Chiasma: A Site for Thought Eighth Issue Call for Papers: Non/Non-being/Negativity

mschonbrun Calls for Papers

Chiasma: A Site for Thought is pleased to invite submissions for its eighth issue, on theoretical and philosophical investigations on the ‘non.’ Considerations of the ‘non’ arise as a parados in Western philosophical inquiry as early as Plato’s Sophist, with the Eleatic Stranger’s account of non-being as the capacity for change in Being. Here, ‘non-being’ instigates a position as both negative and positive: both lack of being or nothing and the productive motor of being via becoming. More recent theoretical investigation has charged the ‘non’ as a fundamental and paradoxical attribute of being: seen in Gilles Deleuze’s non-being or ?being and Theodor Adorno’s …

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Interfere: Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics Second Issue Call for Papers: Born In Flames

mschonbrun Calls for Papers

Second Issue: Born In Flames This issue of Interfere Journal invites contributions in political theory that analyze transformation through crisis. Topics for consideration include but are not limited to: Apocalyptic and utopian imaginaries and speculations towards an otherwise Riots and revolutions  Inspirations and excavations from the past  The ‘stickiness’ of heteropatriarchal and white supremacist relations Alternative environmental knowledges and relations to land and resources. From Brazil’s wetlands to the Australian bush to the US west coast to the Arctic Circle, skies glow orange as the climate crisis burns. At the same time, the movement for Black lives sets light to …

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Call for Abstracts—Aesthetic Relations

mschonbrun Calls for Papers

Call for abstracts for the conference A E S T H E T I C  R E L A T I O N S Copenhagen, January 20-22, 2021 The global pandemic has made us develop new ways of regulating the choreography of our everyday life: how we relate to our neighbors, to the material objects we interact with, and to the air we breathe. Some citizens have experienced a suspension of the right to assemble, to protest and cross borders–rights of which others have been deprived for long. Simultaneously, anti-racist movements have overthrown statues of colonial and imperial history and …

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Call for Papers—Queer Epistemicides

mschonbrun Calls for Papers

Institute of Modern Languages Research Regional Conference April 29-30, 2021 University of St Andrews Plenary speaker: Professor Dagmawi Woubshet (University of Pennsylvania) In 2020, queer theory celebrates its thirtieth birthday. This contentious and contested body of thought has come a long way since Italian feminist theorist Teresa de Lauretis proposed the phrase ‘queer theory’ at a conference in Santa Cruz, California, and then used it more expansively in a special issue of differences which came out a year later. She would go on to disavow the phrase, but by then it had gained its own momentum and significant disciplinary and …

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Call for Papers—On Strikes and Critical Theory

bgeorge Calls for Papers

Abstracts (400 words) are due on October 15, 2020, and those invited to submit full papers for peer review will have a May 1, 2021 deadline for paper submission. Articles should be approximately 10,000 words, including notes; shorter contributions should be 2,000-5,000 words, including notes. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Susana Draper or Samera Esmeir at CFPcriticaltimes@berkeley.edu. — Modern labor strikes became a strategy of the working class with the onset of the industrial revolution, and they have been deployed since to both revolutionary and reformist ends. But much has changed in the practice of strikes since the period of their modern intertwinement …

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