"Globalization & Resistance"
2nd Graduate Student Conference of the English & Philosophy Ph.D. Program
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
March 3-5, 2006
Speakers: Pheng Cheah (University of California, Berkeley) and Todd May (Clemson University)
CALL FOR PAPERS
In order promote interdisciplinary dialogue about the effects that globalization-and resistance to globalization-are having on our present political and cultural situation, the graduate students of Purdue University's English and Philosophy Program are hosting an interdisciplinary conference oriented around these two themes. In response to the current state of generalized terror and perpetual war, our understandings of both globalization and resistance are inevitably taking on new forms. We therefore invite paper submissions from graduate students and scholars throughout the humanities that address these issues, and that take into account the following concerns and questions animating social-political philosophy and theory:
* How do we understand the phenomena of, and relations between, globalization and resistance?
* What implications might the one have for the other in discourses committed to articulating viable theories of political praxis?
* Is globalization something to be resisted or a form of political resistance?
* Which among our political theories-neo-liberalist, Marxist, anarchist, and so on-appear to be most viable viable in a globalized world?
* How do philosophical concepts-such as the bio-political, the juridical, deterritorialization, hegemony, the state of exception, the multitude, etc.-help us to articulate theories of resistance and responses to globalization?
* How has globalization impacted the discourses of race, gender, sexual orientation, and class?
* How does one become a citizen in a globalized world?
Keynote Address: "Crises of Money and Terror," Pheng Cheah, University of California, Berkeley
Pheng Cheah is Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, holds a Ph.D in English Literature from Cornell. His teaching and writing range across a wide spectrum of interests, including 18th-20th century continental philosophy and critical theory, postcolonial theory and Anglophone postcolonial literatures, theory of globalization, philosophy and literature, legal philosophy, social and political thought, feminist theory. He is the author of Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation (2003), as well as several edited collections, including Thinking Through the Body of the Law (1996, with David Fraser and Judith Grbich), Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation (1998, with Bruce Collins), and Grounds for Comparison: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson (2003, with Jonathan Culler), and a special issue of Diacritics entitled "Irigaray and The Political Future of Sexual Difference" (1998, with Elizabeth Grosz).
Plenary Speaker: "Why Anarchism Now?" Todd May, Clemson University
Todd May is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Clemson University, where he specializes in continental philosophy, and especially recent French philosophy. He is the author of many books, including Gilles Deleuze: An Introduction (2005), The Moral Theory of Poststructuralism (2004), Our Practices, Our Selves, Or, What It Means to Be Human (2001), Reconsidering Difference: Nancy, Derrida, Levinas, and Deleuze (1997), The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism (1994), Between Genealogy and Epistemology: Psychology, Politics, and Knowledge in the Thought of Michel Foucault (1993). He is also written a novel, Blue Night (2004), and is the editor of Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy (1996) and Operation Defensive Shield: Witnesses to Israeli War Crimes (2003, with Muna Hamzeh).
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS:
Detailed abstracts for papers or panels should be submitted electronically (500-750 words). Full papers (10-12 pages, double-spaced) may be submitted if accompanied by an abstract. Presenters will have 20 minutes to present their paper, following by 10 minutes of discussion. Submit abstracts (and all other conference related queries) to the conference co-organizers: Robert King (email@example.com), Sol Neely (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Nathan Jun (email@example.com).
Deadline for Abstracts: November 30, 2005
Faculty contact: Daniel W. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of the English and Philosophy Ph.D. Program: Charlene Seigfried (email@example.com)
Department of Philosophy
100 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
tel. (765) 494-4276, fax (765) 496-1616
For more program information, check periodically the web site of The English and Philosophy Ph.D. Program
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