UPDATE: [Graduate] âThe Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)â

full name / name of organization: 
David Roh
contact email: 

“The Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)”
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
April 18-19, 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education
Chair (UCLA)

The recent death of Jean Baudrillard has stimulated an engagement with his
work and its legacy across various fields both within academia and beyond
it. As seen in the recent “Remembering Baudrillard” issue of the
International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, his ideas continue to foster
productive discussion.

Many of Baudrillard’s terms and concepts, “hyperrality,” “simulacra,”
“alibi” and “the code” continue to proliferate in not only theoretical, but
popular texts as well. Whether or not we accept their validity, how can we
apply, transform, refigure, critique and salvage these ideas? What has his
work fostered in the different modes of critical theory: social scientific,
cultural, literary, technological, popular, communication and new media theory?

We invite papers engaging the future of this discussion. How do we succeed
Baudrillard? How should his work and thought be disseminated,
disintegrated, dispersed, and employed?

We welcome papers responding (but not limited) to the following topics:

Simulacra and Second Life
The Evil Demons of Images and the Materiality of Text
The Empire Strikes Back: American Intervention in Iraq
The Desert and the Real: Mediating Iraq
Mirror(s) of Production
Consumer Culture
Baudrillard Broadly: Influences, Allusions, Legacy
Stockpiling the Past
The Metaphysic of the Code
The Evil Genie of Passion
The Historicity of Postmodernism
Universalization, Globalization and Technological Progress
The Desert of the Matrix: Misreading Baudrillard
Advertising and the Ecology of Media
Guerrilla Graffiti Art

Please send a 250 word abstract as well as brief biographical information
to David Roh at roh_at_umail.ucsb.edu.

Deadline for submission: Monday, February 4th


 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Wed Dec 12 2007 - 00:55:39 EST