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London Conference in Critical Thought 2014: Goldsmiths, University of London, 27-28 June 2014

Call for Papers

The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests.

Central to the vision of the conference is an inter-institutional, non-hierarchal, and accessible event that makes a particular effort to embrace emergent thought and the participation of emerging academics, fostering new avenues for critically-oriented scholarship and collaboration.

The conference is divided into thematic streams, each coordinated by different researchers and with separate calls for papers, included in this document. We welcome paper proposals that respond to the particular streams below. In addition, papers may be proposed as part of a general stream, i.e. with no specific stream in mind. Spanning a range of broad themes, these streams provide the impetus for new points of dialogue. Read the full call for papers here:

Download Views PDF_2 LCCT 2014 Call for papers

  • Aesthetic Refusals: Oppositional Citizenship and Public Culture
  • Conceptions and Practices of Critical Pedagogy
  • Critical Approaches to Care Relationships
  • (Dis)orders of Migration
  • Dissenting Methods: Engaging Legacies of the Past, Defining Critical Futures
  • ‘entitled’
  • ‘everyday political’
  • How Does One Think Difference?
  • Legal Critique: Positions, Negotiations and Strategies
  • Moving Through the Intersection? Interrogating Categories and Postintersectional Politics
  • Philosophy and Critical Thought Inside and Outside The University
  • Pragmatism and Critical Traditions
  • Sounding the Counterfactual: Hyperstition and Audial Futurities
  • Strategies of Silence
  • Street Level: Towards a Critical Discourse on Urban Aesthetics
  • Subjects in Space(s): Navigating Multiplicity
  • The Critical Brain
  • The Human After Anthropocentrism? Life. Matter. Being.
  • Time Discipline
  • What is the Question of Critique? 

Please send paper/presentation proposals with the relevant stream indicated in the subject line to paper-subs@londoncritical.org. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and should be received by the 10th March 2014.

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An interesting development in open access publishing – UCL Press

Progressive Geographies

An interesting development in open access publishing – UCL Press from University College London:

UCL is delighted to announce the establishment of UCL Press. UCL is committed to celebrating the achievements and innovation of its world-class researchers. The mission of UCL Press is to promote academic excellence and support research, and to do so through a range of Open Access publishing activities.

All titles published by UCL Press will be made available in Open Access digital form through UCL Discovery, as well as in print-on-demand and consumer e-book formats available commercially. All books will be produced with high-quality design and typesetting. UCL Press will meet the costs of publication for any books accepted by the Press that are either written solely by UCL staff, or in the case of multi-author volumes, where a UCL member of staff leads the project or is one of the authors. As the Press…

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Summer Institute in Urban Studies @ Manchester

summer fun. always somewhere not here….

Path to the Possible

Summer 2014 marks the first Summer Institute in Urban Studies. It will take place at the University of Manchester over the week 29 June to 4 July.

Open to just 25 doctoral students (usually post-fieldwork), postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed faculty/lecturers (normally within three years of first continuous appointment), the Institute comprises an intensive, week-long program of activities. It is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the innovatory developments and enduring controversies in urban studies, as well as mentoring and support in the different aspects of the academic labour process, from applying for grants to designing courses, from editing books and special issues of journals to writing book proposals, and from publishing in journals to working at the academic/non-academic interface. It consists of panels, lectures, reading groups, with participants involved in shaping the final programme.

Featured speakers are:

David Imbroscio, Professor, Department of Political Science & Public…

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