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DISCOURSE, POWER & RESISTANCE IN EDUCATION NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2014

DPR14 – Research and Practice: Exchange and Change

University of Greenwich, UK – 8-10 April, 2014
 
Is it time to remind ourselves what the conference is all about? Click here for the home page. That subtitle Exchange and Change could become a mantra: we exchange – that’s what conferences do, in coffee queues, lectures, presentations, workshops, and late into the small hours  – and change; we ourselves change; we change ourselves; we change one-another; we change the world…. The butterfly effect is good science.

There are just 67 days before the conference. This seems a long time; but the days will race by. Each year around this time the pace quickens as colleagues begin to realize it is time to send their abstracts, make their applications for funding to their institutions, apply for visas, book travel and accommodation, and prepare their presentations – papers, workshops, or posters. The second call for papers is 14 February – Valentine’s Day. As you sniff the bouquets that appear on your doorstep, adjust your bow tie and/or tiara and set out for romance, or, if you are in the UK, as you curl up before the fire to watch what the BBC rather discouragingly announces as highlights of today’s action from the Sochi Winter Olympics, which Team GB was hoping would bring medals, remind yourself that it is time to send your abstract. DPR does not do deadlines, seeing them as just as rigid, joyless and lifeless as they sound. Nevertheless, time is running out.

We have an outstanding and brilliant line up of keynote speakers this year: Richard Pring, then Stefan Collini, then Ivor Goodson. Details are posted on the web pages here, where you will see their pictures, brief biographies and the titles of their keynote presentations.

Just launched is a DPR blog, something we have been wanting for a while. The blog is in its infancy. We hope you will send your comments and your articles for inclusion, and that the blog will provide a forum for vigorous exchange and debate. Another innovation is the DPR Twitter site. Click, tweet, enjoy! We are grateful to John Blewitt for offering to look after the blog, and to James Duggan for taking care of Twitter.

I want to add an appeal which many of you will find familiar: please will you help us to spread the word about the conference? We rely on the goodwill of colleagues to send on information to their friends and colleagues, networks, institutions and mailing lists; perhaps also by using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Academia Edu – etc. One reason that DPR has continued to grow is that colleagues have been willing to give time to this. We will be most grateful if you can help to make the conference known, by forwarding this link to the conference home page, where there are further links to all aspects of the conference.
 
We very much hope to see you at the conference.
With all best wishes
Jerome 
(Jerome Satterthwaite – on behalf of the DPR Management Team)
 
Note: Click here to read this newsletter via the DPR website style.

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‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

The New Left Book Club: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/the-new-left-book-club-call-for-papers/

Glenn Rikowski at Academia: https://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski   

Communisation

Communisation

DPR CONFERENCE NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2013

DISCOURSE, POWER AND RESISTANCE IN EDUCATION

DPR14Research and Practice: Exchange and Change
University of Greenwich, UK – 8-10 April, 2014

Dear Colleagues

The conference is taking shape. The first call for papers is 3 December 2013; but abstracts are already coming in. Click here to see the abstracts already accepted, and here for the symposia proposed so far. DPR is democractic; and the conference reflects this, taking shape and developing its agenda as colleagues discuss ideas and as proposals come in. We strongly encourage you to get involved at this early stage by sending in proposals for papers, workshops, posters, exhibition work or performance relating to the issues around exchange and change. Help to shape the conference agenda.

Recently I asked colleagues what DPR meant to them. DPR conferences have been held each year since 2002, a book series has widely published conference themes and issues, for the last five years the journal Power and Education has extended the discussion, and an international network is growing as DPR colleagues work together and share ideas. What is this all about, and why does it matter? Here are some of the answers colleagues gave me:

  • DPR is a space for rebellious thinking and a master class in theory and philosophy around contemporary culture and education
  • DPR is a stimulating environment to be immersed in
  • DPR is a seed bank – a nuclear bunker – where ideas, values, practices, things that really matter can be kept safely alive until the sickness of neoliberalism has gone by
  • DPR is not elitist: it’s a good place to be for researchers and practitioners new and old
  • DPR is serious, but it’s extraordinarily friendly and invigorating.

 

Here is a quote from the flyer for DPR14: “DPR is political because teaching, learning and research are political: social justice requires that new understandings lead to action. DPR14 sets out to understand and to share the huge diversity of insights that only a truly international conference can bring together; to take courage, with a view to making things change.”

The DPR website has been updated. We hope it will be easy to use and a quick way to find out everything you need to know about the conference, the venue, travel, accommodation, registration and fees. Further information is being added regularly so please keep browsing the site.

Two news items:

1.       Pat Sikes has asked me to circulate information about the 2014 Qualitative Book of the Year Award: Call for Nominations. (Deadline: November 15, 2013). Click here to find out more.
2.       Dorit Kedar has sent information about the publication of her major project: The Book of Inter-religious Peace in Word and Image. Click here to read more.

Please will you help to spread the word about the conference by forwarding this Newsletter to colleagues, networks and institutions you think may be interested. Please contact me if there is any further information you would like, or to discuss a possible contribution to the conference.

With all best wishes
Jerome  (Jerome Satterthwaite – on behalf of the DPR Management Team)

STOP PRESS: Stefan Collini – author of What Are Universities For? (Penguin, 2012) has agreed to be a keynote speaker. For a foretaste of his brilliant wit and comprehensive understanding of contemporary Higher Education, read his Sold Out in the London Review of Books, 24 October 2013.

Note: Click here to read this newsletter via the DPR website.

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Alternative Education

Alternative Education

DISCOURSE POWER RESISTANCE CONFERENCE: DPR14, APRIL 8-10, 2014

Discourse Power Resistance

DPR is an annual international conference that has been held each Spring since 2002. The conferences began with a focus on the social, economic, political and cultural forces that shape education policy and practice world-wide. Over the years this broad focus has been maintained; but what has established the international reputation of DPR has been the on-going critical analysis of issues of social justice, and the commitment to enable silenced and marginalized voices to be heard: discourse, power, resistance.

DPR14 – Research and Practice: Exchange and Change

University of Greenwich, UK 8-10 April, 2014

At least in the humanities and social sciences, research needs to be reciprocal: asking questions, we are called in question, the researcher researched; and the outcome is mutual understanding one of another. The otherness of strangers, our essential strangeness one to another, brings us together to new insights which are never complete but always shared: to research is to be, in John Donne’s word, involved. Research should be mutual exchange.

All well and good! But if anything is to come of this deepened understanding – this coming together – it needs to be political. Research – exchange – is not enough. DPR is political because teaching, learning and research are political: social justice requires that new understandings lead to action. DPR14 sets out to understand and to share the huge diversity of insights that only a truly international conference can bring together; to take courage, with a view to making things change. This is the praxis Karl Marx had in mind: Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.

How can a conference change anything? Let us say it again: we come together, we share our ideas and questions and concerns; we take courage, because we need courage to challenge and change bad practice, tired conformity. We have left on the website the abstracts that were accepted for 2013 and from the two previous years, so as to demonstrate the conferences’ on-going commitment to sustained critical analysis leading to constructive change.

Presentations at the conference will take the form of papers, workshops, performances, exhibitions, and posters. The conference brings together a range of practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, learners and teachers, with ideas to share about research and practice, through single or joint presentations or as a contribution to any of the symposia that will be taking shape. Please keep an eye on the DPR web pages for further details.

See: http://www.dprconference.com/

If you have suggestions, or ideas for a contribution you would like to discuss, please contact the conference organizer,

Jerome Satterthwaite
jnsatterthwaite@gmail.com

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

Dialectics

Dialectics

COMMUNICATION, CRISIS, CRITIQUE AND CHANGE

Call for Abstracts by Research Network 18 – Sociology of Communications and Media Research: Communication, Crisis, Critique and Change

Coordinator: Christian Fuchs christian.fuchs@ut.at
Communication, Crisis, Critique and Change
http://www.esa11thconference.eu/call-for-papers/research-networks/RN18
https://www.facebook.com/events/450441271689391/

Abstracts should not exceed 1750 characters (including spaces, approximately 250 words). Each paper session will have the duration of 1.5 hours. Normally sessions will include 4 papers.

For submission, please use the form that shows up when clicking on the links next to the session titles onhttp://www.esa11thconference.eu/call-for-papers/research-networks/RN18

Abstracts can only be submitted online no later than 1st of February 2013 to the submission platform hosted on the conference website. Abstracts sent by email cannot be accepted.

ESA RN18 focuses in its conference stream on the discussion of how crisis, critque and societal changes shape the study of media, communication & society today. The overall questions we want to address are:
* Which crises (including the fnancial and economic crisis of capitalism, global wars and conflicts, ecological crisis, the crisis of democracy, legitimation crisis, etc) are we experiencing today and how do they influence media and communication in contemporary society?
* What are the major changes of society, the media, and communication that we are experiencing today?
* What forms of political critique (political movements) and academic critique (critical studies, critical media sociology, critical theory, etc) are emerging today and are needed for interpreting and changing media, communication and society?

ESA RN18 is calling for both general submissions on “Communicaton, Crisis, Critique and Change” that address these questions as wellas more specific submissions that address a number of specific session topics. For detailed session descriptions, please see: http://www.esa11thconference.eu/call-for-papers/research-networks/RN18

01RN18. Capitalism, Communication, Crisis & Critique Today
This session focuses on how to critically study the connection of capitalism and communication in times of crisis.

02RN18. Communication, Crisis and Change in Europe
This session focuses on media and communicaton in Europe in times of crisis and change. We are especially interested in presentations that cover Europe as a whole and go beyond single-country studies

03RN18. Knowledge Labour in the Media and Communication Industries in Times of Crisis

04RN18. Critical Social Theory and the Media: Studying Media, Communication and Society Critically

05RN18. Sociology of Communications and Media Research (open)

06JS18. RN18 Joint session with RN06 Critical Political Economy
Critical Political Economy of the Media and Communication in Times of Capitalist Crisis and Change
(Chairs: Ian Bruff & Christian Fuchs)

18JS29. RN18 Joint session with RN29 Social Theory
Social Theory and Media Sociology Today
(Chairs: George Pleios and Csaba Szalo)

 

First published: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/call-for-abstracts-by-research-network-18-sociology-of-communications-and-media-research-communication-crisis-critique-and-change.-esa-conference-turin-28-31-august-2013

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Glenn Rikowski’s MySpace Blog: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski/blog

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com 

 

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