[NetBehaviour] Call For Papers: Baudrillard’s Cultural Politics

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue May 17 17:37:22 CEST 2005

Call for Papers


Baudrillard's Cultural Politics


A Stream at


Engaging Baudrillard:

An International Multidisciplinary Conference

4-6^th September 2006


Swansea University, United Kingdom


Is Jean Baudrillard a prophetic cultural theorist of contemporary 
political significance? Or is he a myopic intellectual impostor, a 
twenty-first century writer of cultural and political fantasies that 
have no relevance to our current condition? How should we understand 
Baudrillard's explosive cultural and political concepts today?

          The aim of this stream is to circumvent both a hasty reaction 
against and a euphoric celebration of Baudrillard's cultural politics. 
Rather, it seeks to provide a contemporary assessment of Baudrillard's 
writings and what they mean for the future of cultural politics. The 
stream intends to make an important contribution to the broad 
understanding and literature on Baudrillard's postmodern cultural politics.

          The stream organizers are in search of a collection of 
original conference papers that, together, will provide a 
multiperspectival overview, guide to and consideration of Baudrillard's 
contentious and often misunderstood work on present day cultural politics.

          Papers are sought on Baudrillard's writings that discuss and 
evaluate them in relation to his cultural politics, inclusive of papers 
on but not restricted to: fatal strategies and the aleatory; seduction; 
the self; reversibility; celebrity; symbolic exchange and death; 
simulations; silent majorities; technology; ecstasy; communication; 
evil; images; America; art; terrorism; media; consumption; feminism; 
theory-fiction; and postmodernity.

          Our aim is to engage with Baudrillard's cultural politics in 
surprising, exciting and yet accessible ways.

          The stream will not only be a point of reference for 
understanding and assessing Baudrillard's stunning cultural theory and 
political vision but also the launch pad for  a special section of the 
international refereed journal, _Cultural Politics_:




Please send 250 word abstracts to:

Dr John Armitage
Co-editor, /Cultural Politics/
Room 441
Northumberland Building
School of Arts & Social Sciences
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
Tel: 0191 227 4971
Fax: 0191 227 4558
E-mail: j.armitage at unn.ac.uk <mailto:j.armitage at unn.ac.uk>


Dr Ryan Bishop
Co-Editor, /Cultural Politics/
Associate Professor of English
The National University of Singapore
Dept. of English
AS5, Arts Link
Singapore 117570
Tel. 65-6874-6633
Fax: 65-6773-2981
E-mail: ellrb at nus.edu.sg <mailto:ellrb at nus.edu.sg> <mailto:ellrb at nus.edu.sg>

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