CFP: THINKING THE POLITICAL: THE WORK OF ERNESTO LACLAU

THINKING THE POLITICAL: THE WORK OF ERNESTO LACLAU


Wednesday 10th April – Friday 12th April 2013
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Ernesto Laclau
Paula Biglieri (University of Buenos Aires)
Oliver Marchart (Universität Luzern)
Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Jelica Šumič Riha (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)


Call for Papers
For over 40 years Ernesto Laclau’s work has consistently, almost obstinately, sought to rethink the status of the political. This conference reflects on the theoretical debates inspired by these interventions, the theoretical disagreements which they inspired, and looks towards new avenues for research opened up by Laclau’s work. The conference critically interrogates the various directions in which other scholars have taken Laclau’s ideas, with a particular focus on the thinking of the political.
Topics might include (all proposals for papers and panels will be considered):

·        Politics and the Political;

·        Antagonism and Democracy;

·        Rhetoric and Discourse Theory;

·        Discourse Theory and Political Economy;

·        Laclau’s critique of Marx and Marxism;

·        Rethinking Contingency;

·        Post-Marxism and the Revolutions of 2012;

·        Neo-liberalism and Post-Marxism;

·        Psychoanalysis, Marxism and Post-Marxism;

·        Althusser, Poulantzas and Laclau: Revisiting the 70s Debates;

·        Populism;

·        Hegemony and Socialist Strategy in 2013

·        The Theoretical Legacies of 1968

·        Disagreement: Laclau, Ranciere, Badiou, Zizek, Agamben

Abstracts of no more than 300 words, or applications to attend, should be emailed by the 21st February 2013 to Ian Sinclair on i.a.sinclair@brighton.ac.uk<mailto:i.sinclair1@uni.brighton.ac.uk> or to Mark Devenney on m.devenney@brighton.ac.uk <mailto:m.devenney@brighton.ac.uk> . The conference fee is £150 for both presenters and for those who wish to attend. This includes refreshments, lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and a buffet dinner on the Thursday evening.

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