Conference "Resistance. Subjects, Representations, Contexts", 6-8 Nov 2014, Oldenburg, Germany

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Center for Migration, Education, and Cultural Studies, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany

Call for Papers:
Resistance. Subjects, Representations, Contexts
International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Oldenburg, Nov 6-8, 2014.
Organized by Martin Butler and Paul Mecheril

Opening Lecture by Gayatri C. Spivak (New York)

Not least because of its 40th anniversary and the commemoration of the host University's name patron, Carl von Ossietzky, the conference sets out to explore phenomena of resistance in different historical and contemporary contexts from an interdisciplinary and transcultural perspective in order to add to a theoretical debate on the term and concept(s) of resistance. The conference will be framed by three major questions: 1. What is 'resistance'? 2. On which normative grounds do forms of resistance work, how are they legitimized? 3. Who uses the term/concept of 'resistance'? When, where, and for what purposes? In order to approach these questions, the conference takes a distinctly comparative view on the various notions of resistance in different disciplinary as well as social and/or cultural contexts in order to discuss whether 'resistance' is an exclusively 'western' concept, or whether there are concepts of resistance that are not based on or refer to western intellectual, political, or ideological traditions.

Details on the conference's concept and the submission of proposals can be found in the CfP which is available at:

Please send your proposal to:
Submission deadline: May 1st, 2014.