The Lost Subject

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dundee
contact email: 
e.r.rogers@dundee.ac.uk

DEADLINE EXTENDED - 9th APRIL 2013

Tuesday 14th May 2013
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

‘The Lost Subject’ is the Second Annual Postgraduate Conference hosted by the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee. It aims to explore the diverse applications of the notion of ‘The Lost Subject’ in both academic and creative terms. ‘Lost Subject’ can refer to research or practice that is not yet fully accepted (a condition that most research is in at some point) or involves the study of lost or recovered material. This conference also welcomes discussion of the process of research and the material that is ‘lost’ in the shaping of one’s work but which might lead to other avenues of enquiry or practice. Other approaches may include, but are not limited to:

• Topics, objects or media which have been overlooked or undervalued in academic study
• Reclaiming individuality; engaging with or resisting determinist narratives
• Re-balancing the value of Humanities relative to STEM subjects
• The problems of macro-analytic approaches to social issues
• Methodological problems and diagnostic issues in the social sciences
• Engaging with minoritarian authors, artists or forms

Proposals that address any configuration of ‘The Lost Subject’ are welcomed from all disciplines and periods. Proposals should be 300 words long, for papers and poster sessions lasting 20 minutes for PhD students, with the option for Masters students to speak for 10 minutes if they wish.

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/humanities/postgraduatestudy/pgconference/

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