Skepsi, the postgraduate journal of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Kent, is inviting contributions for its forthcoming fifth annual conference. The conference wishes to examine the return of the Apocalypse in contemporary theory and culture. Some of the questions we are interested include: what does a return of the Apocalypse mean today? How should theory respond in times of crisis? What do our narratives of the Apocalypse tell us about our perception of the end?
Suggested topics include the following and their interrelations:
-‐ Capitalist crisis
-‐ Bio-‐politics, bio-‐economy
-‐ Apocalypse in Literature and Film (Zombie, disaster genres, etc.)
-‐ Cultural and sociological studies of the Apocalypse
-‐ The theology and mythology of the Apocalypse
The conference will take place at the University of Kent on the 26th of May 2012.
Please send abstracts (350 words) and a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th February 2012.
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