicity
  • The Critical Brain
  • The Human After Anthropocentrism? Life. Matter. Being.
  • Time Discipline
  • What is the Question of Critique? 

Please send paper/presentation proposals with the relevant stream indicated in the subject line to paper-subs@londoncritical.org. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and should be received by the 10th March 2014.

Participation is free (though registration will be required).

Contact us at inquiries@londoncritical.org

Call for streams 2014

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London Conference in Critical Thought 2014: Goldsmiths, University of London, 27-28 June 2014

Call for Stream Proposals

The London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) is an annual event that offers a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. In particular it aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests. Central to this vision is an inter-institutional, non-hierarchal, and accessible event which makes a particular effort to embrace emergent thought and the participation of emerging academics, fostering new avenues for critically orientated scholarship and collaboration.

There is no pre-determined theme for the conference. Instead, we encourage conversations to form around the individual streams which are selected from those proposed each year. Stream proposals form the basis of our Call for Papers, and as such, are at the heart of the academic tone and content of each year’s conference. Last year’s conference included diverse topics such as: New Materialisms; The Soul at Work and in Debt; Feedback Loops of Feminist Theory and Practice; On Representation/Non Representation; Pragmatism and Political Criticism, etcetera.

The Call for Streams has now opened for the 3rd annual London Conference in Critical Thought, and we welcome submissions that broadly engage with ‘Critical Thought’ and that seek to stimulate a range of cross-disciplinary responses. Accepted proposals will form the basis for the LCCT Call for Papers, and those whose proposals are accepted will take an active role as stream coordinators working with the LCCT organising collective. There will also be the opportunity to submit proceedings from streams as a special editor to the forthcoming London Journal for Critical Thought.

Further guidance, including details on stream organisation responsibilities, how streams and papers are selected, examples of successful proposals, and more information on the ethos and organising structure of the LCCT in general can all be found at londoncritical.org.

The deadline for submissions is the 22nd November 2013. Proposals should not exceed 500 words and should be sent to stream-subs@londoncritical.org.

Welcome to the new site

This is the new umbrella site for the London Conference in Critical Thought and, shortly, the London Journal of Critical Thought. You can find information on how the conference works (essential if you’re thinking of getting involved this year) and details of the 2014 conference, including key dates throughout the year.

We’ll also be uploading recordings from the previous conferences and details of all the streams and panels we’ve run, plus information about the new journal as it comes together.

We’ll shortly be announcing the location and dates of the 2014 conference, and releasing a call for streams. Keep your eyes peeled.

- Matt