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Submission of proposals
Thinking (With)Out Borders
International Political Theory Conference
University of St Andrews
1.–2.7.2010 — St Andrews, Scotland (UK)
  • International political thought beyond the West
  • Race, ethnicity and identity
  • Globalization and global civil society
  • Human rights and responsibilities
  • Imperialisms and empire
  • Democracy and peace
  • The political imaginary
  • Global constitutionalism
  • Refugees and migration
  • Global practices of violence
  • Environment, technology and development
Submission of proposals
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say
Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Leeds
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of York
3.–5.7.2010 — York (UK)
  • Institutional chronologies: the Reagan/Thatcher years and the rise of postcolonial studies
  • Postcolonial theory as travelling theory: adoptions, adaptations, and critiques beyond the Anglophone metropole
  • Neglected regions: East Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East
  • Postcolonial theory and religion
  • Postcolonial prospects: assets, liabilities and futures
  • What's left in/of postcolonial theory: activism, Marxism and globalisation
  • What's wrong with belonging? Rethinking diaspora, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism
  • Postcolonial theory and the wars of the twenty-first century (Iraq, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe)
  • Postcolonial theory and the aesthetic: form, narrative, Third World aesthetics, the novel versus newer forms of cultural text (film, comics, graphic novels etc.
  • Postcolonial contraband: secrets, silence and censorship
Submission of proposals
Readings of Difficult Freedom
International Conference
Société internationale de recherches Emmanuel Levinas (SIREL)
North American Levinas Society (NALS)
5.–9.7.2009 — Toulouse (France)
  • phenomenology
  • ethics
  • the Holocaust
  • Israel
  • the Talmudic readings
  • Levinas' views of science and technology
  • Levinas' relationship to Heidegger, Rozensweig, Bergson, French philosophers and writers
  • Levinas' relationship to Christianity
  • Levinas the educator
Submission of proposals
Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations
Interdisciplinary Conference
Department of English and Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University
14.–16.7.2010 — Gregynog, Wales (UK)
  • the ways in which writers draw on myths to retell the stories of people and nations
  • the re-inscription of myths in fiction as a challenge to »official« history
  • the use of myth by writers to represent new kinds of personal or collective identity
  • using myth as a way to rethink literary traditions
  • the fictional critique of myth and its politics
  • the links between story-telling, mythology, identity and history
  • mythologising origin or originary culture
  • the supernatural in relation to origin and ancestral identity
  • recycling mythologies to reflect contemporary political, cultural and global crises
Submission of proposals
Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations
10th International Conference
Common Ground Publishing
Queen's University
19.–22.7.2010 — Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
  • Dimensions of Diversity
  • Governing Diversity – Community in a Globalising World
  • Representing Diversity – The Influences of Global Tourism and the Global Media
  • Learning Diversity – Education in a World of Difference
  • Working Diversity – Managing the Culture of Diversity
Submission of proposals
From Colonialization to Globalization
The Intellectual and Political Legacies of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Africa's Future
International Conference
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
19.–21.8.2010 — Richmond, BC (Canada)
The conference will commemorate the centenary of the birthday of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Africa's Man of the Millennium, and bring scholars and students from Canada and from the around the world to share research and ideas on Africa's place in the global community, and to discuss the life, achievements and shortcomings of Africa's foremost Pan-Africanist. The organizers invite contributions in the context(s) of Pan-Africanism, post/neo-colonialism and globalization via cross-disciplinary, multi-centric, and international perspectives.
Submission of proposals
War and Self-Defence
International Conference
Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield
25.–27.8.2010 — Sheffield (UK)
  • The relationship between war and self-defence
  • The ethics of self-defence
  • Wars of humanitarian intervention
  • The moral status of combatants
  • Killing non-combatants
  • Just causes for war
  • The idea of legitimate authority
  • The moral status of terrorists
  • The moral wrongness of terrorism
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