Centre for the Study of Theory, Culture, and
Politics Trent University, Peterborough, ON, October 24-25,
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of
Theory, Culture & Politics at Trent University, TCP will hold a graduate
student conference with the theme: Technology/Politics.
Politics is part
of a constellation of technologies that structure, shape, mediate, move and
inflect the ways we as human beings live together. The concept of technology
does not exist in a socio-political vacuum. The arbiter of the meaning,
significance, value, and impact of technology is its relationship with the
people and material objects it comes to affect (and who effect it). In this
fundamental way, technology and politics are inextricably linked, relationally
bound, and co-dependently originating.
We seek to bring together
promising young scholars whose interdisciplinary research relates to this field.
This conference aims to explore the relationship between its titular concepts
through a diversity of methodological approaches. All manner of proposals are
encouraged, including theoretical/philosophical, literary, artistic,
technological and cybernetic.
The thanato-political, spiritual perspectives
Primitivism and neo-luddite backlash
Politicization of digital aesthetics
The (anti) capitalist singularity
Virtuality and affect
Hacktivism and the rise of the Anons
“Datapolitik” – with Prof. Davide Panagia
“Heidegger & New Media Determinism” – with Prof. Liam Mitchell
“Cyborg Theory & Critical Post-Humanisms” with Prof. Veronica
4th Workshop TBA
Proposals can be sent
technologypolitics at gmail dot com and should contain the following: name,
institutional affiliation, project title, and a brief biography (100 words).
Your attached abstract should be 250-300 words and be in .doc, .docx, .rtf or
.pdf format. Please ensure that you remove any identifying information from
document properties. $20 registration includes lunches, coffee &
Funding for travel and accommodation is available pending