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Resistances: Technologies and Relationalities
The 19th Annual Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture (PIC) Conference
April 17-18, 2009
Binghamton University â€“ Binghamton, NY
This conference seeks to explore the interconnectedness of technology,
relationality and practices of resistance. We conceptualize technology
broadly, as referring to systems, methods of organization, visual/imaging
techniques, and political strategies and tactics, as well as to specific
material objects and systems of objects â€“ tools, commodities, bodies.
We seek papers which explore the polyvalent deployments of technologies
in both reproducing extant systems of power relations and their attendant
practices of subjectification, as well as their role in fashioning
resistant subjects, practices, and communities. We understand these
processes and poÃ¯etic productions as thoroughly embedded, in terms of
both historical contingency and geopolitical location.
Relationality is the cloth of subjectification processes. It is real and
imagined, and inextricably linked to the production of subjects and
technologies in both oppressive and resistant logics across different
geopolitical locales. This conference also aims at igniting discussion
and debate on the contrasting logics of resistance as they are enacted
from disparate geopolitical positionalities.
In keeping with the interdisciplinary emphasis of Binghamton Universityâ€™s
Program in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture, we seek work that
flourishes in the conjunction of multiple frames of epistemological
inquiry, from fields including, but not limited to: postcolonial
studies, decolonial studies, queer and gender studies, ethnic studies,
media and visual culture studies, urban studies, science and technology
studies, critical theory, continental philosophy, and historiography.
Workers/writers/thinkers of all different disciplinary, inter-
disciplinary, and non-disciplinary stripes welcome, whether academically
affiliated or not. Submissions may be textual, performative, visual.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2009.
Please submit a 300-500 word abstract along with a cover letter that
includes your name, academic affiliation, contact numbers, complete
mailing address, and e-mail address, as well as information regarding any
technological equipment you may need for your presentation. Papers will
be considered for a 20 minute presentation, followed by discussion, so
please limit the length of paper to 10-12 pages.
Email address for inquiries and electronic submission of abstracts:
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