[H-verkko] CFP: 3rd CFP - Regulated Liberties. Negotiating Freedom in Art, Culture and Media

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3rd CFP - Regulated Liberties. Negotiating Freedom in Art, Culture
and Media

3rd Call for Papers and Panels - Regulated Liberties. Negotiating
Freedom in Art, Culture and Media

1st Rethinking Art Studies (REARS) conference in Turku, August 20-22
2009, University of Turku, Finland.

Freedom is a heavily charged notion with a vast conceptual width.
Yet, the question of freedom and its regulation remains inadequately
studied in the field of art, culture and media. Research has often
relied conceptually on dichotomies and concentrated on revealing
different kinds of power structures and forms of oppression, which
tends to simplify the complex nature of freedom and constraint. The
conference is dedicated to rethinking cultural power in new inventive
ways not based on a dichotomous logic of domination and resistance.
The concept of 'regulated liberties' denotes a more complex
relationship of negotiation between the dominant and its subjects.

The aim of the conference is to relate art, culture and media to
questions concerning freedom, emancipation and resistance. The
overall conference topic disperses on the theoretical fields of
subjectivity, social structures, and representation. The conference
provides a forum for the development of innovative and creative
research concerning temporal/spatial dimensions, genres and identity
production in art, culture and media.

It is with great regret that we have to inform you of the recent
passing of one of our keynote speakers, Professor Eve Kosofsky
Sedgwick. Professor Sedgwick passed away on April 12th in New York.
In the wake of this loss we have the honour of welcoming two
replacing keynote speakers, philosopher and political theorist Brian
Massumi and artist, theorist and psychoanalyst Bracha L. Ettinger. In
light of these changes, we are extending our call for papers to enable
the participation of those researchers who are inspired by the new
keynote speakers. There is room for a limited number of new papers
and panels.

*Keynote speakers:*

  * Angela McRobbie (The Department of Media and Communications,
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
  * Brian Massumi (Department of Communication, University of
Montréal, Canada)
  * Bracha L. Ettinger (Media & Communications, European Graduate
School, Switzerland)
  * Colin B. Grant (The Department of Sociology, University of
Surrey, UK)
  * Marianne Liljeström (The School of Art Studies, University of
Turku, Finland)
  * Altti Kuusamo (The School of Art Studies, University of Turku,

*Proposals for panels and individual papers:*

The conference organizing committee invites proposals for panels and
individual papers. Possible topics may include (but are not limited
to) the following:

  * How have the concepts of freedom and emancipation been employed
in the context of art, culture and media?
  * In what ways do culture and art regulate conduct in (neo)liberal
regimes and vice versa?
  * How do culturally sanctioned representations impose hegemonic
  * In what ways should genres be (re)thought in art? Are they
regulating regimes?
  * Under what circumstances does resistance take place, and is it
necessarily conscious and intentional?
  * In what ways are subjects produced both as objects of regulatory
norms and as agents capable of resisting these norms?
  * How does embodiment work as a corporeal nexus for several axis of
power, as a gendered, racialised, and sexualised signifier of multiple
regulatory norms?
  * How could the role of institutions and economy be conceptualised
in new and productive ways?

Abstracts should be sent in the following format:
(1) Title
(2) Presenter(s)
(3) Institutional affiliation
(4) Email
(5) Abstract.

Panel proposals should include:
(1) Title of the panel
(2) Name and contact information of the chair
(3) Abstracts of the presenters.

Please use your surname as the document title. Abstracts (200–300
words) for twenty-minute papers as well as proposals for 2 hour
panels should be submitted as an email attachment to reglib(a)utu.fi
by *May 14th 2009*. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by the
end of May 2009.

The preliminary conference programme, including already accepted
papers and panels, is available: www.hum.utu.fi/regulated_liberties/
For more information, contact us at reglib(at)utu.fi.

The School of Art Studies, University of Turku, Finland, organizes
the conference. 

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Anu Laukkanen <anu.laukkanen at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 15.05.2009
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