Vital Politics: Rethinking Normativity in the Anthropocene

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 2 year (24 months) postdoctoral position in democratic theory and climate change to be filled by September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Job content   The position is part of a larger research project […]

Call for Papers: Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory

Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal published by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs with the aim of foregrounding contemporary critical theory operating within a global frame. The journal seeks to reflect upon and enact forms of transnational solidarity that draw upon critical theory and political practice […]

Names of Feminism

Special Issue Names of Feminism In Latin America, from the mass marches “Ni una menos” in reaction to the femicide of Lucía Pérez in Mar del Plata in Argentina, the word “feminism” seems to circulate without restrictions from the media to politics, even going through the world of entertainment. Today, there is no one who […]

Postcolonial Studies: Latin American Genealogies

Special Issue Postcolonial Studies: Latin American Genealogies The postcolonial studies are located in an interdisciplinary academic field in the Anglo-Saxon world since 1978 with the seminal publication of Edward W. Said, Orientalism. And after, erudite reflections related to western historiographical canons and the modern neocolonial discourse emerges with the work of Ranajit Guha, Gayatri Spivak, and Homi […]

Republicanism and Agonistic Democratic Theory: Call for Papers

Special Issue Republicanism and Agonistic Democratic Theory In recent decades, various theories have challenged what appears to be a hegemonic dominance of liberalism in at least three directions: economic, legal and the political dimension of the community. Among these, two stand out for the extent of their criticism. One of them is republicanism: from the […]

Biolegalities in Globalization: Investigating Ethical In/sensibilities

CFP – Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) 2017Biolegalities in Globalization: Investigating Ethical In/sensibilities   (open panel # 114) August 30 – September 2, 2017Boston, Massachusetts, USA Organized by Sonja van Wichelen (University of Sydney – Sociology) and Marc de Leeuw (University of New South Wales – Law) The life sciences are fundamentally reshaping law and legal practice. This panel […]

Conference “Government of Self, Government of Others. Ethical and Political Questions in the Late Foucault”, New University of Lisbon

International Conference GOVERNMENT OF SELF, GOVERNMENT OF OTHERSEthical and political questions in the late Foucault IFILNOVA / EPLab, Lisbon, 6th-7th March 2017 Organizers Marta Faustino, Gianfranco Ferraro, Luís de Sousa  The *Laboratory of Ethics and Political Philosophy* of *IFILNOVA *invites submissions for its international conference “*Government of Self, Government of Others. Ethical and Political Questions in the Late Foucault*”, to be held at […]

El neoliberalismo a debate: hacia una genealogía del presente

VII Jornadas Debates Actuales de la Teoría Política Contemporánea.   El neoliberalismo a debate: hacia una genealogía del presente   17 y 18 de noviembre de 2016 Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Campus Miguelete, Universidad Nacional de San Martín       Presentación:   ¿Cómo interpretar el neoliberalismo? Más allá de cualquier salida fácil que lo […]

From Bureaucracy to Governmentality: Subjectification and Lived Experience (MANCEPT Workhsop)

MANCEPT workshop 2016 (September 7-9)From Bureaucracy to Governmentality: Subjectification and Lived ExperienceConvenors: Guido Barbi and Liesbeth SchoonheimKU Leuven The physiognomy of the modern mass state has been subject to thorough analyses ranging from Max Weber’s assessment of bureaucracy as legal rule, Foucault’s thesis on governmentality as replacement of sovereignty, to Niklas Luhmann’s system-theoretical account. […]

Working Group: Performance In The Age Of Transparency: Biopolitics, Biotechnology & Biogenetics”

CALL FOR PAPERS American Society Theatre Research – ASTR 2016 “Trans-”: 3-6, November 2016 Minneapolis, Minnesota   WORKING GROUP “Performance In The Age Of Transparency: Biopolitics, Biotechnology & Biogenetics”  Deadline for submissions: 1 June, 2016 Submissions directly to the ASTR website via this link: Conveners:  Dr. Gabriella Calchi Novati– Training Candidate, ISAP ZURICH Dr. […]

International Conference “capitalism, crisis and subjectivity” (Spanish)

COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL CAPITALISMO, CRISIS Y SUBJETIVIDAD Valparaíso, 11 y 12 de agosto de 2016 Convocatoria envío de resúmenes Desde hace algunos años nos hemos acostumbrado a escuchar la palabra “crisis”, asociándola a diferentes dimensiones de la vida humana: moral, cultural, política, institucional, social, entre otras. Sin embargo, cada vez que se habla de “crisis” es […]

CFP: II Jornadas Transdiciplinares de Estudios en Gubernamentalidad: “Prácticas de subjetivación y derivas de la gubernamentalidad”

Santiago de Chile. 28, 29 y 30 de Septiembre 2016. En sus clases en el Collège de France de 1978 tituladas “Seguridad, Territorio, Población” Michel Foucault orientaba su indagación hacia el término de “biopolítica” que había venido desarrollando unos años antes. En esta vía, Foucault comienza a elaborar un nuevo término que surge del encuentro […]

Biopolitics 2.0: Digital Subjects

Call for Abstracts MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 7-9 September 2016 The (bio)politics, aesthetics, ethics and the performances of digital subjects of the following issues might be considered: Quotidian relationships between the vital and the virtual Surveillance in the digital panopticon, e.g. Wikileaks and the Snowden NSA files Precarious identities e.g. digital thefts, phishing, fake emails, […]

Joint Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy in 2016

2016 SEP-FEP Joint Annual Conference Regent’s University London 25-27 August 2016 The Joint Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy in 2016 will be hosted by Regent’s University London, UK. Plenary Speakers: Karen Barad  (University of California, Santa Cruz) Elie During  (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense) John Protevi (Louisiana State […]

CFP: Critical Legal Conference 2016

The Call for Stream Proposals is OPEN NOW – please send proposals of no more than 500 words along with short bios of the stream organisers to The Call for Stream Proposals closes 7 March 2016. “…there are no witnesses to changes of epoch. The epochal turning is an imperceptible frontier,bound to no crucial date […]

Ashgate Research Companion to Biopolitics

The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the study of political science. Inspired by the pioneering research of Michel Foucault and the subsequent development of this problematic in a variety of theoretical schools, political scientists have started addressing the rationalities of power that go beyond traditional sovereign-territorial logics and rather take the vital […]

Emergent Ecologies CFO (Call for Organisms)

The Multispecies Salon presents:Emergent Ecologies CFO (Call for Organisms on Facebook)Submission deadline: Feb 14th, 2016Send to: Emergent Ecologies CFO (Call for Organisms) Ecosystems were compared with airplanes in the 1980s.  Ecologists argued that it would be terrifying to ride on a partially disassembled flying machine.  “As you walk from the terminal toward your airliner, you […]

CFP: The sixteenth annual meeting of the Foucault Circle (2016)

CALL FOR PAPERSThe sixteenth annual meeting of the Foucault Circle Sydney, AustraliaJune 29-July 2, 2016(hosted by the University of New South Wales) PDF of Call for papers We invite individual papers and roundtable proposals (4-5 panelists) on any aspect of Foucault’s work. Studies, critiques, and applications of Foucauldian thinking are all welcome. We will aim for a diversity of topics and […]

Biopolitics, Journal Pléyade n 17 (2016)

  Since Foucault’s initial work on “biopolitics”, the relation between life and politics has become of increasing significance in the contemporary debate in philosophy and in the social sciences. As an area of research and as a concept, biopolitics has received diverse and at times opposed applications in the works of Antonio Negri, Roberto Esposito, […]

New Materialisms & Economies of Excess

New Materialisms & Economies of Excess. An International Conference  September 29-October 1, 2016   Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA   Organized by the Department of Comparative Literature   KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Rebecca Comay, Jacques Lezra, Eric L. Santner   “general economy defines…the explosive character of the world” Georges Bataille   In the past fifteen years, so-called new materialisms have radically reshaped […]

Experiencing Prison 7th Global Conference Call for Participation 2016

Experiencing Prison7th Global ConferenceCall for Participation 2016 Thursday 17th March – Saturday 19th March 2016Budapest, Hungary It is estimated there are currently around 9 million people in prisons across the globe. Statistics can tell us which countries or regions have the highest rates of incarceration. Statistics can tell us about the most common offenses, subdivided […]

ASCP Conference 2-4 December 2015

The University of New South Wales will host the 2015 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy conference at its Kensington Campus, in Sydney. The ASCP aims to provide a broad intellectual forum for academics and postgraduates working in the European tradition, and its annual conference is the largest such event devoted to philosophy in Australia. Registration, along with information […]

The sixteenth annual meeting of the Foucault Circle, Sydney Australia

The sixteenth annual meeting of the Foucault Circle Sydney, Australia June 29-July 2, 2016 (hosted by the University of New South Wales) We invite individual papers and roundtable proposals (4-5 panelists) on any aspect of Foucault’s work.  Studies, critiques, and applications of Foucauldian thinking are all welcome.  We will aim for a diversity of topics and […]

The work and intellectual history of Ernesto Laclau (1935-2014), Journal Pléyade ISSN 0718-655x

Center for Political Analysis and Research Call for Papers Journal Pléyade ISSN 0718-655x No. 16 Second Semester 2015  The work and intellectual history of Ernesto Laclau (1935-2014)  This dossier of Journal Pléyade is dedicated to the work and intellectual history of Argentinean political theorist Ernesto Laclau (1935-2014). After completing his doctorate in the United Kingdom (1977), Laclau […]

Foucault Madness Conference

Bio-power(ful) Cloud-Bodies Host: Foucault Madness Collective Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015. Location: The Historic Thibodo House (1150 Lupine Hills Drive, Vista, CA) Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jack Halberstam The Foucault Madness Conference is back for a second year! This year’s theme brings into critical light how current norms of cyber-based speech-acts create new technologies of selfhood. […]

Biopolitics, Bioscience and Governmentality

Biopolitics, Bioscience and Governmentality November 19, 2015   This colloquium aims to discuss current perspectives on biopolitics and its intersections with bioscience, pharmacology, and medicine; and to propose readings that link this knowledge with the individual and governmentality, especially in the Latin American and Chilean context.   The category of “biopolitics” was reintroduced by Michel Foucault in […]

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 1-3 September 2015 (Manchester)

Biopolitics 2.0: Life in an Age of Unstable Realities Convener: Dr. Gabriella Calchi-Novati (Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana) Email:  According to Foucault, ‘biopolitics’ is that direct and immediate correlation between politics and life, when life is understood in its strictly biological sense, a practice that from the second half of the eighteenth century […]

Animals in the Anthropocene: Human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere

The Second Call For Papers for the conference “Animals in the Anthropocene: Human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere” (Stavanger, Norway, September 17-19th 2015) has appeared (see conference webpage and 2nd CFP). Deadline for submission of abstracts (oral presentations): March 1st 2015. Please submit your abstract to Keynote speakers: Almo Farina (Italy), Gisela Kaplan (Australia), Dominique Lestel (France), David […]