Call for Papers
STRATEGIES OF CRITIQUE XXI: BROKE/N
Graduate Student Conference
April 13th and 14th, 2007
Department of Social and Political Thought
York University, Toronto
CFP deadline: January 25th, 2007
Has our reserve of practices and theories gone broke while the world is breaking up all around us? How do theories that invoke brokennessó"the time is out of joint" (Hamlet/Derrida), the multitude (Negri and Hardt), schizo analysis (Deleuze and Gauttari), to mention only a fewócontribute to, or impede, an understanding of our contemporary world? Or, more importantly, how successfully do these theories lead to praxes that can engage our contemporary world? Has a new disillusionment called postmodern theory into question? Has postmodern melancholy (Lyotard) turned into an ideology of cynicism (Sloterdijk/Zizek)?
In the face of class conflict, globalization, poverty, disasters, imperialism and war what strategies can address these postmodern times without leading to disillusionment and cynicism? What are the theoretical and historical phenomena underpinning the transition out of the postmodern?
Strategies of Critique is an annual interdisciplinary graduate conference hosted by the Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought at York University, Toronto, Canada.
We welcome a broad range of submissions including, but not limited to, the following:
Ideology and (anti-)globalization
The limits of aestheticization
The limits of the postmodern
Class, gender, and race conflict
Empire - dissolution, decline, rise and return
A break with nature
Breaking with the past
Broken theories or theories of brokenness
Broken lines of communication
Broken minds and bodies
Broke - empty, lacking, bankrupt
The Angel of History
Abstracts for papers (max 250 words) and all queries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is January 25th, 2007.
Strategies of Critiques Committee
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