Call for stream proposals 2015

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London Conference in Critical Thought: UCL, University of London, 26-27 June 2015

Call for Stream Proposals

The call for streams is now open for the 4th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT). The conference is a space for those who share theoretical approaches and interests, but who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline. LCCT is an inter-institutional, non-hierarchical, and accessible event which makes a particular effort to embrace emergent thought and foster new avenues for critically orientated scholarship and collaboration.

There is no pre-determined theme for the conference. Instead, we encourage people to apply to organise thematic streams which attract responses from across disciplines. 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.

We welcome submissions that seek to stimulate a range of cross-disciplinary responses. Our definition of critical thought is not prescriptive and the conference as a whole should reflect the state of contemporary critical thought. Previous streams have been on diverse topics such as: New Materialisms; The Soul at Work and in Debt; Feedback Loops of Feminist Theory and Practice; On Representation/Non Representation; Dissenting Methods; Transdisciplinary Law and Culture; and Sociocultural Criticism After Lehman Brothers. A full list of past streams can be found on our website.

Those whose proposals are accepted will be expected to take an active role as stream coordinators working in the LCCT organising collective. Further guidance, including what it means to be a stream organiser, how streams and papers are selected, examples of successful proposals, and more information on the ethos and organising structure of LCCT can be found here. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch at inquiries@londoncritical.org.

LCCT 2015 is hosted by the UCL department of Anthropology and supported by the UCL Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, the UCL department of Geography and the London Contemporary Dance School.

The deadline for submissions is the 12th January 2015. Proposals should not exceed 500 words and should be sent to stream-subs@londoncritical.org.

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.