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CALL FOR PROPOSAL 2016
IDENTIFYING THE POLITICAL
Conceptual Analysis: Rhetoric, Poetics and Populist Talk in Contemporary Politics
Appearances of the Political 1/6
Winter Symposium: February 22-23, 2016, University of Latvia (Main Building, Rai?a bulv?ris 19) in collaboration with University of Latvia
The Nordic Summer University (NSU) study group Appearances of the Political announces a CFP for its winter symposium. The first session of the group will be organized in cooperation with Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art and Faculty of Theology, the Latvian University in Riga, Latvia.
The topic, Identifying the Political, will address the verbal play and its connection to physical presences of today’s political reality and approach it from the point of view of social, artistic, aesthetic and cultural analysis.
By focusing on the conceptual base of the appearances of the political we wish to articulate clearly the artistic, aesthetic and cultural forces underlying today’s political thinking. We also want to inaugurate a debate on the role of cultural approaches in political analysis. To really discuss the political we need to establish a deeper understanding of the key concepts and their cultural extensions before elaborating on other forms of investigating them.
This could, for example, be related to the impact of concepts like migration / refugee. What cultural significance do these (or any similar politically explosive) concepts anchor to?
We wish to break new paths in connecting the cultural humanities and the political sciences. This symposium thus invites the participants to explore bravely new ways of studying the issue. We believe that experimentation is crucial for rethinking the political.
Our partner in the winter session 2016 is the University of Latvia in Riga and we collaborate closely with Pauls Daija and the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art.
About the Study Group
The intention of Appearances of the Political is to create a platform for future collaborations and applications, and to exchange knowledge and share common interest. It is important for the group to consult a variety of fields as broad as possible including political theory, philosophy, communication, social sciences and cultural studies, and we hope that scholars from all areas of interest would join us.
Participating in this first meeting of the group does not imply any obligation for participating in future meetings. We hope, however, that participants will be involved in building a strong community on this topic for future activities reflecting the diversity of interests in the community. Future seminars will focus on History, Material Culture, Activism, Political Art and Aesthetics in the Everyday, and Communication. The list of sites for the study circle is planned to be, among more, of the following order: Riga, Orivesi (NSU Summer Session), Bratislava, St. Petersburg and Copenhagen. Changes might appear as well as additions. We are open to any propositions concerning collaboration, partners and sites.
We invite proposals for presentations addressing different problems relating to this call. We hope that academicians, artists, students, third sector agents and intellectuals would participate. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions from the coordinators!
Please bookmark the study circle on NSU’s webpage http://nordic.university/study-circles/2-appearances-of-the-political/
and the blog of the study circle: http://appearancesofthepolitical.blogspot.com
Format of the presentation
Format of presentation can be either:
15 minutes presentation + 15 minutes discussion
30 minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion.
Please indicate your wish in the abstract!
We encourage you to give an oral presentation, i.e. no dry reading of a paper or reading from texts on power points (use power points for pictures, illustration of similar material). What matters is the content and what you have to say, not the rhetorical performance. Any form of experimental presentation is very much welcomed.
To submit a proposal please send via email to the coordinators:
The deadline to submit proposals is November 30, 2015. The preliminary program will be announced on December 15, 2015 on www.nordic.university where you can also find more information about NSU and sign up for the newsletter.
The applications will be viewed ASAP. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than December 15.
Later submission is possible but we will prioritize early submissions.
Registration and fee
Students, unemployed and freelancers: 30 €
Baltic students: 10 €
Those associated with institutions: 50 €
We will use the fees to cover some food and other expenses for the participants.
Participants should apply to their institutions, Art Councils, local foundations or sponsors to have their travel cost covered.
Official website for the CFP: http://nordic.university/study-circles/2-appearances-of-the-political/call-for-proposal-winter-2016-circle-2/
Short presentation of the circle: http://nordic.university/study-circles/2-appearances-of-the-political/
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Beautiful Game: The Poetics and Aesthetics of Soccer in Transnational Perspective
University of Basel
June 30-July 2, 2016
Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research)
Eva Lavric (University of Innsbruck)
Emily Ryall (University of Gloucestershire)
This conference, scheduled to take place during the 2016 European Championship and hosted by the University of Basel’s Department of English, takes up soccer with a special focus on its poetics and aesthetics. The conference particularly seeks to scrutinize the poetics and aesthetics of the game in light of comparative as well as transnational, transcontinental, and global perspectives. In doing so, it aims to shed light on the poetics and aesthetics of all aspects of soccer, from the actual game to fan chants and choreographies, from representations in the arts to the aesthetics of media coverage, from the poetics of live commentary to institutional image cultivation (MLS, FIFA, UEFA, etc.), from aspects of design (jerseys, balls) to recent developments in stadium architecture. Given this range and diversity of the forms in which the poetics and aesthetics of soccer manifest themselves, the conference by necessity is interdisciplinary in nature, with possible contributions coming from fields such as literary and cultural studies, philosophy, linguistics, visual studies and the arts, design, and architecture to name but a few.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
• the poetics and aesthetics of the game
• “skill,” “creativity,” “intuition,” and “style” in soccer
• soccer and the notions of the beautiful and the sublime
• fan chants
• fan choreographies
• Ultra aesthetics
• the aesthetics (and politics) of institutional image cultivation via the staging of events such as opening ceremonies, fixture draws, player award ceremonies, etc.
• languages of/in soccer
• the poetics and rhetoric of soccer live commentary
• the poetics, rhetoric, and aesthetics of soccer media coverage
• representations of soccer in the arts (including literature and film)
• the aesthetics of stadium architecture
• design in soccer: jerseys, balls, gear, club emblems, etc.
In addition to academic talks, the conference will also include an art event, exhibiting some of the original art that is the basis for tschuttiheftli’s sticker collection they create for every World Cup and European Championship (http://www.tschuttiheft.li/).
Dr. phil. des. Ridvan Askin and Dr. Catherine Diederich, Department of English, University of Basel, Nadelberg 6, CH-4051 Basel
European Society for Aesthetics Conference 2016
Barcelona (Spain) 8 – 10 June 2016
Submission deadline: 15th of January 2016
The European Society for Aesthetics would like to invite you to submit a paper for presentation at the ESA Conference 2016. The conference will be co-organised by the ESA, the Department of Philosophy of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona.
Confirmed Keynote speakers:
ï Christoph Menke (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankurt)
ï Elisabeth Schellekens (Uppsala Universitet)
ï Lev Kreft (University of Ljubljana)
We are inviting papers from all traditions and on any topic in philosophical aesthetics, and both systematic and historical presentations are acceptable.
We encourage the presentation of submissions in English, but submissions in other major European languages will be considered equally. For each talk, there will be time for a 25-minute presentation, with about another 20 minutes designated for discussion. All accepted papers would be eligible for publication in the proceedings of the ESA. (http://proceedings.eurosa.org)
Submissions must be long abstracts, between 800 and 1.200 words in length, presenting not only the main ideas and claims of the paper, but also the chief considerations and arguments in favour of them. Please, notice that full paper submissions will not be accepted and submissions are limited to one per person.
Please use the PDF-file format for submission and render your text completely anonymous, allowing for blind refereeing. To submit your long abstract, please use the EasyChair online submission system (first-time users will be asked to register with EasyChair).
We also encourage all submitters to sign up as members of the ESA (which is free): http://www.eurosa.org/
The deadline for submissions of papers is the 15th of January 2016, and we aim to inform you about the result of our selection process by mid February 2016.
The 20th International Congress of Aesthetics
“Aesthetics and Mass Culture”
24-29 July 2016 (Sunday-Friday)
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Call for Papers
ICA 2016 organizing committee invites all interested individuals to submit the abstract of a paper for 20-minute presentation. There will be 5-minute Q&A after presentation.
• Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2016
• Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2016
• How to submit: On-line submission at www.ica2016.org
1. Issues of Art Theories in the Era of Mass Culture
2. New Media, Design and Aesthetics
3. Aesthetics of Body and Sports
4. Reflections on the History of Aesthetics
5. Values of Art: Cognitive, Moral and Political
6. Scientific Perspectives on Aesthetics
7. Imagination and Emotion
8. Aesthetics of Environment and Ecology
9. Aesthetics and Theories of Individual Artistic Genres
10. Aesthetics and Art Theories in Asian Traditions
All participants are requested to register via on-line system. Please visit our
website in order to proceed your registration. (www.ica2016.org)
Regular USD 300 (by March 1, 2016) USD 350 (late and on-site)
Student* USD 150 (by March 1, 2016) USD 200 (late and on-site)
*A copy of “STUDENT ID” will be needed.
- President of the Organizing Committee of ICA2016
Prof. Chong-hwan Oh (Seoul National University)
- President of the Korean Society of Aesthetics
Prof. Joosik Min (Youngnam University)
- Secretary General of ICA2016
Prof. Haewan Lee (Seoul National University)
ICA 2016 Secretariat
Tel. +82-2-880-6255, Fax. +82-2-877-6340
Department of Aesthetics, College of Humanities, Seoul National University,
Gwanakno1, Gwanakgu, Seoul, 151-745, South Korea
For more information, visit our website: www.ica2016.org
On behalf of the members of the Korean Society for Aesthetics, I am greatly honored to hold the 20th International Congress for Aesthetics in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, under the auspices of the International Association for Aesthetics (L’Association Internationale d’Esthétique). The Congress will be held on the campus of Seoul National University from the 24th (Sunday) to the 29th (Friday) of July, 2016. SNU is the most prestigious university in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and home to the only Department of Aesthetics in the country.
The Korean Society of Aesthetics, the most authoritative nationwide society in the field, was established in September, 1968, being the first association for aesthetics in the Republic of Korea. With a 47-year tradition, the now more than 300 members of the KSA are actively engaged in a broad range of aesthetic subjects across the Asian, Analytic, and European traditions, including theories of painting, the aesthetics of music and film, and sociological aesthetics. Our members also play major roles in the various artistic and cultural fields in Korea. Many members of the KSA earned their Ph. D. degrees abroad, mainly from the USA, Germany, and France in the West, and China and Japan in the East. As a result, the academic climate of the KSA is comprehensive and well-informed, and the Society is very well-equipped to deal with aesthetics in an international context. With such broad backgrounds, we are confident in our ability to host a very successful Seoul ICA.
The theme of the Seoul Congress is “Aesthetics and Mass Culture.” The Congress will focus on the various aesthetic aspects of mass culture, which, due to the rapid development of information technology, has become one of the most prominent of contemporary cultural phenomena. We are all familiar with the idea of globalization and with developments in information technology. We have been told that, thanks to the internet and other modes of information technology, there are a few, if any, places isolated from the rest of the world today. The importance of globalization, one of whose symptoms is the overwhelming flow of information, is not just that we can learn more about other countries, other people, and other cultures, but also that we become more likely to be influenced by other cultures, especially their ways of life. To try to understand and, in some cases, to accept other cultures and life styles often results in a change of one’s own view of life, even one’s own view of the world, which also includes one’s conception of the arts and sensibilities to the aesthetic. But the revolution of information technology also raises the philosophical or aesthetic issue of mass art and mass culture, which, we think, deserves serious discussion. We hope that the Congress will achieve many fruitful results from the many urgent aesthetic questions arising as a result of these phenomena.
In addition to these questions, the Seoul Congress, as with all other Congresses, will be open to every traditional subject of aesthetics and we welcome papers and panel proposals devoted to all fields of aesthetics. The Congress will consist of several panels and round tables, along with dozens of sessions, including sessions for individual artistic genres. The Organizing Committee will choose the topics for some events, but the rest will be open to the general members of the IAA.
It is my promise that we will devote all our efforts to the success of the Seoul Congress. In the name of all the members of the Korean Society for Aesthetics, I hope to see you all in Korea next summer.
Prof. Chong-hwan Oh
(President of the Organizing Committee for 2016 ICA,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
SANART Association for Aesthetics and Visual Culture was founded in 1991 with the aim to develop the philosophical and discursive background to artistic practice and the promotion of Aesthetics in Turkey. Since 1992 it has organized many international symposia inviting both accomplished artists and scholars in aesthetics, art and architecture. Each symposia is accompanied by related artistic events, exhibitions and performances. The 1992 ‘Identity, Marginality and Space’ Symposium hosted a CoBrA exhibition at the National Museum in Ankara as well as Japanese ceramics and South American painting shows. Ever since many similar artistic events and conferences have been organized including the 2007 International Congress of Aesthetics at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara which was attended by more than 400 participants. Many of these activities have been recorded in bilingual publications. SANART today has 90 active members. From 1992 to 2010 Jale Erzen acted as the President, since 2010 the president is Cana Bilsel.
Website of the SANART Association for Aesthetics and Visual Culture.