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Utopia

Utopia

RADICAL DEMOCRACY AND UTOPIA CONFERENCE

Radical Democracy and UtopiaCall for Papers

International Conference
University of Paris Diderot
Paris, France

April 16 & 17, 2015

Organized by LCSP (L’archipel des devenir – Centre de recherche sur les utopies) in collaboration with York University (Toronto, Canada) and the Centre de Théorie Politique (ULB, Belgium).

Throughout the conference, we wish to remain attentive to the concrete manifestations of utopia and radical democracy “in action”, to the experiences themselves, to the possibilities and the experimentation of communities as well as to their theoretical constructions and justifications. To paraphrase Derrida, would it not be necessary to think together two different emancipatory promises, – utopian and democratic -, which rally our capacity to search for intersections in their respective paths and to establish mutual sharing within the very moment of their divergence? For example, could radical democracy articulate an egalitarian critique of the utopian tendencies toward planning, hierarchy, and technocracy? Could utopia bring an innovating boldness to the possible forms of organization of radical democracy that run the risk of betraying its intentions?

By critically engaging the debate through the specific forces of each concept, as well as their reciprocal tensions, we hope that the conference will serve to expand the frontiers of each and understand more audaciously a form of politics that is dissensual, creative, egalitarian, and radical.

Scholars who would like to participate in the conference must send a title and an abstract of their paper to the contacts listed below by October 15, 2014. Selected participants will be informed in December 2014.

Papers can be given in English or in French.

The organizers regret that they are unable to provide funding for travel or accommodation.

Attendance to the conference is free and open to all. A full program will be published in February 2015.

 

Please send proposals to :

Étienne Tassin, University of Paris Diderot : etienne.tassin@univ-paris-diderot.fr
Martin Breaugh, York University : mbreaugh@yorku.ca
Yohan Dubigeon, IEP Paris : yohan.dubigeon@gmail.com

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Panopticon

Panopticon

CRITICAL SPACES: DISORIENTING THE TOPOLOGICAL

London Graduate School

Critical Spaces: Disorienting the Topological

A graduate conference in the critical humanities

Kingston University, London

Monday 5th January 2015

 

Keynote Speakers:

Claire Colebrook

Eyal Weizman

Eleni Ikoniadou

Fred Botting

 

Call for Papers:

“The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space.” — Michel Foucault ‘Of Other Spaces’

“Oh God! I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space.” — Hamlet

Foucault’s assertion that the present epoch will be one of space immediately evokes the temporal. Whether we consider our epoch as modern, postmodern, or as non-modern, the philosophical treatment of space has been subordinated to time. Elizabeth Grosz has suggested that philosophy could draw on architecture to consider itself as a form of building or dwelling rather than as reflection of thought, evoking the spatial already implied by Heidegger. Occupy Wall Street and other recent anti-establishment protests in Brazil and Istanbul have been defined by journalist Bernardo Gutierrez as forming ‘anew architecture of protest’, convened by networks of consensus rather than dominant groups and ideology. Current theories and practices surrounding geopolitics, metamodelling, neuroscience, cartography and choreography support this growing emphasis on spatiality – whether focusing on produced space, social space and spaces of resistance, imaginary and poetic space, psychoanalytical and embodied space, sovereign space, performative space, digital space and/or virtual space.

This conference invites interdisciplinary approaches to the spatial. In particular we are interested in how thinking spatially or spatial practices reveal and open up disruptive, subversive or minoritarian fields within already existing discourses, be they philosophical, political, cultural or aesthetic. As Foucault has done in defining heterotopias, and as Edward Soja shows us through the idea of ‘thirding as othering’, it aims to rupture not only the particularities of those discourses, but the very possibility of thought itself through challenging existing borders, boundaries, horizons, surfaces and planes. We welcome proposals from all approaches including but not limited to: New Materialisms, Non-philosophy, Philosophy and Praxis, Cultural Studies, Political Theory, Geography, Architecture, Postcolonial Theory, Feminist and Queer Theory, Literature, Visual Cultures, and Art Theory and Practice, which consider space in the broadest terms. We also welcome proposals for practice based approaches and interventions.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to: lgscriticalspaces@gmail.com  by Friday 31 October 2014

At The London Graduate School blog: http://www.thelondongraduateschool.co.uk/blog/call-for-papers-critical-spaces-disorienting-the-topological/

 

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Marx's Grave

Marx’s Grave

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM 22.2

Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory

HM 22.2 is Now Online

See: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/1569206x/22/2

 

CONTENTS:

 

The Blood of the Commonwealth

Author: David McNally

pp.: 3–32 (30)

 

Editorial Introduction

Author: Giorgio Cesarale

pp.: 33–43 (11)

 

Towards a Theory of the Integral State

Author: Bruno Bosteels

pp.: 44–62 (19)

 

Escaping the Throne Room

Author: Ian McKay

pp.: 63–98 (36)

 

Philosophy of Praxis, Ideology-Critique, and the Relevance of a ‘Luxemburg-Gramsci Line’

Author: Jan Rehmann

pp.: 99–116 (18)

 

Gramsci’s ‘Non-contemporaneity’

Author: Fabio Frosini

pp.: 117–134 (18)

 

Neither an Instrument nor a Fortress

Author: Panagiotis Sotiris

pp.: 135–157 (23)

 

Gramsci without the Prince

Author: Martin Thomas

pp.: 158–173 (16)

 

The Great Canadian Slump, 1990–92

Author: Geoffrey McCormack

pp.: 174–218 (45)

 

Book review: Ontology of Production: Three Essays, written by Nishida Kitarō

Author: Viren Murthy

pp.: 219–236 (18)

 

Book review: Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain, written by Malcolm Quinn

Author: Dave Beech

pp.: 237–256 (20)

 

Book review: Spatiality, Sovereignty and Carl Schmitt: Geographies of the Nomos, written by Stephen Legg

Author: Marijn Nieuwenhuis

pp.: 257–285 (29)

 

Notes on Contributors

pp.: 287–289 (3)

Back Issues

pp.: 290–291 (2)

 

Volume 22, Issue 2, 2014

ISSN: 1465-4466

E-ISSN: 1569-206X

 

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/hm-22.2-now-online

 

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University for Strategic Optimism

University for Strategic Optimism

LONDON CAMPAIGN AGAINST POLICE AND STATE VIOLENCE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Date: Sunday 12th October at 1pm

Venue: Richard Hoggart Building Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building,
Goldsmiths (University of London), Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Registration 1pm.

London Campaign Against Police and State Violence will be holding our annual conference on the theme of ‘The Right to Life Under Threat by the State’. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free (but donations are welcome).

The full programme will be published shortly. The conference will feature:
Kofi Klu
Raspect Fyabinghi
United Families and Friends Campaign
Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association (JENGbA)
®Movement
Screening of Migrant Media’s new film ‘Burn’
Spoken word

Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/293056787547724/

Please RSVP by emailing lcapsv@gmail.com

 

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Athens, The Academy

Athens, The Academy

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH: 17th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

17th Annual International Conference on Education

18-21 May 2015, Athens, Greece

Call for Papers and Participation

The Education Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 17th Annual International Conference on Education, 18-21 May 2015, Athens, Greece. The conference website is: http://www.atiner.com/education.htm.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of education and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer. Papers (in English) from all areas of education are welcome.  For programs of previous conferences and other information, please visit the conference website: http://www.atiner.com/education.htm.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.com/fees.htm.

Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available at http://www.atiner.com/2015/SOC-EDU.htm.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.com, using the abstract submission form available at: http://www.atiner.com/2015/FORM-EDU.doc by the 20 October 2014 to:  Dr. Alexander Makedon, Head, Education Research Unit, ATINER & Professor of Philosophy of Education, Arellano University, Philippines. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

 

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