Zizek Studies Conference 2012
|Event Date/Time: Apr 28, 2012||End Date/Time: Apr 29, 2012|
|Registration Date: Apr 29, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 16, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Feb 04, 2012|
How do we interpret, (mis)engage, and confront fantasies created by neoliberalism, popular culture, and ideology? How does the perverted gaze implicate others and structure possible fantasies in the post-political and postmodern epoch? How does the work of Å½iÅ¾ek and others (e.g., Jodi Dean, Joan Copjec, Zygmunt Bauman, Alain Badiou, Peter Sloterdijk, Stuart Hall, Jacques RanciÃ¨re, Simon Critchley, Naomi Klein, Fredric Jameson, Julia Kristeva, and others) provide complementary and contrasting frameworks for addressing these themes?
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.
Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Å½iÅ¾ek Studies (IJZS). A call for papers will be issued by the journal editors shortly after the conference. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and competitively selected by the IJZS editorial board.
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper
Papers submitted by graduate students will be eligible to compete for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. This award acknowledges graduate students (submitting from any field of study) who exemplify unique intersections, theoretical orientations, and styles that promote nuanced discourses in the conference tracks (see below). Graduate papers will be competitively selected from each track by the conference board, and there will be one award per track. Interested authors must submit full papers by March 1, 2012.
Papers (single and co-authored)
Individual presentation of papers will be limited to 15 minutes. Authors should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, full contact and institutional information, and any audio/visual needs. Individual papers will be grouped into panel and roundtable sessions according to conference tracks and topics.
Panels should be composed of 3-6 presenters. Panelists should allocate their time for presentation according to the number of presenters in order to leave approximately 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposals for panels should include a summary abstract for the panel (500 word max), indication of any audio/visual requirements, full contact and institutional data for each of the participants, and individual abstracts (200 word max) for each paper.
Papers will be placed in topical tracks for organizational and interest purposes.
Track 1 â€œSocial Sciencesâ€: politics, ecology, sociology, or another area of the social sciences.
Track 2 â€œCultural Studiesâ€: film studies, media studies, literature theory/studies, and general cultural studies themes.
Track 3 â€œPhilosophy and Religionâ€
Track 4: â€œOtherâ€
For more information contact
Antonio Garcia, Conference Director: firstname.lastname@example.org