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[UPDATE] ONE MONTH to Sept 15 deadline: Proposals for "Is Thought Action"-Conference, University of Amsterdam
full name / name of organization:
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis/Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
NICA/ASCA Conference Exploring Tensions Between Academic Theory and Praxis
Keynote Lectures by Sut Jhally and Rosalind Gill.
”[People in the humanities] don’t know how to articulate how their work can have concrete effects on the world in which they live,” Judith Butler said in 2000, pointing to a general anxiety in the humanities that asks, “What effect are any of us having, and what effect can we have?”
The conference is open to all academics working in the humanities and/or social sciences, especially PhD and Research Master students (presenters can receive 1 ETCS). Proposals for papers that pertain to all aspects of the relationship between theory and practice are welcome. Papers reflecting on existing practices, experiments and experiences are especially encouraged. Please submit your proposal (max. 300 words) with a short biographical note (max. 150 words) by 15 September 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. If selected you will be asked to submit a paper of 3-4000 words (excluding bibliography) before 25 October 2013.
Aside from academic papers, we also welcome and very much encourage proposals for artworks, poetry/short fiction readings, film screenings or performances. When submitting creative works, please also send a proposal and short bio (as above).
The “Is Thought Action?” Conference will be a mixture of panel discussions, showcases of creative works and two keynote lectures. One will be delivered by Sut Jhally, Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation. The other keynote is by Rosalind Gill, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at King’s College London.
Potential topics/angles for papers include but are not limited to:
Practice-based work in academia: What, how, and why?