Deadline: 28 March 2016
The fifth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted by the Birkbeck Department of Law, 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.
•The Affective Life of Austerity, Precarity and Vulnerability
• Contagious Terms: Critical Inquiry into the Transmission and Effects of Language across Disciplines
• Data as Things: Dis/assembling the Stuff of Data and Data’s Coming to Matter
• The Event
• The Micro-Politics of Desire: Connecting Institutional Psychotherapy, Schizoanalysis, and Anti-Psychiatry
• Literature on the Littoral
• Objects of Memory and Rituals of Memorialisation as Fields of Struggle
• Passionate Work
• Publishing Critical Thought: Media, Infrastructure, Content.
• Reclaiming Subjectivity? subject(s) after the Death of the Subject
• Satire: Power, Practice, Enculage
• Virtual Raciality
Please send paper/presentation proposals with the relevant stream indicated in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and should be received by the 28th March 2016.
Participation is free (though registration will be required).