World Picture Journal Annual Conference - "Action" - CfP Deadline Approaching (30th June)

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World Picture Journal
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worldpicturejournal@gmail.com

World Picture Journal Annual Conference
University of Sussex, Brighton
2-3 November 2012

Theme: Action

Keynote speakers:
Felix Ensslin, Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart
Alberto Toscano, Goldsmiths College, London

The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year’s meeting we welcome papers on questions of action. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):

voluntarism
collectivity (in aesthetics, media, politics)
intentionality
acting (in film, media, theatre/performance)
acting out
willfulness
riotous behaviour
interaction/interactivity
inaction/inactivity
performative utterances/actions
performativity
neo-Arendtian accounts of action
media as action
action in perception
decision
stimulation

Please send a 250 word abstract, five-entry bibliography, and brief bio to worldpicturejournal@gmail.com by 30 June.

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film_and_television
general_announcements
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
theory