Confirmed Keynotes: Prof. Sara Ahmed, Prof. Timothy Brennan, Prof. Elleke Boehmer, Prof. Rey ChowSparked by an interest in commitment as a form of self-reflexive, engaged and responsible knowledge production, while haunted by the hidden or explicit complicity of the theories and concepts with which we work, this workshop sets out to examine both concepts within their situated trajectories. In order not to turn blind – methodologically and conceptually – at the very moment we use commitment and complicity, both concepts need to remain subject to critical examination. Thus, the question is not whether one is a committed or a complicit scholar, but how the twin concepts crystallize and manifest themselves at the intersections of knowledge, politics and cultural production, and how they travel through space and time, institutions, and methods of analysis.
We encourage contributions surrounding, but by no means limited to, the following questions:
*Trajectories in Cultural Production
*Trajectories of intellectual production
Please send your 200-300 words proposal, accompanied by a short CV, by October 15th 2005. A reader will be prepared for each of the panels and will be circulated before the workshop.
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