Zizek conference

My God! Zizek Conference is Now Accepting Papers

Zizek conference
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If you’ve ever wanted to socialize with a room full of Zizek fans, here’s your chance. The International Journal of Zizek Studies and the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning are now accepting paper proposals for the conference Parallax Future(s) in Art and Design, Ideology, and Philosophy.” The conference will take place April 4-6, 2014. Proposals are due October 1, 2013.

Keynote speakers will include Slavoj Zizek, Boris Groys, Creston Davis and Adrian Parr.

From the Zizek Studies Conference website:

The International Journal of Žižek Studies and University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) are pleased to invite submissions and participation for this year’s conference on Parallax Future(s) in Art and Design, Ideology, and Philosophy.” The conference theme calls us to examine aesthetic regimes and ideology (e.g., Ranciere), anti-philosophy in the postmodern world (e.g., Groys and Badiou), and ideology (e.g., Althusser, Eagleton, Zizek). How might one interpret a parallax gap/view in their respective fields using the work of Slavoj Zizek and connected discourses (e.g., Lacan, Dean, Freud, Copjec, Sloterdijk, Nancy, etc.)? We encourage the submission of papers that focus on this theme. In addition, we welcome general papers that may appear outside the theme, but still within keeping of the goals and scope of the International Journal of Zizek Studies (IJZS).

The conference committee seeks to incorporate and provide an opportunity to share and discuss these matters in the context of psychoanalysis, cultural studies, media and film studies, literary theory, philosophy, and a range of other intersecting fields. Proposals for scholarly panels, book sessions, and round tables that best address and connect to the conference theme will have first consideration; however, we encourage all interested authors who have written on or produced other work in these areas to submit proposals for review. We invite papers that traverse multiple disciplines and theoretical orientations. All proposals will be peer reviewed and evaluated.

Check it out here.