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CfP: The Second Global Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 21 – 22 February 2014, Prague
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The Second Global Forum of Critical Studies
21-22 February 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
DEADLINE: 15 January 2014
Including 5 NEW PANELS:
Some say that the 21st Century or modernity altogether made humans more concerned with doing rather than being. As the classical Greek civilization valued most the reflexive thinking as a form of freedom from natural necessities, contemporary times profoundly involve individuals and the imaginary accompanying social practices in a restless logic of consumption, competition and engagement that profoundly – or some would say, radically – suspends or indefinitely postpones the autonomous capacity of human beings to question and reflect upon the social order and the meaning of social practices. The fast advancement of a peculiar logic of post-industrial societies, the gradual dissolution of alternative models to the capitalist logic and a multitude of other alerting factors pushed ahead a global spread culture of one-dimensional productions of meaning that advances a closure rather than a constant reflexive re-evaluation of cultural/social practices.
The Second Euroacademia Global Forum of Critical Studies aims to bring into an open floor the reflexive and questioning interaction among academics, intellectuals, practitioners and activists profoundly concerned with evaluative understandings of the world we’re living in. The focus of the forum is to initiate an arena where no question is misplaced and irrelevant as long as we acknowledge that evaluation, critical thinking and contestation are accessible trajectories to better understand our past, present and alternative scenarios for the future.
When it’s about critical thinking and critical studies there is intrinsically an unending open list of topics to be included. The Euroacademia Forum on Critical Studies proposes the 5 sections (that are by no means exclusive):
Papers on the following topics (and not only) are welcomed:
For complete information please see before applying:
You can apply on-line by completing the Application Form on the conference website or by sending a 300 words abstract together with the details of contact and affiliation until 15th of January 2014 at firstname.lastname@example.org