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    1. Dec
      12
      Thu

      1. Re-Inventing Eastern Europe (7th Edition), Prague, Czech Republic, 13 – 14 December 2019 (all-day)
        Dec 12 – Dec 13

        Call for Papers
        7th Euroacademia International Conference
        Re-Inventing Eastern Europe
        30 Years from the Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe

        13 – 14 December 2019
        School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic

        Deadline for Paper Proposals: 1 November 2019

        Conference Description:

        The 7th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Re-Inventing Eastern Europe’ aims to make a case and to provide alternative views on the dynamics, persistence and manifestations of practices of alterity making that take place in Europe and broadly in the mental mappings of the world. It offers an opportunity for scholars, activists and practitioners to identify, discuss, and debate the multiple dimensions in which specific narratives of alterity making towards Eastern Europe preserve their salience today in re-furbished and re-fashioned manners. The conference aims to look at the processes of alterity making as puzzles and to address the persistence of the East-West dichotomies.

        Not a long time ago, in 2010, a British lady was considered bigoted by Gordon Brown upon asking ‘Where do all these Eastern Europeans come from?’. Maybe, despite her concern with the dangers of immigration for Britain, the lady was right in showing that such a question still awaits for answers in Europe. The ironic thing however is that a first answer to such a question would point to the fact that the Eastern Europeans come from the Western European imaginary. As Iver Neumann puts it, ‘regions are invented by political actors as a political programme, they are not simply waiting to be discovered’. And, as Larry Wolff skillfully showed, Eastern Europe is an invention emanated initially from the intellectual agendas of the elites of the Enlightenment that later found its peak of imaginary separation during the Cold War.
        The Economist, explicitly considered Eastern Europe to be wrongly labeled and elaborated that ‘it was never a very coherent idea and it is becoming a damaging one’. The EU enlargement however, was expected to make the East – West division obsolete under the veil of a prophesied convergence. That would have finally proven the non-ontologic, historically contingent and unhappy nature of the division of Europe and remind Europeans of the wider size of their continent and the inclusive and empowering nature of their values. Yet still, 30 years after the revolutions in the Central and Eastern European countries, Leon Mark, while arguing that the category of Eastern Europe is outdated and misleading, bitterly asks a still relevant question: ‘will Europe ever give up the need to have an East?’
        Eastern Europe was invented as a region and continues to be re-invented from outside and inside. From outside its invention was connected with alterity making processes, and, from inside the region, the Central and Eastern European countries got into a civilizational beauty contest themselves in search of drawing the most western profile: what’s Central Europe, what’s more Eastern, what’s more Ottoman, Balkan, Byzantine, who is the actual kidnapped kid of the West, who can build better credentials by pushing the Easterness to the next border. A wide variety of scholars addressed the western narratives of making the Eastern European other as an outcome of cultural politics of enlightenment, as an effect of EU’s need to delineate its borders, as an outcome of its views on security , or as a type of ‘orientalism’ or post-colonialism. Most of these types of approaches are still useful in analyzing the persistence of an East-West slope. The region is understood now under a process of convergence, socialization and Europeanization that will have as outcomes an ‘ever closer union’ where the East and the West will fade away as categories. Yet the reality is far from such an outcome while the persistence of categories of alterity making towards the ‘East’ is not always dismantled. The discourse on core-periphery, new Europe/old Europe is rather gaining increasing ground in the arena of European identity narratives often voiced by the EU. The conference aims to address globally or through case studies the diversity and change within the CEE region 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

        The conference is organized yet by no means restricted to the following topics:
        - The Agenda of the Enlightenment: Inventing Eastern Europe
        - Thinking Eastern Europe: Contributions to Understanding an Invented Region
        - Europe East and West: On the Persistence of the Division
        - Reviewing Alternative Modernities: East and West
        - Europe and the Inclusive/Exclusive Nexus
        - Mental Mappings on Eastern Europe
        - People-ing the Eastern Europeans
        - Geopolitical Views on the East-West Division
        - Post-colonial readings of Eastern Europe
        - Making Borders to the East: Genealogies of Othering
        - Europe as Seen from its East
        - Myths and Misconceptions on Eastern Europe
        - Social Causes and the Pursuit of Social Beliefs in Central and Eastern Europe
        - Protest and Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe
        - Central Europe vs. Eastern Europe
        - Reading the Past: On Memory and Memorialization
        - The Eastern European ‘Other’ Inside the European Union
        - Core Europe/Non-Core Europe
        - European Values and the Process of Europeanization of Eastern Europe as Pedagogy
        - Assessing Convergence in Eastern Europe
        - Explaining Divergence and Diversity in Eastern Europe
        - Central and Eastern Europe and the EU
        - Scenarios for the Future of Eastern Europe
        - Debating the End of European Solidarity
        - Eastern Europe and Asymmetries of Europeanization
        - Re-making Eastern Europe: Pushing the Easterness to the Next Border
        - From the Ottoman Empire to Russia: Cultural Categories in the Making of Eastern Europe
        - Go West! Migration from Eastern Europe and Experiences of ‘Othering’
        - Explaining the Growth of Far Right Movements and Populist Parties in Eastern Europe
        - Lifestyles and the Quotidian Peculiarities of the Invented East
        - Europe and the Logic of Growth through Austerity: The Impact on Eastern Europe of the Crises
        - Visual Representation of Eastern Europe in Film: From Dracula to Barbarian Kings
        - Guidebooks for the Savage Lands: Representations of Eastern Europe in Travel Guides
        - Urban Landscapes in Eastern Europe
        - Religion and Politics in Eastern Europe
        - European Narratives of the Past: The Mnemonic/Amnesic Nexuses
        - Eastern European Literature and Authors
        - Changing Politics and the Transformation of Cities in Eastern Europe
        - Eastern Europe and Artistic Movements
        - Writing about the East in West
        - Writing about the West in East
        - The Eastern European ‘Other’ Inside the European Union
        - The Formation of European Subaltern Identities
        - Europe and Russia
        - European Diplomacy and Consensus in Foreign Policy: What Role for Eastern Europe?
        - Feminist & Queer Readings of Contemporary Eastern Europe
        - Gender Politics in CEE
        - Illiberal States – From Negative Determinants to a Self-Affirming Ideology and State Positioning
        - Anti-Immigration, Nationalism and Far Right Parties in Central and Eastern Europe
        - Migration Routes and New Walls in CEE
        - Assessing the Quality of Democracy and Convergence in the Region

        DEADLINE FOR 300 WORDS ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION IS 1ST OF NOVEMBER 2019

        For on-line application and complete information on the event, please see:

        http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7th-reinventing-eastern-europe/

        The 300 words titled abstract and details of affiliation can also be sent to [email protected] with the name of the conference specified in the subject line. We will acknowledge the receipt of all proposals. In case you received no confirmation in one day after applying on-line, please re-send your abstract by e-mail as well.

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        Re-Inventing Eastern Europe (7th Edition), Prague, Czech Republic, 13 – 14 December 2019 (all-day)
    2. Dec
      13
      Fri

      1. Re-Inventing Eastern Europe (7th Edition), Prague, Czech Republic, 13 – 14 December 2019 (all-day)
        Dec 13 – Dec 14

        Call for Papers
        7th Euroacademia International Conference
        Re-Inventing Eastern Europe
        30 Years from the Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe

        13 – 14 December 2019
        School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic

        Deadline for Paper Proposals: 1 November 2019

        Conference Description:

        The 7th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Re-Inventing Eastern Europe’ aims to make a case and to provide alternative views on the dynamics, persistence and manifestations of practices of alterity making that take place in Europe and broadly in the mental mappings of the world. It offers an opportunity for scholars, activists and practitioners to identify, discuss, and debate the multiple dimensions in which specific narratives of alterity making towards Eastern Europe preserve their salience today in re-furbished and re-fashioned manners. The conference aims to look at the processes of alterity making as puzzles and to address the persistence of the East-West dichotomies.

        Not a long time ago, in 2010, a British lady was considered bigoted by Gordon Brown upon asking ‘Where do all these Eastern Europeans come from?’. Maybe, despite her concern with the dangers of immigration for Britain, the lady was right in showing that such a question still awaits for answers in Europe. The ironic thing however is that a first answer to such a question would point to the fact that the Eastern Europeans come from the Western European imaginary. As Iver Neumann puts it, ‘regions are invented by political actors as a political programme, they are not simply waiting to be discovered’. And, as Larry Wolff skillfully showed, Eastern Europe is an invention emanated initially from the intellectual agendas of the elites of the Enlightenment that later found its peak of imaginary separation during the Cold War.
        The Economist, explicitly considered Eastern Europe to be wrongly labeled and elaborated that ‘it was never a very coherent idea and it is becoming a damaging one’. The EU enlargement however, was expected to make the East – West division obsolete under the veil of a prophesied convergence. That would have finally proven the non-ontologic, historically contingent and unhappy nature of the division of Europe and remind Europeans of the wider size of their continent and the inclusive and empowering nature of their values. Yet still, 30 years after the revolutions in the Central and Eastern European countries, Leon Mark, while arguing that the category of Eastern Europe is outdated and misleading, bitterly asks a still relevant question: ‘will Europe ever give up the need to have an East?’
        Eastern Europe was invented as a region and continues to be re-invented from outside and inside. From outside its invention was connected with alterity making processes, and, from inside the region, the Central and Eastern European countries got into a civilizational beauty contest themselves in search of drawing the most western profile: what’s Central Europe, what’s more Eastern, what’s more Ottoman, Balkan, Byzantine, who is the actual kidnapped kid of the West, who can build better credentials by pushing the Easterness to the next border. A wide variety of scholars addressed the western narratives of making the Eastern European other as an outcome of cultural politics of enlightenment, as an effect of EU’s need to delineate its borders, as an outcome of its views on security , or as a type of ‘orientalism’ or post-colonialism. Most of these types of approaches are still useful in analyzing the persistence of an East-West slope. The region is understood now under a process of convergence, socialization and Europeanization that will have as outcomes an ‘ever closer union’ where the East and the West will fade away as categories. Yet the reality is far from such an outcome while the persistence of categories of alterity making towards the ‘East’ is not always dismantled. The discourse on core-periphery, new Europe/old Europe is rather gaining increasing ground in the arena of European identity narratives often voiced by the EU. The conference aims to address globally or through case studies the diversity and change within the CEE region 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

        The conference is organized yet by no means restricted to the following topics:
        - The Agenda of the Enlightenment: Inventing Eastern Europe
        - Thinking Eastern Europe: Contributions to Understanding an Invented Region
        - Europe East and West: On the Persistence of the Division
        - Reviewing Alternative Modernities: East and West
        - Europe and the Inclusive/Exclusive Nexus
        - Mental Mappings on Eastern Europe
        - People-ing the Eastern Europeans
        - Geopolitical Views on the East-West Division
        - Post-colonial readings of Eastern Europe
        - Making Borders to the East: Genealogies of Othering
        - Europe as Seen from its East
        - Myths and Misconceptions on Eastern Europe
        - Social Causes and the Pursuit of Social Beliefs in Central and Eastern Europe
        - Protest and Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe
        - Central Europe vs. Eastern Europe
        - Reading the Past: On Memory and Memorialization
        - The Eastern European ‘Other’ Inside the European Union
        - Core Europe/Non-Core Europe
        - European Values and the Process of Europeanization of Eastern Europe as Pedagogy
        - Assessing Convergence in Eastern Europe
        - Explaining Divergence and Diversity in Eastern Europe
        - Central and Eastern Europe and the EU
        - Scenarios for the Future of Eastern Europe
        - Debating the End of European Solidarity
        - Eastern Europe and Asymmetries of Europeanization
        - Re-making Eastern Europe: Pushing the Easterness to the Next Border
        - From the Ottoman Empire to Russia: Cultural Categories in the Making of Eastern Europe
        - Go West! Migration from Eastern Europe and Experiences of ‘Othering’
        - Explaining the Growth of Far Right Movements and Populist Parties in Eastern Europe
        - Lifestyles and the Quotidian Peculiarities of the Invented East
        - Europe and the Logic of Growth through Austerity: The Impact on Eastern Europe of the Crises
        - Visual Representation of Eastern Europe in Film: From Dracula to Barbarian Kings
        - Guidebooks for the Savage Lands: Representations of Eastern Europe in Travel Guides
        - Urban Landscapes in Eastern Europe
        - Religion and Politics in Eastern Europe
        - European Narratives of the Past: The Mnemonic/Amnesic Nexuses
        - Eastern European Literature and Authors
        - Changing Politics and the Transformation of Cities in Eastern Europe
        - Eastern Europe and Artistic Movements
        - Writing about the East in West
        - Writing about the West in East
        - The Eastern European ‘Other’ Inside the European Union
        - The Formation of European Subaltern Identities
        - Europe and Russia
        - European Diplomacy and Consensus in Foreign Policy: What Role for Eastern Europe?
        - Feminist & Queer Readings of Contemporary Eastern Europe
        - Gender Politics in CEE
        - Illiberal States – From Negative Determinants to a Self-Affirming Ideology and State Positioning
        - Anti-Immigration, Nationalism and Far Right Parties in Central and Eastern Europe
        - Migration Routes and New Walls in CEE
        - Assessing the Quality of Democracy and Convergence in the Region

        DEADLINE FOR 300 WORDS ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION IS 1ST OF NOVEMBER 2019

        For on-line application and complete information on the event, please see:

        http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7th-reinventing-eastern-europe/

        The 300 words titled abstract and details of affiliation can also be sent to [email protected] with the name of the conference specified in the subject line. We will acknowledge the receipt of all proposals. In case you received no confirmation in one day after applying on-line, please re-send your abstract by e-mail as well.

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        Re-Inventing Eastern Europe (7th Edition), Prague, Czech Republic, 13 – 14 December 2019 (all-day)
    3. Jan
      23
      Thu

      1. The 8th Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 24 – 25 January 2020, Venice, Italy (all-day)
        Jan 23 – Jan 24

        CALL FOR PAPERS
        The 8th Forum of Critical Studies
        Asking Big Questions Again

        24 – 25 January 2020
        Venice, Italy
        4* West-End Hotel

        Deadline for Paper Proposals: 5th of December 2019

        The 8th Euroacademia Global Forum of Critical Studies aims to bring into an open floor the reflexive and questioning interaction among academics, intellectuals, practitioners and activists profoundly concerned with evaluative understandings of the world we’re living in. The focus of the forum is to initiate an arena where no question is misplaced and irrelevant as long as we acknowledge that evaluation, critical thinking and contestation are accessible trajectories to better understand our past, present and alternative scenarios for the future.

        Conference Description:
        Some say that the 21st Century or modernity altogether made humans more concerned with doing rather than being. As the classical Greek civilization valued the most reflexive thinking as a form of freedom from natural necessities, contemporary times profoundly involve individuals and the imaginary accompanying social practices in a restless logic of consumption, competition and engagement that profoundly – or some would say, radically – suspends or indefinitely postpones the autonomous capacity of human beings to question and reflect upon the social order and the meaning of social practices. The fast advancement of the logic of post-industrial societies, the gradual dissolution of alternative models to the capitalist logic and a multitude of other alerting factors pushed ahead a global spread culture of one-dimensional productions of meaning that advances a closure rather than a constant reflexive re-evaluation of cultural/social practices.
        Many alternatives at hand are often condemned to marginality or lost in the plural practices where everything goes as long as it’s part of an intellectual market. The ‘fatal strategies’ of post-industrial societies to keep individuals captive, busy and seduced by contingent social arrangements and economic practices minimized the questioning detachment required to evaluate and give meaning through reflexive criticism and unlimited interrogation. Various labels were given to our unfolding times from apocalyptic ones to some more comforting yet not by chance lacking some vital optimism. Despite a wide-spread discontent and suspicion towards the daily realities of our current societies, most of the big questions are often left outside by the self-involved active pursuit of an imagined well-being that is no longer transgressed by harsh critical evaluation of its meaning. The academic arena itself also advances, supports, integrates and promotes limited particular methodologies that generate an effect of mainstreaming and often keeps researchers or practitioners out of the battle-ground for big questions.
        The ongoing economic crisis made reality even harsher and pushed ahead the need for more thinking as many habitual categories lost their meaning or relevance. New ways of thinking could transgress some inappropriate conceptions or misconceptions that preserve their centrality due to the mechanics of habits. This is a time when a call to thinking is well-placed. This is a call to arms for critical studies that promotes alternative, questioning and multi-dimensional thinking.

        Panels:
        When it’s about critical thinking and critical studies there is intrinsically an unending open list of topics to be included. The Fifth Euroacademia Forum on Critical Studies proposes the 5 sections (that are by no means exclusive):
        • Theory/Philosophy
        • Politics
        • Cultural Studies
        • Political Economy
        • Arts, Literature, Film and Performance Studies

        Papers on the following topics (and not only) are welcomed:
        Diagnostics of Our Times: Where Is the 21st Century Heading? ~ Our Societies Are As Good As It Gets: How to Escape the Closure of Meaning? ~ Consumerist Societies and the Captivity of Thinking ~ The Being/Doing Nexus ~ Assessing Models of Capitalism ~ Markets, Capital and Inequalities ~ The Remains of Individual Autonomy ~ How Plural Our Societies Truly Are? ~ Debating Ideal vs. Real Multiculturalism ~ Social Narcissism and Consumerism ~ The Role of Critical Thinking: Proposing Alternative Methodologies ~ Are There Any Alternatives to Capitalism Left? ~ Social Causes and the Pursuit of Social Beliefs ~ Protest and Social Change ~ Re-Thinking Revolutions ~ Hegemony and the Remaining Possibilities for Social Criticism ~ Loneliness and Isolation in the Era of Mass Communication ~ Living Low Cost: Values, Meaning and Market Exchange ~ Ideology and Other Dominant Narratives ~ Critical Economics ~ Post-Modernism and the Critique of Modernity ~ Marx and the 21st Century ~ Debating the End of Communism ~ Non-Oppositional Societies ~ Consolation, Complicity and Passivity Today ~ Who Still Waits For A Revolution? ~ C. Castoriadis and the Project of Autonomy ~ French Thinking and Alternatives for Thought ~ Eastern Europe and the Enrollment to the School of Capitalism ~ China and the Logic of Growth ~ Crises of Culture ~ Left and Right: Political Spectrums and Pluralism Re-Discussed ~ Art as an Exchange Value ~ Originality and Complacency ~ Literatures and Authors ~ Heroes and Heroines in Electronic Literature ~ Fiction and the Fictionalization of the Contemporary World ~ Film and the Persisting Hunger for Heroic Imagination ~ The Illusory Charity and Imagined forms of Contemporary Humanisms ~ The Growing Social Irrelevance of Philosophy ~ Replacement of the Logic of Becoming by the Logic of Earning ~ How Do We Look Back at Tradition? ~ Just Wars or Unjust Thinking? ~ The Myth of Cosmopolitanism ~ Facing the Self ~ Communication, Media and Simulacrum ~ Science, Pragmatics and Vocation: Who Pays What We Can’t Sell? ~ Is There Still a Postmodern or Any Other Kind of Condition? ~ Post-Marxist Way of Looking at Facts ~ The School of Suspicion and Evaluative Thinking ~ Feminist Readings of Our Contemporary World ~ Post-Colonialism and the Refurbished Other(s) ~ Theory and Power ~ Queer Theory and Living After the Sexual Revolution ~ Subaltern Theory

        For complete information before applying see full details of the conference at:

        http://euroacademia.eu/conference/8fcs/

        You can apply on-line by completing the Application Form on the conference website or by sending a 300 words titled abstract together with the details of contact and affiliation until 5th of December 2019 at [email protected]

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        The 8th Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 24 – 25 January 2020, Venice, Italy (all-day)
    4. Jan
      24
      Fri

      1. The 8th Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 24 – 25 January 2020, Venice, Italy (all-day)
        Jan 24 – Jan 25

        CALL FOR PAPERS
        The 8th Forum of Critical Studies
        Asking Big Questions Again

        24 – 25 January 2020
        Venice, Italy
        4* West-End Hotel

        Deadline for Paper Proposals: 5th of December 2019

        The 8th Euroacademia Global Forum of Critical Studies aims to bring into an open floor the reflexive and questioning interaction among academics, intellectuals, practitioners and activists profoundly concerned with evaluative understandings of the world we’re living in. The focus of the forum is to initiate an arena where no question is misplaced and irrelevant as long as we acknowledge that evaluation, critical thinking and contestation are accessible trajectories to better understand our past, present and alternative scenarios for the future.

        Conference Description:
        Some say that the 21st Century or modernity altogether made humans more concerned with doing rather than being. As the classical Greek civilization valued the most reflexive thinking as a form of freedom from natural necessities, contemporary times profoundly involve individuals and the imaginary accompanying social practices in a restless logic of consumption, competition and engagement that profoundly – or some would say, radically – suspends or indefinitely postpones the autonomous capacity of human beings to question and reflect upon the social order and the meaning of social practices. The fast advancement of the logic of post-industrial societies, the gradual dissolution of alternative models to the capitalist logic and a multitude of other alerting factors pushed ahead a global spread culture of one-dimensional productions of meaning that advances a closure rather than a constant reflexive re-evaluation of cultural/social practices.
        Many alternatives at hand are often condemned to marginality or lost in the plural practices where everything goes as long as it’s part of an intellectual market. The ‘fatal strategies’ of post-industrial societies to keep individuals captive, busy and seduced by contingent social arrangements and economic practices minimized the questioning detachment required to evaluate and give meaning through reflexive criticism and unlimited interrogation. Various labels were given to our unfolding times from apocalyptic ones to some more comforting yet not by chance lacking some vital optimism. Despite a wide-spread discontent and suspicion towards the daily realities of our current societies, most of the big questions are often left outside by the self-involved active pursuit of an imagined well-being that is no longer transgressed by harsh critical evaluation of its meaning. The academic arena itself also advances, supports, integrates and promotes limited particular methodologies that generate an effect of mainstreaming and often keeps researchers or practitioners out of the battle-ground for big questions.
        The ongoing economic crisis made reality even harsher and pushed ahead the need for more thinking as many habitual categories lost their meaning or relevance. New ways of thinking could transgress some inappropriate conceptions or misconceptions that preserve their centrality due to the mechanics of habits. This is a time when a call to thinking is well-placed. This is a call to arms for critical studies that promotes alternative, questioning and multi-dimensional thinking.

        Panels:
        When it’s about critical thinking and critical studies there is intrinsically an unending open list of topics to be included. The Fifth Euroacademia Forum on Critical Studies proposes the 5 sections (that are by no means exclusive):
        • Theory/Philosophy
        • Politics
        • Cultural Studies
        • Political Economy
        • Arts, Literature, Film and Performance Studies

        Papers on the following topics (and not only) are welcomed:
        Diagnostics of Our Times: Where Is the 21st Century Heading? ~ Our Societies Are As Good As It Gets: How to Escape the Closure of Meaning? ~ Consumerist Societies and the Captivity of Thinking ~ The Being/Doing Nexus ~ Assessing Models of Capitalism ~ Markets, Capital and Inequalities ~ The Remains of Individual Autonomy ~ How Plural Our Societies Truly Are? ~ Debating Ideal vs. Real Multiculturalism ~ Social Narcissism and Consumerism ~ The Role of Critical Thinking: Proposing Alternative Methodologies ~ Are There Any Alternatives to Capitalism Left? ~ Social Causes and the Pursuit of Social Beliefs ~ Protest and Social Change ~ Re-Thinking Revolutions ~ Hegemony and the Remaining Possibilities for Social Criticism ~ Loneliness and Isolation in the Era of Mass Communication ~ Living Low Cost: Values, Meaning and Market Exchange ~ Ideology and Other Dominant Narratives ~ Critical Economics ~ Post-Modernism and the Critique of Modernity ~ Marx and the 21st Century ~ Debating the End of Communism ~ Non-Oppositional Societies ~ Consolation, Complicity and Passivity Today ~ Who Still Waits For A Revolution? ~ C. Castoriadis and the Project of Autonomy ~ French Thinking and Alternatives for Thought ~ Eastern Europe and the Enrollment to the School of Capitalism ~ China and the Logic of Growth ~ Crises of Culture ~ Left and Right: Political Spectrums and Pluralism Re-Discussed ~ Art as an Exchange Value ~ Originality and Complacency ~ Literatures and Authors ~ Heroes and Heroines in Electronic Literature ~ Fiction and the Fictionalization of the Contemporary World ~ Film and the Persisting Hunger for Heroic Imagination ~ The Illusory Charity and Imagined forms of Contemporary Humanisms ~ The Growing Social Irrelevance of Philosophy ~ Replacement of the Logic of Becoming by the Logic of Earning ~ How Do We Look Back at Tradition? ~ Just Wars or Unjust Thinking? ~ The Myth of Cosmopolitanism ~ Facing the Self ~ Communication, Media and Simulacrum ~ Science, Pragmatics and Vocation: Who Pays What We Can’t Sell? ~ Is There Still a Postmodern or Any Other Kind of Condition? ~ Post-Marxist Way of Looking at Facts ~ The School of Suspicion and Evaluative Thinking ~ Feminist Readings of Our Contemporary World ~ Post-Colonialism and the Refurbished Other(s) ~ Theory and Power ~ Queer Theory and Living After the Sexual Revolution ~ Subaltern Theory

        For complete information before applying see full details of the conference at:

        http://euroacademia.eu/conference/8fcs/

        You can apply on-line by completing the Application Form on the conference website or by sending a 300 words titled abstract together with the details of contact and affiliation until 5th of December 2019 at [email protected]

        +
        The 8th Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 24 – 25 January 2020, Venice, Italy (all-day)