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POSTDOCTORAL LECTURING FELLOWSHIP IN CULTURAL POLITICS, COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA

University of East AngliaSchool of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Salary: £24,775 to £30,434 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Part-time (65% Full-time Equivalent)

Contract: Contract/Temporary

Applications Close: 11th July 2014

Job Ref: ATS651

This fixed term, part-time post is designed to allow a postdoctoral student to develop teaching skills and experience, as well as to complete a programme of publications to advance their academic career. This post is open to postdoctoral students whose PhD was submitted or awarded between 1 August 2012 and 1 August 2014

You must be able to teach on core first-year modules and other modules as required, as well as to supervise undergraduate dissertations.

This part-time post (65%FTE) is available from 1 September 2014 to 30 June 2015.

We especially welcome applicants from women, ethnic minorities and other groups currently underrepresented among the academic staff at the University of East Anglia.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver

For further details see here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AIZ643/postdoctoral-lecturing-fellowship-in-cultural-politics-communications-and-media/

University of East Anglia

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UEA Revisited - September 2009STUDENTSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

The School of Political, Social and International Studies at The University of East Anglia is inviting applications for a number of PhD studentships – some funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and some by the University. 

No areas are specifically asked for – but we would be very pleased indeed to receive applications from students interested in contemporary social, political or cultural theory and/or students working on radical politics, protest and similar. 

Links to two adverts are below – the deadline is January 31st so please do circulate far and wide or invite students you know to apply to us. 

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AHR586/ahrc-phd-studentships-political-social-and-international-studies/

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AHR587/funded-phd-studentships-political-social-and-international-studies/

 

Best, 

Alan Finlayson (UEA)

 

University of East Anglia – a great place to study, and Norwich is a fine city. I did my first degree there (in philosophy and economic history) and a postgraduate Diploma in Sociology. I really enjoyed the experience. Ruth Rikowski also did her degree there: in sociology and economic history. That’s where we met, in 1975. Our youngest son, Gregory, is currently doing a degree in Film Studies at UEA. Glenn Rikowski

 

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CULTURAL STUDIES AND MEDIA STUDIES POSTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA, NORWICH, UK

Five jobs are up for grabs at the University of East Anglia (UEA). None of them are specifically in post-structuralism but some of the media/culture jobs may be of interest to poststructuralists and ALL the posts are fairly open as to sub-field specialism. “Cultural Politics” broadly conceived is certainly an area from which we would be pleased to receive applications.

See:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AED720/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-new-media/

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AED723/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-media-and-culture/

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AED729/lecturer-in-international-media-and-culture/
 
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AED725/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-public-policy-and-public-management/
 
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AED728/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-british-politics/
 
Closing date is 23rd April 2012.

Alan Finlayson

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski (UEA BA Philosophy & Economic History 1972-1975; UEA Diploma in Sociology 1976-1977). The University of East Anglia is a great university, and Norwich is a fine city. Plus Norwich City are a pretty good Premier League football (soccer) team.

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Heraclitus

PHILOSOPHER KINGS?

HOW PHILOSOPHY INFORMS REAL POLITICS TODAY

A new series of 5 weekly lectures by major practicing politicians, in May – June 2012, on Thursday evenings. With responses from leading political philosophers. Held in Lecture Theatre 2, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Free admission: All welcome. [Please note: starting-times of talks vary.]

 

May 10: 5.15pm  Jon Cruddas MP, “The good society”.

Response by Dr. Liz McKinnell, Philosophy, UEA

 

May 17: 6pm  Lord Maurice Glasman, “Labour ideology”.                 

Response by Professor Alan Finlayson, Political, Social and International Studies , UEA

 

May 24: 6pm  David Willetts MP, title tba.

Response by Dr. Alex Brown, Political, Social and International Studies, UEA.

 

May 31: 7.30pm (time tbc)  A major Green speaker, tbc.

Response by Dr. Rupert Read, Philosophy, UEA.

 

June 7: 6pm  Baroness Ros Scott, “Localism”.

Response by Professor Molly Scott-Cato, Roehampton Institute. 

 

For further information, contact: Series organiser Rupert Readr.read@ uea.ac.uk  01603 592079

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Critique

THE POLITICS OF CRITIQUE

Call for PapersThe Politics of Critique

2nd Critical Studies Research Group Conference

Organised by the Critical Studies Research Group (CSRG)

18-19 July 2012, University of Brighton, UK

 

What is the meaning of critique today?

Riot, revolt, protest, occupation: the current historical conjuncture is marked by the confluence of multiple crises and the (re)emergence of oppositional activity against the political and economic status quo.  In defiance of the powers that seek to entrench inequality, movements across the world have emerged to act as living forms of critique.  Yet what we understand as critique – and what we understand as its politics – remains a pressing question.  We must therefore ask: what might the politics of critique mean for societies experiencing seismic shifts in light of the crises of the past decade?

This conference challenges engaged intellectuals to think though the revolutionary heritage in light of the extraordinary changes of the past decade.   It is an opportunity to look back in order to look forward; to situate ourselves theoretically and politically in relation to emergent forms of struggle and resistance; to re-imagine the stale binary of reform and revolution;  to question the relationship between theory and praxis; to rearticulate and reinvigorate the politics of critique.

We invite researchers from across the humanities and social sciences, particularly post-graduate students, to contribute to this interdisciplinary conference with papers that explore the above themes.  The event is the culmination of a year long seminar series which featured lectures from well known participants and commentators on the role and place of critique in contemporary society. These include Benjamin Noys, Saul Newman, Mark Devenney, Nina Power, Diana Coole, Alan Finlayson, Sarah Franklin, Costas Douzinas, and Howard Caygill.  Alongside keynote addresses, the conference will include both panel sessions and themed workshops convened by one or a combination of academics.

Abstracts of around 300 words should be sent to I.Sinclair1@uni.brighton.ac.uk no later than 2nd April 2012.   Presentations should be 20 minutes in length.  Conference fee is £40, which includes inter-session refreshments.

This event is hosted in collaboration with:

CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics)  

CRD (Centre for Research & Development)

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Aesthetics

RADICAL POLITICAL RHETORIC

Radical Political Rhetoric 

Coordinators: James Martin & Alan Finlayson

‘Political activity’, claims Jacques Rancière, ‘makes understood as discourse what was once only heard as noise’. Central to radical politics, then, are inventive rhetorical practices: mobilising critique, disrupting dominant forms of discourse and generating new forms of argumentation to win new audiences. But what are the contemporary sources for a radical political rhetoric? Who performs radical critique and how?  In what respects does the current crisis demand inventive rhetoric and to whom should these arguments be directed? Should radical politics be conceived as an argumentative practice at all? Can occupations and demonstrations effectively persuade and mobilise opinion? When does protest stop being just ‘noise’?

We invite papers to explore the rhetorical styles and substance of radical politics. Proposed papers may cover (but are not limited to) the following topics:

·      The philosophical sources, grounds and premises of radical rhetoric; their limitations and advantages

·      The stylistic forms of argumentation and communication

·      The audiences of radical political argument

·      Practical examples of inventive forms of critique and persuasion

·      Reflection on the rhetorical contexts and modalities of political critique

·      The place of emotions and affect in political communication

·      Democracy and rhetorical subjectivity

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Professor James Martin

Goldsmiths,UniversityofLondon

Email: j.martin@gold.ac.uk

Web: www.gold.ac.uk/politics/staff/martin/

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Human Nature

HUMANISM IN AGONISTIC PERSPECTIVE: THEMES FROM THE WORK OF BONNIE HONIG

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM 18th-19th April 2011

CALL FOR DELEGATES

We are delighted to announce a two-day conference on ‘Humanism in Agonistic Perspective: Themes from the work of Bonnie Honig’, hosted by CONCEPT: The Nottingham Centre for Normative Political Theory, with the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham.  

Conference Venue:

The Conference will take place at the National College Conference Centre, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, 18th–19th April, 2011

Conference Format:

The conference will begin on 18th April, with a plenary session from Professor Honig in the evening. The conference will continue on Tuesday 19th April. On Wednesday 20th Professor Honig will run a workshop for graduate students, separate registration is required for the workshop.

Plenary

Professor Bonnie Honig of Northwestern University will deliver the plenary lecture on Monday 18th April, 2011 at 5:30 pm. The title of her talk will be: Antigone versus Oedipus? Classicizing the ‘Human’ from Anitogne’s Claim to Germany in Autumn

Speakers

Confirmed speakers – Alan Finlayson (Swansea), Joe Hoover (LSE), Kimberley Hutchings (LSE), Gulshan Khan (Nottingham), Miriam Leonard (UCL), David Owen (Southampton), Mark Philp (Oxford), Andrew Schaap (Exeter), Marc Stears (Oxford), Mark Wenman (Nottingham), Clare Woodford (Queen Mary).

Abstracts are available on our website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/concept/centre-activities/humanisminagonisticperspective/index.aspx

Registration:

Costs are £110 (Residential Rate), £60 (Non-residential rate) and £30 (Non-residential student rate).  A conference dinner is available for an extra cost of £15 for non-residential delegates.  The postgraduate workshop cost is £15 and separate registration is required.  Full details and forms are available on our website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/concept/centre-activities/humanisminagonisticperspective/registration.aspx

Any queries please contact concept@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Mathew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy, School of Politics & IR, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. Tel: 0044 (0)115 951 4864 Fax: 0044 (0) 115 951 4859

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Sensoria - by HeadenD

JACQUES RANCIERE

 

A message from Alan Finlayson

The issue of Parallax that we put together on Jacques Rancière is out now. It’s online legitimately here: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g912900695

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Persuasion: Rhetoric and Politics in Contemporary Democracy

 

A seminar organized by the Goldsmiths’ Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy and the Centre for the Study of Culture and Politics, University of Swansea.

 

May 5 2009, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2-5pm

 

Venue: Small Hall Theatre, Richard Hoggart Building, followed by a wine reception in the SCR

 

 

Speakers: 

·                     Aletta Norval (University of Essex)

·                     Michael Carrithers (Durham University)

·                     Rochana Bajpai (SOAS)

·                     Alan Finlayson (Swansea University)

·                     Chair: James Martin (Goldsmiths)

 

 

Persuasion is one of the most fundamental of democratic political activities. But it is also one of the most ambiguous. Does democratic development and expansion require the slow substitution of persuasion or rational conviction or, on the contrary, the proliferation of opportunities for rhetorical contestation? Where is the line between persuasion and force? Are there standards of truth or consent that guarantee the democratic character of a persuasive activity? What forms of rhetoric distinguish a democratic polity from tyranny? What happens to political persuasion in an economy and culture dominated by commercial persuasion? How can we best understand and analyse the forms, modes and locations of contemporary political rhetoric as manifested in visual and media cultures?

 

This interdisciplinary seminar explores the modes of democratic persuasion, the methods for its explication and interpretation and the prospects for rhetoric both in the academy and in the contemporary multifaceted polis.

The event is free and open to all but please contact James Martin (j.martin@gold.ac.uk) if you’d like to attend.

 

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