The call for streams is now open for the 5th 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; Dissenting Methods; Transdisciplinary Law and Culture; Radical Transfeminism; The Politics and Practice of “Just Making Things”; Re-thinking Political Violence; Memory and Law; Eating as Encounter; Legacies of the Immaterial in the Arts and Practice. A full list of past streams, panels, and papers can be found on the past conferences pages.
Stream organisers are integral to the working of the conference; 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 on our website. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LCCT 2016 is hosted and supported by the Birkbeck Law Department, University of London.
The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2015. Proposals should not exceed 500 words and should be sent to email@example.com.
This year at the conference we will be launching the first issue of the London Journal in Critical Thought, associated with the LCCT. This open access publication is intended to provide an alternative to standard academic publishing, representing the dynamic, emergent and interacting nature of the conversations and themes of the conference, rather than isolated pieces. More information on the journal, and the selection and editorial process involved, can be found on the journal pages.